Description of problem:
During the F15 Radeon testday -- https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2011-02-23_Radeon -- two of my machines encountered some hard lockups where the screen went dark, they weren't reachable and didn't react to any other "stimulation" from outside.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
and whatever else was put on the live ISO: http://adamwill.fedorapeople.org/gfx_test_week_201102/gfx_test_week_20110221_x86-64.iso
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Conduct tests as described in the wiki, eventually running glxgears and a video concurrently helps(?)
Suddenly everything is dark (screen _and_ previously lit kbd LEDs), no reaction on any key presses, machines don't ping from outside.
Smolt profile for the machines:
For further tests with the RS780M machine I'd probably need another live image as it is on F-14 and doesn't have enough space to install another OS beside.
FWIW, on the RS780M machine I saw a "melting screen" (faded to white) one or two times, graphics and kbd were hosed but it was pingable afterwards. I don't know if this is related.
I also have issues with the radeon driver on my two ATI cards, and it is related to bugs in the kernel-2.6.38-0.rc5.git5.1.fc15 release.
The kernel -rc4 and -rc6 (fc16) both work fine.
This is an issue with the F15 Alpha RC2 LiveCD also.
Request radeon fixes from 2.6.38-rc6 kernel are patched to F15, or the F15 release is moved to 2.6.38-rc6 kernel.
I have an ATI 5650 mobile video card in Acer laptop, and ATI 4870 PCI-E card in my desktop, both fail to load in anything other than Basic Video mode with F15 Alpha.
2.6.38-rc6-git6 is already submitted:
It has been in updates-testing for a while, and -rc6-git4 was there earlier; is that repo not enabled on your machines?
Is that package for updates-testing only available through F15 Alpha installs?
I see the fedora-release-rawhide package has jumped up to F16, and I can't work out any way to keep getting F15 packages onto my current F14 install?
Am I missing a .repo file somewhere?
F15 has moved well beyond 2.6.38-rc6 at this point. I'm going to close this bug out. If you are still seeing these issues on the latest F15 or F16 kernel, please reopen.