Bug 595955 - Video display goes crazy, like a vhs with poor tracking
Summary: Video display goes crazy, like a vhs with poor tracking
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati
Version: 13
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jérôme Glisse
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-26 01:26 UTC by Paul
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:47 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:40:29 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
output of dmesg (64.00 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-28 17:32 UTC, Paul
no flags Details
system log (424.23 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-28 17:33 UTC, Paul
no flags Details
this was the only Xorg log available (52.05 KB, text/plain)
2010-05-28 17:33 UTC, Paul
no flags Details

Description Paul 2010-05-26 01:26:03 UTC
Description of problem:
I've just created a live usb of Fedora 13 kde i686. The boot menu looked fine, then as soon as Fedora began staring, the display stated jumping around and had some horizontal lines. The only way I can describe it is like when a VHS would have poor tracking and you can still see the picture but it won't stay sill and has lines through it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I simply just tried to boot for the first time

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
The hardware is a HP nx9420 business notebook with ATI graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon X1600). Fedora 12 worked fine, unfortunately I replaced 12 with 13 on my live USB stick.

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2010-05-28 14:18:43 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please add drm.debug=0x04 to the kernel command line, restart computer, and attach

* your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
* output of the dmesg command,
* system log (/var/log/messages), and
* X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log)

to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link above.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 2 Paul 2010-05-28 17:32:12 UTC
Created attachment 417694 [details]
output of dmesg

Comment 3 Paul 2010-05-28 17:33:01 UTC
Created attachment 417695 [details]
system log

Comment 4 Paul 2010-05-28 17:33:51 UTC
Created attachment 417696 [details]
this was the only Xorg log available

Comment 5 Paul 2010-06-14 17:28:37 UTC
Any progress on this? I've installed Fedora onto my HDD, and am up-to date with everything but the problem still occurs.

Comment 6 Yanko Kaneti 2010-06-16 12:26:22 UTC
This looks like bug 571046
radeon.new_pll=0 on the kernel command-line should work around it for now.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 13:28:47 UTC
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:40:29 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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