Bug 468773 - Non-working radeon driver on macbook pro with nomodeset
Non-working radeon driver on macbook pro with nomodeset
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Triaged
: 502276 507340 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F10Target
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Reported: 2008-10-27 18:08 EDT by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:15 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:40:11 EST
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Xorg.0.log (18.35 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-26 14:06 EDT, Alexey Kuznetsov
no flags Details
dmesg (54.83 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-26 14:07 EDT, Alexey Kuznetsov
no flags Details

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Description Jeremy Katz 2008-10-27 18:08:36 EDT
When booting with nomodeset, I get the following in Xorg.0.log (sorry it's not the full log, the box crashed because I accidentally pulled the usb key out and this is just what I have in my scrollback :)

This is with today's rawhide on an 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libvgahw.so
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 0.1.0
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 4.1
(II) RADEON(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset is 0x0000
(==) RADEON(0): RGB weight 888
(II) RADEON(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
(--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Mobility Radeon X1600" (ChipID = 0x71c5)
(WW) RADEON(0): R500 support is under development. Please report any issues to x

(--) RADEON(0): Linear framebuffer at 0x0000000080000000
(II) RADEON(0): PCIE card detected
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libint10.so
(II) Module int10: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 4.1
(II) RADEON(0): initializing int10
(EE) RADEON(0): V_BIOS address 0x0 out of range
(II) RADEON(0): Attempting to read un-POSTed bios
(WW) RADEON(0): Unrecognized BIOS signature, BIOS data will not be used
(II) UnloadModule: "radeon"
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libint10.so
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libvgahw.so
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:19:45 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-22 12:14:14 EDT
*** Bug 502276 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-22 12:14:22 EDT
*** Bug 507340 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-09-14 12:06:30 EDT
FWIW, I inherited this bug, but do not have the hardware to confirm any fixes or do any testing.
Comment 6 Alexey Kuznetsov 2009-09-14 12:14:41 EDT
by normal boot process -ati start to work.

but when you use efi (and usb flash to boot) it still wont work, same error.
Comment 7 Alexey Kuznetsov 2009-09-26 14:06:50 EDT
Created attachment 362770 [details]

f12-snap3 iso (with last updates)
Comment 8 Alexey Kuznetsov 2009-09-26 14:07:11 EDT
Created attachment 362771 [details]

f12-snap3 iso (with last updates)
Comment 9 Alexey Kuznetsov 2009-09-26 14:14:04 EDT
i wana write some explanations.

Here is several methods to boot fedora on macbook pro notebooks. Each way is case of several options of boot process. Like: boot system (refit /  alt key on boot), boot loader (EFI/BIOS), USB/HDD storage boot, grub fedora/grub2, and finally KMS/nomodset flag.

I did create some table with those options and f12-snap3 livecd.

refit / efi / usb / fedora grub / kms = grub screen never disapers (despite kernel continue booting, i can hear udev sound card initialization noise)

refit / efi / usb / fedora grub / nomodeset = same as first one

refit / efi / usb / grub2 / kms = broken screen after kernel load

refit / efi / usb / grub2 / nomodeset = boot, but with V_BIOS error from X server

refit / bios / usb = allways macbook pro usb boot restriction (blame apple)

refit / bios / hdd = always boot with kms/nomodeset flags.
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:40:11 EST
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