[Mageia-dev] Important and urgent: people with ati cards needed on beta3 pre release qa

Oliver Burger obgr_seneca at mageia.org
Wed Apr 18 08:41:33 CEST 2012

Am 18.04.2012 01:24, schrieb Anssi Hannula:
> 18.04.2012 01:27, Colin Guthrie kirjoitti:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Oliver Burger at 17/04/12 22:15 did gyre and gimble:
>>> Hi there,
>>> we have some kind of an ugly problem with ati cards on beta3 pre relase.
>>> After installing the dvd it just won't boot.
>> Don't you mean "X does not start" rather than "it just won't boot"? Or
>> have I missed something fundamental here?
>> I already somewhat wasted your time earlier because I got you to get all
>> sorts of interesting debug for me because I thought it was a boot/init
>> problem, but it turns out X is just failing to initialise the vesa
>> driver.... have I missed some details on this problem?
> I indeed thought that Oliver had said he had no /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> after first boot and thus it didn't even try to start X... But
> apparently that wasn't the case after all, so maybe I misunderstood (or
> misread).
> I've added a comment in the bugreport.
At first boot, X doesn't start at all, the system hangs before that.

When booting without nokmsboot parameter, I get a message, this won't 
work, because vesa doesn't support kms. But at least I get a tty (which 
I don't get using nokmsboot).
After installing radeon-firmware and reconfiguring to use the ati 
driver, X doesn't start again but it tries to and I do have a Xorg.0.log 
(I attached to the bug report)
This only happens, when configuring to use the ati graphics card, when 
configuring to use the intel graphics, everything is fine.
I hope, I did make that clear now. If not, please ask.
By the way, I'm configuring which card to use in drakx11, the bios does 
not give me the possibility to disable one of the cards completely.

I will reboot in some minutes and get the things, Anssi asked. The 
problem is, that hardware is my main machine and I can't have a non 
working test system booting all day, since I need to do some work on 
this machine as well.


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