Bug 23723 - crashes when switching console on ATI rage mobility p/m agp 2x
: crashes when switching console on ATI rage mobility p/m agp 2x
Status: NEW
: Branch 5.1
(All bugs in Branch 5.1/xorg-drv-ati)
: unspecified
: all Linux
: P3 major
Assigned To:
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: http://forum.altlinux.org/index.php/t...
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: 23724
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Reported: 2010-07-04 07:46 by
Modified: 2010-12-07 10:20 (History)


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xorg.conf (676 bytes, text/plain)
2010-12-07 10:20, Sergey Gritsenko
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Description From 2010-07-04 07:46:05
xorg-drv-ati, xorg-drv-mach64 in School Lite 5.0.1 on the video card: ATI rage
mobility p/m agp 2x

(First off, in the installer, testing X makes the screen black, and the
computer doesn't respond any more to any key combinations. So, in order to
complete the installation, one shouldn't test X. 

After the installation, X doesn't start; it reports something like that there
is no driver and hence no screen; the value of the driver parameter in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf is empty.)

So, as the first thing after the installation, we put "ati" or "mach64" into
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.

With "ati" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, X starts (in the log, one can read that it
loads the mach64 driver). But when one switches to a text linux console, after
a short while, X crashes (caught signal 11).

Surprisingly, putting "mach64" straight into /etc/X11/xorg.conf causes X not to
start: we get a blank screen, and can't exit this state; however, the computer
does respond to key combinations, e.g., Ctrl+Alt+SysRq+O did work. (Or perhaps
this was caused not by the specification of "mach64" in xorg.conf, but merely
by the previous crash of X.)


Workaround so far: put "ati" into xorg.conf, and don't switch to linux text
consoles.
------- Comment #1 From 2010-07-04 08:02:30 -------
(In reply to comment #0)

> (First off, in the installer, testing X makes the screen black, and the
> computer doesn't respond any more to any key combinations. So, in order to
> complete the installation, one shouldn't test X. 

https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23724

> After the installation, X doesn't start; it reports something like that there
> is no driver and hence no screen; the value of the driver parameter in
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf is empty.)

https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23725
------- Comment #2 From 2010-07-04 08:08:33 -------
The description of the problem looks similar to
https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23352 "По завершении сеанса
валится Х-сервер. После чего умирает консоль.", but the driver is a different
one, and the versions of the kernel and X are different...
------- Comment #3 From 2010-07-04 15:56:24 -------
проблемы бранчей меня не интересуют
------- Comment #4 From 2010-07-04 22:51:42 -------
Some people mention that they used this or a similar video card with older
releases of ALT's distros: 

http://lists.altlinux.org/pipermail/community/2009-September/655744.html (re:
4.1 was better than p5 in this respect)

https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15644#c3 (re 4.1)

https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6473#c0 (re a much older Compact
2.3)

https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1830#c7 (re the old times of
linux-2.4)

So, since they don't report this problem, probably the older releases of
ALTLinux (e.g., 4.1) didn't have this problem; so, one could try installing the
X server or the kernel from the 4.1 branch or one of the 4.1 distro in order to
get a working system on this ATI video card.
------- Comment #5 From 2010-07-05 03:14:46 -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> xorg-drv-ati, xorg-drv-mach64 in School Lite 5.0.1 on the video card: ATI rage
> mobility p/m agp 2x

This report concerns 

xorg-drv-ati-6.12.3-alt1.i586.rpm
xorg-drv-mach64-6.8.1-alt1.i586.rpm

, the same releases of the packages as the branches 5.1 and p5 currently have. 

(Thanks for the lists
ftp://ftp.altlinux.ru/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/p5/iso/school/5.0.1/altlinux-5.0.1r1-school-lite-i586-ru-install-cd.iso.txt
!)
------- Comment #6 From 2010-12-05 21:28:21 -------
Аналогичная ситуация возникла при тестировании "Нового Легкого" для школ на
LXDE. Во время установки видеокарта определяется верно, после перезагрузки - в
xorg.conf наименование драйвера не
прописано.http://forum.altlinux.org/index.php/topic,8912.msg123188.html#msg123188
и http://forum.altlinux.org/index.php/topic,8912.msg122235.html#msg122235
------- Comment #7 From 2010-12-06 02:19:44 -------
(В ответ на комментарий №6)
> Аналогичная ситуация возникла при тестировании "Нового Легкого" для школ на
> LXDE. Во время установки видеокарта определяется верно, после перезагрузки - в
> xorg.conf наименование драйвера не
> прописано.http://forum.altlinux.org/index.php/topic,8912.msg123188.html#msg123188
> и http://forum.altlinux.org/index.php/topic,8912.msg122235.html#msg122235
Можно приложить xorg.conf после установки и рабочий, после правки?
------- Comment #8 From 2010-12-07 10:20:58 -------
Created an attachment (id=4691) [details]
xorg.conf

Во вложении исправденный xorg.conf. В оригинале секция Device выглядела так:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Card0|0"
    Driver      ""
EndSection