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



On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 18:20 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 19:15 +0200, Vedran Miletić wrote:
> 
> > > - 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,
> > probably).
> 
> You're right, but unfortunately 517625 has built up a lot of momentum as
> being for the ATI pcie_aspm issue, and we probably won't be able to
> knock it back to being about Quentin's NVIDIA issue. So we'd better
> leave it that way for now. As pcie_aspm=off fixes it for Ville-Pekka,
> his bug is 517625. 528393 is for a bug (or possibly bugs) which aren't
> helped by pcie_aspm=off.
> 
> > > 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.
> 
> The pcie_aspm bug is documented on the Common Bugs page:
> 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F12_bugs#radeon-pcie_aspm

I'm guessing that given you chipset is a 3450 that you'll be joining us
at bug #528593


Rodd




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