I have an ATI Radeon that's not working.

I just installed openSUSE 11.3 and it does not boot to the Desktop. KDE. The Live CD works fine. I have tried nomodeset that doesn’t do anything. This must be a well known bug and there must be a work around.

Please help.

Otherwise it’s back to Fedora.

On Wednesday 21 July 2010 18:23, chrispche scribbled:

>
> I just installed openSUSE 11.3 and it does not boot to the Desktop. KDE.
> The Live CD works fine. I have tried nomodeset that doesn’t do anything.
> This must be a well known bug and there must be a work around.
>

I have a Radeon HD 2400 Pro and have no trouble booting into 11.3 KDE.
However, I have noticed the system running slow after it has been running
for 12+ hours and one particular web-site has a lot of trouble in Firefox
though less in Konqueror. So I’m sticking to 11.2 for the time being.

It might help if you were to provide some details of your system.


Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks. E-mail: newsman, not newsboy

My suspicion is you had a bad install, possibly because the installation media you used was corrupt. Did you do the md5sum comparison of the downloaded ISO file to the md5sum posted on the openSUSE web site? Did you burn the CD on the same CD reader that you plan to install ? Did you burn the CD at the slowest speed your burner allows ? Did you burn the CD to a +R or a -R (and NOT to an RW) ?

Note there are MANY different ATI Radeon and your post does NOT help narrow down to which one you used.

Fedora is a great distro ! I like it (but I like openSUSE better).

I would love to get openSUSE working. Here’s my hardware:

[chrispche@chrispche ~]$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 7930 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS7932 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
Memory behind bridge: c0100000-c01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d0000000-00000000dfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 7935 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS7936 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: c0200000-c02fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at 8438 [size=8]
I/O ports at 8444 [size=4]
I/O ports at 8430 [size=8]
I/O ports at 8440 [size=4]
I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
Memory at c0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at c0005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at c0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at c0007000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at c0008000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at c0009000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at c0004400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 8410 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-piix4

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at 8420 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
Kernel modules: pata_atiixp

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0300000-f03fffff

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 1250 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256]
Memory at c0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: radeon

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7108
Physical Slot: 1-1
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at c0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ath5k
Kernel modules: ath5k

08:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c511
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
Memory at c0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: 8139too
Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

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OK, so it looks like an ATI Radeon X1250 using the radeon driver.

But HOW ABOUT the remainder of my questions ? I quote:

Have you add the “nomodeset” (without the quotemark) option to your kernel boot options (on grub)

If not try this.

If that solve your problem, then add the “nomodeset” option to you /boot/grub/menu.lst

I had similar problem as @chrispche
New kernel’s radeon driver is not behaving good on my card (x2300). nomodeset also didnt worked. I compiled and recompiled kernel several times, messed with drivers, but didnt help.
However, kompiling older kernel (2.6.32-2) gave me no problems whatsoever, so now I am using 11.3 with 2.6.32 with no problems. Since all of drivers I need are in this kernel, I really do not need to pull my hair out to make 2.6.34 work.

I recommend you write a bug report on 11.3 with the 2.6.34 kernel and your graphic hardware. There is guidance here for bug reports: openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE

Yes, did it… thanks.
Bug is submitted under number 625386

Thanks! It would be easier for all watching the thread next time to actually include the link! :slight_smile: … ie https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=625386

Well for the record, it just started to work. Strange. I installed from the Live CD it didn’t work. However, installing from the full DVD it does work. Weird!

Then please apply that entry to the bug report, so that the SuSE-GmbH packager does not waste their time on this.

Thankyou.