Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472314
System Freeze with ati radeon xpress 200m and xorg-x11-drv-ati >= 6.9.0-45
Last modified: 2008-12-14 09:45:19 EST
Description of problem:
With Rawhide (f10) system completely freezes about 5 minutes after the boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It happens since the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-45, and still happens with the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54
It doesn't happen with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-38
always (after some time)
Steps to Reproduce:
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
Of course, there is even newer xorg-x11-drv-ati available http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=70300
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 324230 [details]
log, without any xorg.conf file
I had no xorg.conf file (it's a completely fresh fedora 10 install, updated), so I can only provide one log file.
louiz@myrtille ~> uname -a
Linux myrtille.localdomain 184.108.40.206-117.fc10.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 11:58:53 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
With the latest xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-55.fc10
I hope it will help identify the problem.
I am not sure how much you are able to do in 5 minutes -- what exactly was going on in the moment of freeze? Have you managed to login into gdm?
Yes, I was logged, I opened Gajim and Evolution, and then I frozed. (by doing nothing in particular, all softwares where completely launched)
Is it really a complete freeze? Can you ssh into the machine in this state? If not, can you ping it? If not, does Alt+SysRq+B reboot it?
I have the same card and the same problem as him. For me it's a complete freeze, nothing works, not even alt+sysrq+b. There was one time when I actually managed to change to the virtual terminal as the mouse was beginning to tear, but upon trying to switch back to X it died.
I also have an xpress 200m and am having similar recurring freeze problems. I'm running a fresh (today) install from the 10pre live image.
I am able to ssh in after this happens -- until I kill the Xorg process. At that point it freezes completely and stops responding to pings.
I can generally predict when the freeze will occur. It seems to happen when something changes a graphics buffer very rapidly. The most notorious for me is doing a large yum search in a terminal program. ('yum search app' works well) As the results flood down the window, Xorg will freeze. This happens whether I am using metacity or openbox, and whether I'm using Gnome-terminal or XFCE's.
If I am advised of tests or checks that would be useful to do via ssh, I would be glad to take a sample.
if ssh works for you, you can obtain a backtrace. Attach to the X server with gdb:
gdb -p $(pidof Xorg)
Then print the backtrace using the "bt" command. The backtrace will contain more information if you have relevant *-debuginfo packages installed.
472634 may be a duplicate - however in 472634 other processes continue to run, it is the display and keyboard/mouse which lock; not the entire system. Are you able to press the power button on your machine to reboot the system? Does using the "nomodeset" parameter circumvent the issue?
The system is not completely frozen, because music still continues to play.
But I can't change the X server (alt+ctrl+F2 doesn't do anything) and the power button doesn't shutdown the computer. I have to force-shutdown by holding the power button.
(In reply to comment #9)
> John B,
> if ssh works for you, you can obtain a backtrace. Attach to the X server with
> gdb -p $(pidof Xorg)
> Then print the backtrace using the "bt" command. The backtrace will contain
> more information if you have relevant *-debuginfo packages installed.
I'll try to do this ASAP, if I can.
Created attachment 324440 [details]
Xorg Backtrace 1
Created attachment 324441 [details]
I think it lacks some debuginfo packages but I don't know exactly which one.
Created attachment 324449 [details]
Xorg Backtrace 2
This backtrace is similar, but different, from my first one. It happened with Pidgin in the foreground.
My traces seem to suggest a different problem from the one the OP, Florent le Coz, is experiencing. If instructed I'll be glad to create a new ticket.
I've just kicked off a new kernel build in koji.
it'll appear here when finished.
Can you install it and see if it helps?
Created attachment 324458 [details]
Xorg Backtrace 3
Using kernel-220.127.116.11-123.fc10 and xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-56.fc10, my system still freezes. The backtrace changed though, from my attachment 324440 [details] to resemble Florent le Coz's 324441.
I've found problem is not present with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-38 for me either.
I'll try the new build of the kernel latter on today.
I may be missing some debug-info packages, which one should I install to have the most usefull backtrace possible ? xorg-x1-drv-ati-debuginfo and kernel-debuginfo ? Nothing else ?
(In reply to comment #17)
> I'll try the new build of the kernel latter on today.
> I may be missing some debug-info packages, which one should I install to have
> the most usefull backtrace possible ? xorg-x1-drv-ati-debuginfo and
> kernel-debuginfo ? Nothing else ?
debuginfo-install xorg-x11-drv-ati xorg-x11-server-Xorg mesa kernel
Bug 472536 is about similar symptoms on a bit different ATI hardware. The cause could be identical. In https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472536#c7 I posted a workaround patch and a linked to a scratch build of the driver for testing.
Reporter, does the package mentioned in comment 19 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=472536#c7 helps?
does xorg-x11-drv-ati -57 from koji help?
the backtraces will always be similiar, really all that is happening is the GPU has crashed and the driver is getting blocked waiting for it.
I still freeze with xorg-x11-drv-ati -57.
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:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-58 from Koji fixed bug 472536 for me and Florent le Coz reported success too. Would other people seeing the freeze test it too please?
As #472536 and this bug seem to describe the same issue (duplicate ?), I can tell here that this bug seems to be fixed by the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-58 from Koji, like Michal Schmidt said.
drv-ati 58 has seemeed to fix it for me so far. Many thanks!
Thanks for letting us know.
I still see that with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-61.fc10.x86_64 and kernel-2.6.27-117
I use nomodeset in the kernel boot line. It happens both with and without, but with nomodeset it doesn't happen so frequently.
I can't see any pattern when this happens. Sometimes it's when scrolling in konqueror, sometimes when working in console, sometimes when I'm not doing anything. system freezes completely, have to do a hard reset (with resulting data loss and often filesystem corruption).
Sometimes I get horizontal lines on the screen a few minutes before the crash, but not always.
This is on a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 1650G laptop, x86_64, with ATI Radeon Xpress 200M.