I'm using a FireGL V7700 with Arch Linux x64. When booting to a command line, when drivers are loaded, the screen goes into power saving mode, and the system becomes unresponsive.
Booting with `nomodeset' works OK. If I run "$ modprobe radeon modeset=1", the screen goes power saving mode, the system stops responding to open ssh session(s), and the caps lock key no longer works (kernel panic?).
I've also tested with a Puppy Linux Live-CD, with the same results (unresponsive on driver load).
I've tested a HD 4650 in the same system, and everything works fine.
$ lspci -v | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV670 GL [FireGL V7700] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Is this a regression? What kernel are you using?
Kernel of the Arch Linux x64 mentioned previously:
$ uname -r
As far as I know, this is not a regression. Some old live cds have the same problem:
- Booting from an old Arch live-cd (2.6.33-ARCH) freezes shortly after modules are loaded. Halfway down the screen, in the native resolution, it displays the next line of booting up, and nothing else.
- When using a Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or a Linux Mint 10 live cd, there is a black screen and the system locks up while booting. These cds, if using 'nomodeset', can get to a desktop. Switching to a VT and using 'rmmod radeon; modprobe radeon modeset=1' makes it lock up.
I probably should have mentioned this in the initial comment, but the card works fine in Windows, as well as using Linux + Catalyst.
I seem to have run into an instance of this on my Dell Precision T5400 workstation. The crash, whatever it is, seems to occur before anything is logged, and so far I haven't been able to gather more information about it. Any suggestions as to how to proceed - are there perhaps some options I might try? - are welcome?
inxi -Fxz configuration report:
System: Host: Lambert Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Dell product: Precision WorkStation T5400
Mobo: Dell model: 0RW203 Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 04/30/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Xeon E5420 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19949
clock speeds: max: 2493 MHz 1: 2493 MHz 2: 2493 MHz 3: 2493 MHz
4: 2493 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV670 GL [FireGL V7700]
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 driver: vesa
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.6, 128 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 631xESB/632xESB High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Plantronics driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-007
Card-3 Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-006
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 08:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (6.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3250823AS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 55G used: 5.7G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: swap-1 size: 10.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 45030 mobo: 23580
Info: Processes: 198 Uptime: 1:27 Memory: 2003.0/3950.0MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28
More version information:
DDX: xf86-video-ati 7.5.0
Mesa version - libGL.so.1.2.0
Created attachment 121641 [details]
dmesg.log saved via the serial port on another computer
Debian 9 Stretch x64.
Video HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB (256bit) GDDR4 PCIe (chip RV670)
(In reply to Andriy Dmytruk from comment #6)
> Confirm bug.
> Debian 9 Stretch x64.
> Video HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB (256bit) GDDR4 PCIe (chip RV670)
Different hardware => please file your own report.