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Bug 82285

Summary: Updated kernel 2.4.18-19.7.x/athlon - X reboots/crashes box
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Bob Sully <rcs>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Bob Sully 2003-01-20 21:50:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
Recently upgraded two Athlon boxes, both running 7.3, to the new
2.4.18-19.7.x-athlon kernels.  One runs fine.  The other boots fine (runlevel
3), but crashes (hard lock) when I try to run X (with the stock kernel binary)
or reboots the machine (with a custom-compiled kernel using your kernel-source
rpm).  The machine which works fine is an old 900MHz Athlon on an Asus A7 Pro
motherboard and uses an old ATI Rage-128 based video card.  The malfunctioning
box uses an IWill KK266 motherboard, and Athlon 1900+, and an ATI Radeon 7500
video board.  This latter machine worked fine for months with your old 2.4.18-3
i386 kernel custom-compiled for the Athlon; it also works fine, so far, without
a hitch using Linus' 2.4.20 kernel (retrieved from

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.4.18-19.7.x
kernel binaries for Athlon; RedHat Linux 7.3 base system

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot affected machine with the 2.4.18-19.7.x-athlon kernel (runlevel 3). 
2. startx
3. With the stock kernel binary, it simply crashes; with a custom-compile, it

Actual Results:  see above.  Booting with the old 2.4.18-3 kernel (stock binary
or custom compiled) or Linus' 2.4.20 kernel resolves the issue.

Expected Results:  Normal operation

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:25 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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