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fedora 16: AMD graphics in recovery mode only?

Hi,

I've just upgraded from f15 to f16, and I'm having problems with starting the gnome-session in other way than from the recovery mode. Here's the situation:

  • the card is a Radeon HD 5570,
  • the motherboard is an AMD Asus (M4A78T-E),
  • the CPU is an AMD Phenom (x86_64).

When I boot up the system, here's what happens:

  • before the grub (grub2) screen there's one flicker (testing mode?), then grub2 menu appears in text mode,
  • I choose the 3.1.0 kernel and boot it, after a moment the Plymouth "spinfinity" animation appears (I gather that means the modesetting works),
  • after the animation ends (progress bar reaches the end), the "please wait" (rotating disc) cursor appears in the upper left corner, and that's it -- it stays there for at least ten, fifteen minutes (that's how long I waited for the session) and nothing more happens.

Unfortunately, it also seems there's sth wrong with system logs now: /var/log/messages is empty (length 0), and I couldn't find anything suspicious in either Xorg.O.log or dmesg. The driver is loaded (lsmod shows the 'readeon' module), the hardware is detected (lspci gives a "VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood PRO [Radeon HD 5500 Series]"). Now, after i reboot, choose the "Recovery mode" and end for the final prompt, I can type "init 5", wait while the "please wait" cursor rotates for a moment in the upper left corner, and after a while I get the desktop (I use autologin in gdm). The only thing is that it's in the fallback mode. I can see the xorg.conf produced during installation (very simple, basically just the module path and the "aiglx" option). From what I can see, everything should work OK (I see a typical output of "glxinfo", and "glxgears" works as usual, giving framerates equal to the vertical refreshment rate), but I can't switch to normal mode.

I suspect a clean install might solve problems, but it's not an option for me. Perhaps it's to do with the init->systemd migration (sound is missing too, no hardware in the volume settings even though it's visible in 'lspci' and modules are there when I check 'lsmod'). Any thoughts, suggestions?

fedora 16: AMD graphics in recovery mode only?

Hi,

I've just upgraded from f15 to f16, and I'm having problems with starting the gnome-session in other way than from the recovery mode. Here's the situation:

  • the card is a Radeon HD 5570,
  • the motherboard is an AMD Asus (M4A78T-E),
  • the CPU is an AMD Phenom (x86_64).

When I boot up the system, here's what happens:

  • before the grub (grub2) screen there's one flicker (testing mode?), then grub2 menu appears in text mode,
  • I choose the 3.1.0 kernel and boot it, after a moment the Plymouth "spinfinity" animation appears (I gather that means the modesetting works),
  • after the animation ends (progress bar reaches the end), the "please wait" (rotating disc) cursor appears in the upper left corner, and that's it -- it stays there for at least ten, fifteen minutes (that's how long I waited for the session) and nothing more happens.

Unfortunately, it also seems there's sth wrong with system logs now: /var/log/messages is empty (length 0), and I couldn't find anything suspicious in either Xorg.O.log or dmesg. The driver is loaded (lsmod shows the 'readeon' module), the hardware is detected (lspci gives a "VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood PRO [Radeon HD 5500 Series]").

Now, after i I reboot, then choose the "Recovery mode" and end wait for the final prompt, I can type "init 5", wait while the "please wait" cursor rotates for a moment in the upper left corner, and after a while I get the desktop (I use autologin in gdm). The only thing is that it's in the fallback mode. I can see the xorg.conf produced during installation the upgrade (very simple, basically just the module path and the "aiglx" option). From what I can see, everything should work OK (I see a typical output of "glxinfo", and "glxgears" works as usual, giving framerates equal to the vertical refreshment rate), but I can't switch to normal mode.("accelerated") mode of the gnome-shell.

I suspect a clean install might solve problems, but it's not an option for me. Perhaps it's to do with the init->systemd migration (sound is missing too, no hardware in the volume settings even though it's visible in 'lspci' and modules are there when I check 'lsmod'). Any thoughts, suggestions?