[Test-Announce] Call for testing: F14 Alpha RC3/RC4 with Radeon graphics adapters

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Aug 12 17:59:08 UTC 2010

Hi, everyone. So, we have one bug remaining for Fedora 14 whose blocker
status is unclear:


Two reporters in the bug - John Reiser and Mike Chambers - and one
reporter from the list - Rui He,
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-August/092583.html -
report that the screen is blanked when the installer starts X on various
Radeon adapters when booted with default options. The system is still
running and you can switch to a virtual console to get logs - see
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596985#c36 - but the screen
is permanently blank until reboot. When booted with 'basic video driver'
- which, due to an anaconda bug, actually results in the use of the
radeon driver, but with kernel modesetting disabled - the installer is
able to run X normally, for all three. One further reporter, Chuck
Forsberg -
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-August/092581.html -
had problems with both default and 'basic video mode' (radeon+UMS).

Jerome Glisse reports that he was able to start X and see the display in
the installer with one or some of his own test cards.

What we need here is more data. So it would be really useful if everyone
on this list with a Radeon video adapter could test this. It's fairly
quick and easy and doesn't require you to actually complete an install.
Just get the boot.iso for RC3 (currently) or RC4 (later today, likely) -
the boot.iso for RC3 is at
http://serverbeach1.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/14-Alpha.RC3/Fedora/x86_64/os/images/boot.iso or http://serverbeach1.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/14-Alpha.RC3/Fedora/i386/os/images/boot.iso - boot it, and see if you can make it to the graphical stage of the installation process. Please reply here, and if you observe the same problem as the reporters, add your details to the bug report (also test the 'basic graphics driver' choice, and report whether you used rc3 or rc4, and x86-64 or i386). Thanks!
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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