[Bug 18299] New: [9600xt] Hangs at boot 50% of time

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Wed Oct 29 15:31:08 PDT 2008


           Summary: [9600xt] Hangs at boot 50% of time
           Product: xorg
           Version: 7.4
          Platform: All
               URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-
        OS/Version: Linux (All)
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: high
         Component: Driver/Radeon
        AssignedTo: xorg-driver-ati at lists.x.org
        ReportedBy: bryce at canonical.com
         QAContact: xorg-team at lists.x.org

Created an attachment (id=19946)
 --> (http://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=19946)
Xorg.0.log from a hung session

Occasional hang during X start on ATI 9600XT card, after line "(II) RADEON(0):
Rage Theatre setting standard 0x0000".

This issue was reported initially against Hardy, but still occurs on Intrepid
as of 9-27-2008 (-ati 1:6.9.0+git20080826.a3cc1d7a-2ubuntu3).

[Original Reoprt]
Hardy crashes about 50% of the time at a certain point in the boot process.
After the splash screen, the screen goes blank and the system just freezes.
There is no mouse cursor and I can't get a console to come up. I usually have
to hit reset to start over.

The other 50% of the time Hardy gets passed this point and works beautifully.
All the features in Compiz-Fusion work and it seems to run with 3D acceleration

I spent a lot of time fooling around with BIOS settings and changing Xorg.conf
before I realized the crashes were random. Nothing I changed made it crash less

This might be a hardware problem because it seems to crash more often when the
system is cold. On the other hand, MS Windows starts without any problems.

I have been saving good and bad Xorg.0.log files. It always crashes on the same
line "(II) RADEON(0): Rage Theatre setting standard 0x0000".

Motherboard: ASUS A8V-Deluxe
Video Card: ATI 9600XT
Monitor: NEC LCD Multisync 1810
Hardy 8.04 is installed from the alternate disk. I am currently running the
non-proprietary drivers but (before I did a second clean install) I ran the
proprietary drivers with pretty much the same behavior. It did run a little
faster though.

Previously I had lots of problems with bad screen settings and boot problems
using Gutsy and Hardy Beta on this system. See:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/19195 . Now it is actually a
pleasure to use even with the random boot failures.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AR [Radeon
9600] [1002:4152]
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:4772]
        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: 64 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Region 1: I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
        Region 2: Memory at fbe00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Expansion ROM at fbd00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel modules: radeonfb

We had the user experiment with some different AGP settings in BIOS and
xorg.conf but none of the changes tested produced a change in behavior.

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