|Summary:||radeon 7200 locks up during booting|
|Product:||xorg||Reporter:||Jim Cornette <jim-cornette>|
|Component:||Driver/Radeon||Assignee:||Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>|
|Status:||RESOLVED INVALID||QA Contact:|
|i915 platform:||i915 features:|
Description Jim Cornette 2004-09-14 20:24:22 UTC
I am having trouble w/ an i810 graphics card, so I tried to install a radeon 7200 PCI card to see what this card would do. It crashed during initializing and seems to lockup the computer. I am currently using the card, but with the vesa driver to submit the problem. I'll attach the xorg.conf file (radeon is usually inserted as driver), Xorg.0,log and other data.
Comment 1 Jim Cornette 2004-09-14 20:25:35 UTC
Created attachment 903 [details] this is the log file with the radeon driver tried
Comment 3 Jim Cornette 2004-09-14 20:27:10 UTC
Created attachment 905 [details] This is /var/log/messages w/ the radeon card being used
Comment 4 Jim Cornette 2004-09-14 20:29:31 UTC
Created attachment 906 [details] vesa to radeon running configuration tool this file is when I launched X usingthe vesa driver, then changed to the radeon driver and exited. then restarted X.
Comment 5 Jim Cornette 2004-09-14 20:32:23 UTC
Created attachment 907 [details] This is the xorg.conf file w/ vesa edited to type. I changed the display resolution via gnome-display properties. This might have muddied the radeon settings. The radeon entry was replaced with vesa.
Comment 6 Jim Cornette 2004-09-15 14:38:05 UTC
Talking on another list. I found that bug 1175 has been filed and causes the similar symptoms. Thanks!
Comment 7 Jim Cornette 2004-09-15 16:49:42 UTC
Created attachment 919 [details] Here is the results w/ a refresh problem using the i810 I was having severe problems with the radeon card and decided to choose the 815 card as the main card. These messages are from those trials and was very botched in a lot of cases. The machine was brought down quietely when these errors were encountered, I hope the messages were recorded.
Comment 8 Jim Cornette 2004-09-15 16:53:34 UTC
Created attachment 920 [details] This is using an older radeon and ati driver This is mixing versions. I hope the errors lead to figuring out why the radeon crashes.
Comment 9 Jim Cornette 2004-09-15 16:56:04 UTC
Created attachment 921 [details] This should be /var/log/messages from trials
Comment 10 Jim Cornette 2004-09-15 19:14:40 UTC
Playing around with trying an older version of X, before the CVS release, I found that X with the radeon driver still gives horrible errors. I believe thatthe problem is related to the kernel and the new udev way of doing things. I'll try with the older kernel, as described in bug 1175 My theory is that the process for creating devices happens and X is started after the dev nodes are made. X then tries to create a node and the server does not know about the node and hangs. I'll try to install an earlier kernel to verify the issue related to dev nodes for radeon not having a proper initializing, which hangs the computer .
Comment 11 Jim Cornette 2004-09-16 19:38:25 UTC
I pulled the video card from the computer and put it back inside the box. The card started to smell like it was burning, plus, it didn't work that well. It would be great for this card to be working again. I was interested in trying a dual head installation.
Comment 12 Jim Cornette 2004-09-18 20:43:13 UTC
Created attachment 941 [details] Another radeon card failure Testing on another computer that has a radeon card, I encountered a problem relating to fifo errors. I tried a previous CVS version before and it did not have this FIFO error. Attached is the messages from this error. An Xorg.0.log is also available and will be attached.
Comment 13 Jim Cornette 2004-09-18 20:47:18 UTC
Created attachment 942 [details] This is the messages after the fifo error was encountered This is the messages from the failure. The xorg file was attached in the previous attachment
Comment 14 Jim Cornette 2004-09-18 20:56:05 UTC
Created attachment 943 [details] This is the output from lspci -vvv The major trigger for this error seems to be related to running mozilla mail. The fonts disappear and the system respons for other applications slows down unbelievably. Also, I had trouble with some fonts being hung over from an earlier version of xorg-x11. This was from the FC2 version of xorg-x11. My current version is xorg-x11-6.8.0-4. I am adding Mike Harris to the cc for his awareness for things needed to fix before FC3 is released.
Comment 15 Jim Cornette 2004-09-18 21:12:47 UTC
Adding Mike Harris to listing for tracking this bug. This problem is on the same computer that positive reports were made regarding the first CVS release. The problem started when the computer was running FC2 but with a CVS upgrade to xorg-x11. The only noted problem that I experienced that xorg-font-utils did not install because of conflicts with some fonts from the FC2 version of X. I then decided to upgrade the system via CDROM to FC3T2 RC2 and noticed the same effects regarding the FIFO error. Regarding the first errors with the 7200 card, it hard locked and is currently out of the box until a proposed resolution to this bug can be initiated and the card can be reinserted for further testing. I hope the two different errors can be corrected. Thanks!
Comment 16 Jim Cornette 2004-09-18 21:15:32 UTC
Two radeon cards effected. One locks up, another fifo errors
Comment 17 Jim Cornette 2004-09-20 20:10:16 UTC
As additional information regarding this fifo error. I have found that setting the resolution to a depth that disables DRI (24 in my instance) seems to accentuate this error. This error still happens using the 16 depth which allows DRI to be enabled. The system and X are a lot more stable, but shutting down caused a hard lock when exiting xorg-x11.
Comment 18 Jim Cornette 2004-10-31 09:31:47 UTC
Just to note that this radeon problem is still a problem. I no longer have the card and it is now in the dark world of Win ME. (Given away to needy, non-linux user) Any Radeon 7200 owners running xorg-x11, good luck! Jim