Bug 476086 - RADEONHD:R500:X1400 unable to use dri and kms at the same time
RADEONHD:R500:X1400 unable to use dri and kms at the same time
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 544139
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-11 15:45 EST by Florian Sievert
Modified: 2009-12-03 20:09 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg.0.log with activated kms (37.27 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-11 15:45 EST, Florian Sievert
no flags Details
xorg.0.log with deactivated kms (78.09 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-11 15:45 EST, Florian Sievert
no flags Details
Used xorg.conf (673 bytes, text/plain)
2008-12-11 15:46 EST, Florian Sievert
no flags Details

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Description Florian Sievert 2008-12-11 15:45:20 EST
Created attachment 326666 [details]
xorg.0.log with activated kms

Description of problem:
It seems not to be possible to use the driver with R500 card activating dri when kms is set. By default fedora 10 is using kms presenting us plymouth. However, if the systems boots with activated kms the x server is not able to load dri and because of this it is not possible to use 3d support. Xorg.0.log is reporting
(EE) RADEONHD(0): [drm] Could not create vertex/indirect buffers list

If the boot option "nomodeset" is set in grub, the driver is able to activated dri and 3d with the same xorg.conf. The test system was an IBM Z61M with an X1400 mobile. Other chips of this family might be affected as well.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd.i386                                                                      1.2.3-1.7.20081206git.fc10

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd
2. Setup a simple xorg.conf with Option "DRI" "on" (attached)
3. Start the X-Server
Actual results:
DRI fails to load, no 3d is avaible.

Expected results:
DRI is activated and with supported 3d.

Additional info:
Additionally to the steps mentioned above try:
1. Add "nomodeset" to the boot options of the kernel.
Without kms it is working like fedora 9. An uptodate radeonhd was tested, however older versions does not work also. Other users in the german fedoraforum was reporting to engage similiar issues with their cards.
Comment 1 Florian Sievert 2008-12-11 15:45:55 EST
Created attachment 326667 [details]
xorg.0.log with deactivated kms
Comment 2 Florian Sievert 2008-12-11 15:46:15 EST
Created attachment 326669 [details]
Used xorg.conf
Comment 3 Stefan Idler 2008-12-12 12:01:15 EST
I can confirm this error on my system using a Ati Radeon X1400.

As a workaround I added the nomodeset argument to the current kernel and added the entry Option "DRI" "on" to my xorg.conf.
Using this setup I can use 3D and common desktop effects using the current driver from the released-repos.
Comment 4 Jon Senior 2009-04-08 13:23:40 EDT
Seems to be an issue with the Mobility Radeon X1300 as well (IBM/Lenova Thinkpad T60).

Relevant lines from Xorg.log:

(II) RADEONHD(0): [dri] Visual configs initialized
(II) RADEONHD(0): [DRI] installation complete
(EE) RADEONHD(0): [drm] Could not create vertex/indirect buffers list
(II) RADEONHD(0): [drm] removed 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) RADEONHD(0): [drm] unmapping 8192 bytes of SAREA 0xf9327000 at 0xb3fe5000
(II) RADEONHD(0): [drm] Closed DRM master.
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Comment 6 Victor 2009-11-19 17:59:08 EST
This bug still happens on F12. I have to use nomodeset to be able to enable exa acceleration.
Comment 7 Vedran Miletić 2009-11-28 04:21:12 EST
Updating summary per comment 6.
Comment 8 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2009-12-03 20:09:02 EST
radeonhd does not support KMS.

Therefore (starting from xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd-1.3.0-4.2.20091204git), radeonhd refuses to start when KMS is active.

If you want KMS, use the radeon driver from the xorg-x11-drv-ati package which is loaded by default on Fedora.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 544139 ***

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