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Re: System freeze with ATI



On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Giuseppe Fuggiano wrote:
>> Hi all.  I installed Fedora 10 on my Asus A7D laptop, which have an
>> ATI Radeon Mobility x700 video card.  Fedora automagically detected it
>> and used the open source drivers.  All worked fine, except the fact
>> that the system totally crash in these situations:
>>
>>   1) Randomly;
>>   2) If I enable Desktop Effects.
>>
>> Is there a way to workaround this bad issue?  Before trying to install
>> the proprietary drivers I'd like to hear some opinions.
>
> I suspect kernel modesetting. Try booting with the nomodeset flag. See:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464896
>
>        Kevin Kofler
>

I second the nomodeset flag. Since I have started booting with
nomodeset I had no X crashes, plus suspend-resume started working
normally. I have a X1400 card in a T60 laptop.

Peter


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