FC5t3 installation issues with Radeon X300SE

L. David Baron dbaron at dbaron.org
Sat Mar 18 18:14:51 UTC 2006

On Saturday 2006-03-18 12:40 -0500, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> L. David Baron wrote:
> >I just installed FC5t3 x86_64 on a brand new desktop machine with a
> >Radeon X300SE, and ran into two issues that seem more likely related to
> >that than anything else:
> >
> >(1) Neither the installer, nor system-config-display once the installer
> >had finished, were able to configure xorg so that it would start.
> >However, I was able to do it manually by doing "modprobe radeon" and
> >then rerunning system-config-display (which in turn writes out an
> >xorg.conf that causes xorg to modprobe radeon by itself).  This suggests
> >to me that something along the way (I'm not sure what) should have done
> >a "modprobe radeon" to bootstrap the whole thing, but didn't.  (And
> >perhaps does for other cards.)
> Ok, that doesn't make much sense to me at all.  Dave disabled the radeon
> kernel DRM module support for all R300+ chips due to it causing X to
> hang when DRM loads if "Load "dri"" is present in the xorg.conf -
> regardless of wether or not we actually ship the r300 DRI module.
> So, loading the radeon module by hand should technically have no effect
> on R300 hardware unless I'm missing something.

Well, it did.

Should I file a bug somewhere?

> Re-reading the beginning of your email, I see you're claiming to have
> just installed FC5test3.  All of these problems were present in
> FC5test3, but have either been fixed since then, or worked around, to
> the best of my knowledge.  You shouldn't be reporting any bugs or
> problems to bugzilla or the lists until after you run "yum update" and
> update everything to the latest software.  That is true after installing

Oops, forgot to mention that I did update and reboot before rerunning


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation
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