seg fault in Fedora 25 with all desktop managers marco error 4 in

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Tue Apr 4 23:40:32 UTC 2017

Thomas L├╝bking composed on 2017-04-04 22:16 (UTC+0200):

> Robert Kudyba wrote:

>>Rebooted. Still seg fault. I created a Bugzilla entry at

> Just a hunch but you're loading the (builtin) modesetting driver,
I don't think he could be. Doesn't it work only with gfxchips newer than around 
10 years old? His gfxchip looks to me like it could be up to 17 years old:
Robert Kudyba composed on 2017-04-02 22:54 (UTC-0400):
 > > lspci -v -s 09:0d.0

 > > 09:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
 > > RV100 [Radeon 7000 / Radeon VE] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

 > > Subsystem: Dell PowerEdge 1850 Embedded Radeon 7000/VE... says it's an 
embedded chip.

> vesa
> and fbdev and they're apparently all in the process of probing the HW
> and then you run into a pciaccess segfault.

> => try uninstalling xf86-video-vesa and xf86-video-fbdevhw (so you'll
> only use the modesetting driver since apparently modesetting itself
> seems to work and you don't have xf86-video-ati installed) and see
> whether that makes any difference.

The ati/radeon driver works nicely enough for my rv200 on F25 kernel 4.10.6 and 
server 1.19.2.

I wonder of noapic or nolapic would help?

> Also see eg. and
> google for pci_device_vgaarb_init - this seems a quite common issue...

That bug is about decade newer AMD Island chip(s).

If he has an empty expansion slot, he may need to put a newer video card in it 
order to keep the old server online with Xorg.
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