Bug#490071: Same hangs with Radeon driver

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Wed Jul 30 00:21:07 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 22:03 +0200, Andrea Vettorello wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin at ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> > What we need is a (very precise) way to reproduce this hang. And also we
> In the last few days the bug appeared in a series of two or at max
> three hangs after cold boot, and then the driver started to work like
> always (I did some fiddling).
> For example, yesterday I tried to replace the driver with the
> 1:6.9.0-1 version and thought to have isolated the problem until this
> morning when, after 4/5 minutes from boot/login (GDM), the same
> lock-up.
> Today, after disabling GDM and launching the session from the console,
> it kept working stable. I was thinking about faulty hardware cause I
> didn't found bug reports under the Radeon driver and the strange
> behaviour until I spotted this one for the ATI driver.

The symptoms described in this bug report are generic symptoms of a GPU
lockup, which can be caused by an infinite number of different things.
If the problem you're seeing only occurs after a cold boot, it does
sound like a (possibly temperature related) hardware issue.

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