Bug#616301: xserver-xorg-video-radeon:screen goes black, system hangs after 2sec:[youtube(FF/Opera)-reset req.]

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Mon Mar 7 05:36:57 PST 2011

On Sam, 2011-03-05 at 16:23 +0100, Herber Sylwester wrote: 
> I'm starting to think it may be caussed by hardware malfunction.

No, it seems clear at this point that it's a youtube change triggering a
pre-existing bug in the Mesa r600 driver.

> I've noticed that system does not hang - I'm able to go to a console 
> login and reboot. The screen ends 10cm below the monitor so i have to 
> gues some things. If it would be helpful I may try to record the incident.

Might be nice for the sake of completeness, though most likely it'll
just be generic symptoms from GPU lockups, which unfortunately don't say
much about what triggered them. The most promising approach at this
point seems bisecting which Mesa upstream change fixed the problem.

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