Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499417
KMS:RV620 M82:Mobility Radeon HD 3400 turning on desktop effects gives a white screen (HP EliteBook 6930p)
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:23:54 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm using an HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. When I was trying to turn on desktop effects on Fedora 10, the system gave nothing but a whole white screen. Until about 45 seconds later, the screen turned to the original state.
I guess it's the video card driver problem. The video card of my notebook is ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 3450.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. System-> Preferences-> Look and Feel-> Desktop Effects
2. Enable Desktop Effects
The video card can be driven, and the desktop effects can be enabled.
The white screen was standard reaction with older versions of radeonhd and/or kernel/DRI, which had no support for the HDxxxx series of chips at the time.
It would be very helpful for making a proper diagnosis if you could attach
1. your xorg.conf
2. any Xorg.*.log files
with the package versions you are currently running.
I think the old package was compiled without DRI support by accident.
The following updates (F10 or F11) should fix that:
Reporter, also please confirm you are actually running the radeonhd driver from the -radeonhd package. The Fedora default is the radeon driver from the -ati package.
Attaching Xorg.0.log or something would help there.
Created attachment 354306 [details]
Xorg.0.log on my computer
Created attachment 354307 [details]
(In reply to comment #3)
> Reporter, also please confirm you are actually running the radeonhd driver from
> the -radeonhd package. The Fedora default is the radeon driver from the -ati
> Attaching Xorg.0.log or something would help there.
Thank you so much for fixing the bug.
Would you please tell me in detail how to "run the radeonhd driver from
the -radeonhd package", not the -ati package? I'm sorry that I'm not very familiar with linux.
The files "Xorg.0.log" and "Xorf.0.log.old" are attached, I hope they can help.
Your Xorg.0.log files show that you are using the default "radeon" driver from the -ati package. This is the preferred choice on Fedora, and certainly your best choice when you are "not very familiar with linux".
I am reassigning the bug to the -ati package accordingly.
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