F12b ATI Rage Mobility 128

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Nov 3 23:19:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 17:08 -0600, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:

> Adam,
> xorg did indeed create an xorg.conf file:
> 	Section "Device"
> 		Identifier "Videocard0"
> 		Driver "vesa"
> 	EndSection
> When I rename it to xorg.conf.save and reboot, my poor ThinkPad A22p
> struggles to bring up a 1280x1024 screen that's torn/folded along
> several vertical lines in its right 40%. It looks like a very wrong mode
> line setting. Native resolution of the A22p 15" display is 1600x1200,
> but System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Display doesn't offer any
> screen resolutions above 1280x1024.
> Here's the lspci -vv output:
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> 	Subsystem: IBM IBM Thinkpad A22p
> 	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B+ DisINTx-
> 	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <Mabort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
> 	Latency: 66 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
> 	Interrupt: Pin A routed to IRQ 11
> 	Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
> 	Region 1: I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
> 	Region 2: Memory at f0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
> 	[virtual] Expansion ROM at f0220000 [disabled] [size=128K]
> 	Capabilities: [50] AGP version 2.0
> 		Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh= GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW- AGP3- Rate=x1,x2
> 		Command: RQ=32 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ AGP+ GART64- 64bit- FW- Rage=x1
> 	Capabilities: [5c] Power Management version 2
> 		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
> 		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
> 	Kernel modules: aty128fb
> As I said, this is an old laptop. The vesa driver actually works, but
> now I understand that's a band-aid fix. If your X team has someone with
> time and inclination to fix this, I'd be happy to work with them. If
> not, no problem.

Time and inclination I can't promise =), but I'd like to look into it
and we'll see if there's anything that can be done. Can you send or
pastebin the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file from a boot with the broken
driver? if the display is too corrupt to be usable, you can boot with
the broken driver, then reboot to runlevel 3 and take a copy
of /var/log/Xorg.0.log before switching back to the vesa driver and
going back to a working graphical boot to send the report. thanks!

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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