Bug 495275 - Display issues. [NEEDINFO]
Display issues.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-10 22:58 EDT by Ashton Kemerling
Modified: 2018-04-11 02:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:47:57 EDT
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mcepl: needinfo? (ashtonkemerling)

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Screencap of messed up video output. (769.88 KB, image/png)
2009-04-10 22:58 EDT, Ashton Kemerling
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Current xorg.conf file (4.49 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-20 23:31 EDT, Ashton Kemerling
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Xorg.0.log (50.31 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-22 02:59 EDT, Ashton Kemerling
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Description Ashton Kemerling 2009-04-10 22:58:37 EDT
Created attachment 339154 [details]
Screencap of messed up video output.

Every single time I boot up, my display screws up within 15-20 minutes. I'm running a Thinkpad T41, which worked fine under Ubuntu. I do not know what driver I was running it with (no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, when I ran Xorg -configure it always failed, even after my attempts to kill X), but I know it's a ATI Radeon Mobility 7500. I'll include my lspci dump.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile) (rev 03)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-17 18:00:32 EDT
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, if available) and /var/log/dmesg to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Ashton Kemerling 2009-04-20 23:31:12 EDT
Created attachment 340471 [details]
Current xorg.conf file
Comment 3 Ashton Kemerling 2009-04-20 23:32:51 EDT
I attached my current xorg.conf file, but this was created through an xorg autoconfig tool (forget the name). I'm still experiencing graphics issues, but they're different (and endemic to my model of laptop, Thinkpad T41, where the graphics card can separate from the motherboard). I'll switch drivers and see if I can cause the same graphical glitches as in the posted pictures.
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-21 09:03:45 EDT
Why in the world, I haven't asked you for /var/log/Xorg.0.log as well? I do so now, please, attach it to this report as well.

Thank you
Comment 5 Ashton Kemerling 2009-04-22 02:59:36 EDT
Created attachment 340681 [details]
Comment 6 Ashton Kemerling 2009-04-22 03:04:47 EDT
Fedora 11 beta is proving to be unstable for everyday use for me, I'll be switching to Ubuntu for the remainder of this semester. Should any further information be needed, I'll setup a dual boot system after 5/5/09 to run any more test cases or to gather any needed logs. 

Also, the error only happens with the "ati" graphics driver in Xorg.conf, not with the "vesa" driver. I haven't checked to see if my card is supported (if not, then the system shouldn't have configured X11 to use that driver).
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:38:53 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:26:07 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 07:25:24 EST
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 09:37:46 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 11 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 11.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:47:57 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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