Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473533
[radeon KMS] Starting KDE on Fedora 10 without nomodeset locks up system
Last modified: 2008-12-05 09:21:07 EST
Description of problem:
Starting KDE on Fedora 10 x86_64 locks up system. Loggin in from the greeter to use KDE or from a tty after starting X and the running startkde, the system stops.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to log in to KDE session
The login starts, then the Fedora 10 boot screen appears and the progrss bar moves for about 5 seconds and then all activity stops. There is no drive activity and trying to switch to another tty with ctl-alt-f2 f3 etc does nothing.
KDE should start.
What graphics hardware / driver?
Sapphire using ATI R430 Radeon X800 XL PCIe
Try booting the system with the nomodeset parameter (hold down some key to get GRUB to show up, then use e twice to edit the kernel command line and add nomodeset).
That worked. I see from google there were some comments about that during beta, but I did not find bug when I searched. Sorry for the dup.
By the way, this happens on i386 Fedora 10, too. I switched back to the i386/i686PAE kernel because the x86_64 kept locking up and it was a pain to have to load both the x86_64 and the i386 libraries and applications. I found that Firefox 64 bit would not run some of the plugins like flash and Adobe reader plugin.Then NetBeans 6.5 would not run; I have to have that with the Sun JDK, so I bailed on 64 bit. There just does not seem to be the interest, community, or something to get it mature enough yet.
Seems the ATI driver is a bit slow to mature, too.
But there is a lot of work in Fedora at all levels and I appreciate it greatly.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 464896 ***