Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505637
Radeon 9800 freezes on initial boot.
Last modified: 2009-11-05 15:51:42 EST
Created attachment 347622 [details]
Description of problem:
Installed Fedora11 from DVD. Rebooted and system froze after the Fedora system circle came up. Rebooted into runlevel3 and started x manually. System froze during 'circle-time'. Went to IRC and gave data. Was asked by adamw to manually create Xorg.conf file removing S-video and DVI-0. Did so and system still froze. Reran system-config-display and set it to VESA. Worked perfectly at that point. Was asked to submit bug report with Xorg log files and such.
Created attachment 347623 [details]
Created attachment 347624 [details]
xorg log of broke
Created attachment 347625 [details]
xorg that works.
Created attachment 347627 [details]
lspci -n vs lspci -nn
Found out that lspci -n gave the output wanted.
Just to expand on the above - the initial Xorg.0.log indicated the system froze when X was looking at the EDID for a monitor it thought was connected to S-video (there's actually no S-video output attached). So I suggested Stephen create an xorg.conf which disabled the S-video output entirely. But when he does that, it just freezes when looking at the EDID for DVI-0, instead (and if he disables DVI-0, it freezes when looking at the EDID for VGA). Basically it just freezes as soon as it hits EDID detection for the first connected output.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
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.]
I can no longer replicate as the hardware is no longer available. I am closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA