[Bug 32616] New: System crash: radeon+google earth

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Thu Dec 23 13:55:45 PST 2010


           Summary: System crash: radeon+google earth
           Product: xorg
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: x86-64 (AMD64)
        OS/Version: Linux (All)
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: medium
         Component: Driver/Radeon
        AssignedTo: xorg-driver-ati at lists.x.org
        ReportedBy: tomricht at gmail.com
         QAContact: xorg-team at lists.x.org

Hi all,

My system crashes reproducibly running
- Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 64 bit
- Radeon driver on latest Kernel from Ubuntu 10.04
- ATI HIS 4670 iceq
- Google Earth 5.2 or 6.0 beta (doesn't matter which version)

How to reproduce:
- Run Google Earth and zoom into the globe
- Start Firefox, goto Google maps; zoom in, out, pan
The whole system usually hangs within 30 seconds.
Starting Firefox is no really needed, but it accelerates the problem.

- Screen turns black, white, sometimes with stripes.
- Ctrl-Alt-BckSpc/Fx does not work.
- Have to power off the machine.

- Have to use ATI's fglrx; the problem disappears with this driver, so I'm
pretty sure it's the radeon driver in the Linux kernel causing the problem.
Here is a delta of packages I got when installing fglrx:
diff with-fglrx.txt before-fglrx.txt 
< ii  dkms                                         
                     Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework
< ii  fglrx                                          2:8.723.1-0ubuntu5        
                     Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators
< ii  fglrx-amdcccle                                 2:8.723.1-0ubuntu5        
                     Catalyst Control Center for the ATI graphics accelera
< it  python-gmenu                                   2.30.0-0ubuntu4           
                     an implementation of the freedesktop menu specificati
> ii  python-gmenu                                   2.30.0-0ubuntu4                                 an implementation of the freedesktop menu specificati

I tried switching back to radeon: problem is there!
Switched again to fglrx: problem gone!

Kindly look into this; fglrx has other problems (like compiz effects being
terribly slow)



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