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Bug 162911 - Booting hangs on Radeon 9200 unless "debug" used
Summary: Booting hangs on Radeon 9200 unless "debug" used
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-11 16:34 UTC by Mike Hammill
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-06 07:08:49 UTC

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Description Mike Hammill 2005-07-11 16:34:29 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/412 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412

Description of problem:
Directly after the penguin image appears during boot up, I get the one-line message:

"PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 1 of device 0001:11:02.0"

Then the bootup sequence hangs.  I get this with both Kernel 2.6.11-1.1381_FC5 and 
2.6.12-1.1411_FC5.  I did not received this message with the 2.6.11-1.1381_FC5 kernel until I updated 
my graphics card's ROM.  (The 2.6.12 kernel was not out at the time.)  The graphics in questions is a 
Radeon 9200 (Mac Edition).  I updated my ROM to the latest version from the ATI site using a Mac OS X 
partition on the same machine.  The ROM is now at: ATI 4.5.1, ROM ATY, Bugsy_A, FCode version 1.94, 
NDRV version 1.0.1f59.

The only way around the problem is to add the "debug" kernel option.  Using just "text" will not do it.  
Also, using "video=radeonfb" or "video=ofonly" does not work, unless "debug" is also appended as a 
Kernel option.

Related to this problem, I have not been able to run X with "ati" and "radeon" drivers, but only with 
fbdev.  Too bad, since the same card in a slightly different model of Mac (both are PowerMac G4s) 
works with X using the Ubuntu distribution.  Gentoo 2005.0 installation CD gives exactly the same error 
message, so I'm assuming it's a common kernel thing.

A few more details are at the above URL.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.12-1.1411_FC5 and 2.6.11-1.1381_FC5

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot up machine.  At yaboot boot loader pick linux (as opposed to Mac OS)
2.  Choose a rawhide kernel 2.6.12-1.1411_FC5 or 2.6.11-1.1381_FC5 (only two I have) but do not 
include the "debug" option.


Actual Results:  Penguin image appears, followed by the one-line message:

"PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 1 of device 0001:11:02.0"

After that, the machine hangs indefinitely.

Expected Results:  Boot sequence should proceed.

Additional info:

Output of dmesg when using the above mentioned Kernel 2.6.12 and options "video=radeonfb debug" 
is at:

Above mentioned forum text "Request for Testing of Installer X Configuration on PPC" at:

Additional forum text "Failed X server start on Apple eMac FC4 installation" at:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-08-26 04:44:27 UTC
still a problem with latest build ?

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