[CentOS] Hosed by 4.2

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Wed Oct 19 21:07:14 UTC 2005


On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 16:50 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 14:30 -0500, Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> > I don't think it's video-card related.
> > 
> > <snip>
> 
> > I'm glad I checked here that 4.x is borked as well, I was getting ready 
> > to re-load my system with 4.2...
> > 
> > Ben
> > 
> > Syv Ritch wrote:
> > 
> > > Lamar Owen wrote:
> > >
> > >> Same symptoms you have.  I worked around it by disabling rhgb on the 
> > >> boot line (see /boot/grub/grub.conf and remove all rhgb kernel 
> > >> command line parameters).  Probably something related to the kernel 
> > >> DRM/DRI stuff, although the problem persists regardless of kernel I 
> > >> boot (the .11 kernel had been working fine, but with the new Xorg it 
> > >> didn't).
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks but actually, I have already tried it by removing "rhgb quiet" 
> > > from grub to see what happened and X still died. X dies after rhgb ends.
> > >
> > > I don't think that this has anything to do with with the kernel. I 
> > > downloaded Ubuntu 5.10 and tried to install and the same thing 
> > > happened. They use 2.6.12... It must be either the radeon driver that 
> > > is bad or X itself.
> > >
> > > Other people have reported having similar problem with ATI on both 
> > > Suse 10 and Ubuntu 5.10, so it must be something recent in X.
> > > _______________________________________________
> > ><snip>
> 
> I was concerned because of the posts I saw. So I followed suggestions
> and upgraded w/o problems. ATI Radeon (AGP), AK-77/400 (Max/N) Mobo, AMD
> 180MHz (220PR).
> 
> (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
> rev 0, Mem @ 0xd8000000/27, 0xe1000000/16, I/O @ 0xc000/8
> 
> I Did yum update of up2date, yum update of yum.
> Rebooted. Updated kernel. Installed all updates *except* everything
> start with "X" (actually, anything I could ID as coming from X-org and a
> few extras just to be sure), reboot, removing the rhgb.
> 
> Install all the rest, reboot normally. Not one problem yet. I know the
> 64 bit machines seed to report the most (only?) problems.

There is a problem with xorg-6.8.2 and certain ATI cards.  The problem
is upstream though.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=170008

This issue is more prevalent on 64-bit machines ... but it probably also
happens on many RADEON cards and on all arches.

Pasi Pirhonen (our ia64, alpha, s390(x), sparc guy :) saw this problem
early on, and has developed a fix that works ... but RH now has it for
action.

In the meantime, if you remark out the load DRI line
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, it should fix this specific issue.
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