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Re: A couple of issues with Fedora 12 Beta (BIOS and Radeon HD3450)

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:07 PM, Ville-Pekka Vainio
<vpivaini cs helsinki fi> wrote:
> I've been using Fedora 12 Beta for a few days and I've had a couple of
> major issues with it. I've also blogged about those issues, my blog is
> aggregated on Planet Fedora.
> - the BIOS of the Intel DP35DP motherboard needs to be updated, or USB
> won't work at all with the new kernel:
> <http://vpv.kapsi.fi/blog/2009/10/fedora-12-beta-linux-2-6-31-5-rc1-intel-dp35dp-mainboard-requires-bios-update/>. I saw another user mentioning the same problem on the #fedora-devel IRC channel, so it's not just my system.

That's a BIOS bug then, I guess. I don't think kernel devs will bother
fixing stuff like that if a BIOS update fixes it.

> - I have a video card, which is identified as ATI Mobility Radeon HD
> 3450, with it the system hangs completely after a minute or two of
> desktop use. I can get the system working with either the nomodeset or
> the pcie_asm=off kernel parameters. Apparently it might be related to
> bug <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=517625> or bug
> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528593>. My blog posting:
> <http://vpv.kapsi.fi/blog/2009/10/fedora-12-beta-and-ati-radeon-hd-3450-nomodeset-needed/>.

I would bet on second bug. KMS bugs are very much card-specific, and
first is even reported on NVIDIA (comments on it are different bugs,

> What do you think, should we maybe add something to the release notes
> about the Fedora 12 kernel possibly requiring BIOS updates on some
> systems? Is anyone else on the list seeing the BIOS issues I described?
> It seems like the Radeon HD problems are already being handled in
> Bugzilla, I'm just wondering whether my issue is the same as in bug
> #517625 or not.

I will let someone else answer this.

Vedran Miletić

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