Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56320
XFree 4.1.0 crashes randoml on ATI Radeon and MGA2164W
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've seen this problem on several different machines. The X Server
randomly crashes and restarts. Sometimes it happens a few times a day,
and sometimes it runs steady for several days without problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The problem is that it is hard to reproduce - the problem is quite random
and there doesn't seem to be any specific chain of events that triggers
it. Once the XServer crashed when I closed KPackage by clicking on
the "X" on the top RH side of the Window, but doing the same the a second
time did not cause a crash.....
I looked in the XFree logs on both machines and I couldn't find anything
to point to the reason for the problems....
I am using Redhat 7.2 i386 on a Compaq Presario 5190 with an ATI Radeon 32mb SDR.
I have used both Xconfigurator and xf86config to configure X. When I run startx
after configuration, the screen appears distorted and becomes unresponsive
immediately. From the console, the only solution is to reboot. This is very
Are you running the latest Red Hat updated kernel-2.4.9-13, as well
as other packages that have been updated since 7.2 was released?
The latest kernel is 2.4.9-21 now. XFree86 4.1.0-15 is also released
as erratum. Please upgrade your system to both, as well as the other
required packages such as Mesa, etc.
I cannot reproduce your problem on any of my systems with several Radeon
cards, so if the problem still exists after upgrading to the current
updated software packages we have released, I strongly suspect it is
buggy hardware. Check your motherboard manufacturer's website for BIOS
flash ROM updates and apply if they have an update.
Please reopen the bug report if you still experience these problems
after upgrading the above, and supply file attachments of your
X server log, your "messages" log, and your X configuration file.
Use the file attachment link to attach them please. Also provide
the output of the following commands: