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Bug 604196 - RV370: X server crashes when system booted with "nomodeset"
RV370: X server crashes when system booted with "nomodeset"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jérôme Glisse
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-15 11:17 EDT by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2018-04-11 05:52 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-01-13 10:18:00 EST
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Xorg.0.log from failed run (56.02 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-15 11:18 EDT, Nalin Dahyabhai
no flags Details
Xorg log with the crash (64.67 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-12 23:12 EDT, igor.redhat@gmail.com
no flags Details
Screenshot of garbled X session with modesetting enabled (118.45 KB, image/png)
2010-11-23 17:12 EST, Jason
no flags Details

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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2010-06-15 11:17:56 EDT
Description of problem:
I've been using "nomodeset" for a while, but today's combination of packages seems to crash with it.  I'm not sure which component it is, so I'm guessing.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to runlevel 3 with "nomodeset" (I was also using "enforcing=0", but I don't think that would make a difference here)
2. Log in at the console
3. Run startx
Actual results:
X server crashes

Expected results:
Normal startup
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2010-06-15 11:18:33 EDT
Created attachment 424190 [details]
Xorg.0.log from failed run
Comment 2 Jérôme Glisse 2010-06-15 12:02:01 EDT
Did you have issue with kms ie without nomodeset ? You should consider booting with nomodeset kind of unsupported as it goes right to the bottom of long list of bugs.
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2010-06-15 14:08:27 EDT
Without "nomodeset", the server starts up correctly, yes.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 08:08:20 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 igor.redhat@gmail.com 2010-10-12 23:12:15 EDT
Created attachment 453068 [details]
Xorg log with the crash

Same issue for me with ATI Radeon X1200 (ChipID = 0x791f). X starts without nomodeset but 3D is funky (as in bugs 579615 and 638779).
Comment 7 Jason 2010-11-23 17:12:22 EST
Created attachment 462464 [details]
Screenshot of garbled X session with modesetting enabled

Same issue here with:

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]

I've been using nomodeset (Since modesetting was initially enabled by default) with the radeon driver to avoid the issue visible in my attachment. Since X will no longer start with nomodeset enabled, I have to start with modesetting which causes my screen to constantly get garbled requiring me to restart X. 

Highly annoying.
Comment 8 desertblizzard 2010-12-22 11:33:27 EST
Same exact problem here with a fresh insatll of F14 on a Gateway LT3114u with x1270 ATI Radeon hardware.  Skipped F13, used nomodeset on f12 to get desired results.  Can anything be done or am I stuck with F12?
Comment 9 Jérôme Glisse 2011-01-13 10:18:00 EST
we don't support nomodeset, we will only fix kms bugs

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