Segmentation fault

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Dec 11 08:44:22 PST 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 5:48 AM, StompDagger1 at
<stompdagger1 at> wrote:
>>On Die, 2012-12-11 at 01:45 -0800, StompDagger1 at wrote:
>>> >On Mon, 2012-12-10 at 11:33 -0800, StompDagger1 at wrote:
>>> >> On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM,  <olivier.e.amann at>
>>> wrote:
>>> >> >> When starting openSuse 12.2, the X-server terminates with a
>>> >> segmentation fault (see attached log file).
>>> >>
>>> >> >The open source driver should support your card just fine.  Can
>>> you
>>> >> >install debugging symbols and get a proper backtrace with GDB?
>>> >> >
>>> >>
>>> >> Alex, looking at his log, I don't see the card in the support list,
>>> >> his card is the v7700?
>>> >As you can see in the lspci output, it's a 7500, which is Turks
>>> >(Northern Islands generation) based.
>>> >If the driver didn't support the card, it would bail much earlier.
>>> looking at the xorg log, I see Turks only as part of the AMD Radeon HD
>>> 6700 Series, does this means that 7500 Series is part of the 6700
>>> Series?
>>It's complicated. :\
>>7xx0 and 6xx0 are marketing names, which are mostly irrelevant for
>>driver support, in contrast to code names such as Turks, Northern
>>Islands etc.
> I see, so maybe it is a good idea to fix the radeon output? if I had this
> problem, I'd assume that the driver doesn't supports the card, this would
> have wasted a lot of time.

Marketing and OEMs come up with so many different names, it's hard to
keep track.  Best bet it to look at the pci ids, or check wikipedia:


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