Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 511412
Display Blanking Problem with ATI Open Source Driver
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:38:04 EDT
Description of problem:
A random amount of time after a reboot (from several hours to several days), the display begins flashing randomly (between completely dark and a normal display) when the mouse is moved. This is logged in as a gnome session.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade F10 to F11
2. Install xorg-x11-drv-ati
3. Reboot and wait...
Display begins blanking
Display operates normally.
Note that this system was upated "on-line" from F10 to F11 using the new fedora upgrade option (via the software updater?). Thus the smolt data is still showing F10.
Linux localhost.localdomain 18.104.22.168-191.fc11.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 16 23:23:21 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Also note that this system has two video interfaces - one is the integrated video interface (not sure of the type), and the other is the Radeon/ATI 9550 PCI video card.
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.]
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]
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