Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87675
ATI Radeon 9500 Crashing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:37 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I installed Red Hat 9.0 the auto configure tool chose my card as a 9500
PRO, but it is in fact a 9500 non-pro. I was in luck becuase my card was in the
list so I chose the correct one. Once the install was complete I look in the
hardware manager and my card was still a 9500 PRO. Here is my real problem.
Randomly during use of KDE or GNOME my computer would hang and there was
nothing I could do about it. My mouse wouldnt move and my keyboard lightere
were flickering on and off, the only thing left to do was restart my computer.
Also some other times I would be using red hat and my mouse would be stuck, the
pointer wouldnt move. I tried different mice and a usb to ps2 converter.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use Gnome or KDE for less than 10 minutes
Actual Results: Lockup
Expected Results: Continued use
Also happened when I used mandrake 9.1. I dont know if I should try the drivers
on ATI's website becuase they are for XFree 4.2 not what I am using which is
Would you please attach your XFree config file and log file (in plain text mode)
so that this could be troubleshooted? Did you do a fresh install or an upgrade
and if an upgrade from what version?
"keyboard lightere were flickering on and off"
Isn't that a sign of kernel oops ?
If the keyboard LEDs are flashing, then it sounds like a kernel panic as David
says above, and not an XFree86 problem.
Also, The "9500" vs. "9500 Pro" is irrelevant. All Radeon hardware is
configured identically, and the cosmetic name that is displayed in the
config tools is irrelevant. While it may not be 100% accurate, it is
only _cosmetic_ and does not in any way whatsoever affect the operation
of the hardware. To illustrate this, you can manually configure your
card and choose "Radeon 7000". You'll notice that the card still works
identically as it did before, despite being told it is a Radeon 7000.
This is because the driver itself internally detects what the card is
at runtime, regardless of what X has been configured as, and does the
The situation has gotten worse. I went into linux to try to get those files for
you but as soon as I get in my mouse is not working, again I tried different
mice. Since I am very new to linux I dont know how to get the files without a
mouse, is there a way in windows I could get them?
also as an update: the mandrake people told me to try to disable 2d and 3d
acceleration but that didnt work either.
To add to what you are saying, I did a clean install and I had the keyboard
flickering problem in mandrake 9.1. I hope that helps cause red hat 9 rocks and
I would love to start using it crash free. Thanks again boys
Sorry I am new to bugzilla, am I supposed to be updating you guys or should I
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Any word on this bug? Person reported it, asked me to find out or get a status.
I've not seen any kernel oops text yet....
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