Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508594
FGLRX freezes system on boot with ATI HD 4850 on Fedora 11
Last modified: 2009-06-29 09:58:20 EDT
Created attachment 349718 [details]
Xorg.log with FGLRX
Description of problem:
When I install FGLRX from the official ati website http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=126.96.36.199.36&lang=English , after reboot the whole system hangs on the fedora logo once it has completed - never goes to gdm. I could not reset the X server using ctrl+alt+backspace ( I did activate it on Fedora 11 ), and I could not use alt-f2, nothing.
I was able to to reboot into init 3, copy the log files, uninstall fglrx successfully and reboot back to the GUI without any crashes. After reproducing the problem several times, I played with xorg.conf and even told it not to load fglrx on startup, but no success. I tried installing the older, 9.5 version of the driver - screen turned black and halted on boot after the fedora logo.
Every time I boot back to the GUI, it reports me that the kernel has crashed. I copied the report somewhere, I will post it as soon as I find it.
I also found another person on the linuxquestions.org forums with the exact same problem - s/he also has HD 4850 and Fedora 11.
Kernel versions tested were 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, i586
I used to have Fedora 10, and the ati drivers from the official ati website worked perfectly.
After comparing the logs with fglrx and the logs without fglrx, I found some lines that may or may not be essential to solving this problem.
Most notable lines with fglrx
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for fglrx
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.62.4
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: 8.62
(II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: May 20 2009 16:45:27
(II) Loading PCS database from /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
(WW) This ATI Proprietary Linux Driver does not guarantee support of video driver ABI higher than 2.0
(WW) Video driver ABI version of the X server is 5.0
(--) Chipset Supported AMD Graphics Processor (0x9442) found
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:1) found
(II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
(II) AMD Video driver is signed
(==) fglrx(0): NoAccel = NO
(II) Loading sub module "xaa"
(II) LoadModule: "xaa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libxaa.so
(II) Module xaa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 220.127.116.111, module version = 1.2.1
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
(==) fglrx(0): NoDRI = NO
(==) fglrx(0): Capabilities: 0x00000000
(==) fglrx(0): CapabilitiesEx: 0x00000000
(==) fglrx(0): cpuFlags: 0x8000001d
(==) fglrx(0): OpenGL ClientDriverName: "fglrx_dri.so"
uvcvideo: UVC non compliance - GET_DEF(PROBE) not supported. Enabling workaround.
irq 22: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)
Pid: 1200, comm: ifup-ipv6 Not tainted 18.104.22.168-191.fc11.i586 #1
[<c0468486>] ? handle_IRQ_event+0x61/0x69
[<f8822666>] (azx_interrupt+0x0/0x109 [snd_hda_intel])
Disabling IRQ #22
firewire_core: created device fw0: GUID 001320000079331f, S800
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install v. 9.5 - 9.6 of ati driver from official website;
with HD 4850 and F11
3. Attempt to fix by uninstalling from init 3.
The Fedora logo fills up, parts of the screen flickers a bit, then it freezes with the filled up Fedora logo
Fedora logo fills and gdm shows up seconds later.
I am quite new to posting bug reports, debugging linux and linux itself, so I may not get the whole concept of this.
Created attachment 349719 [details]
Xorg.log with FGLRX
Created attachment 349720 [details]
Dmesg with fglrx
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem, but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).
If you need support for software provided by third parties, I think it would be better to ask them for help.