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Wed September 9, 2009 ALL DAY #fedora-test-day

What to test?

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on the radeon driver for ATI Radeon graphics cards.

If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test with your graphics card and provide feedback.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

What's needed to test

  • An ATI Radeon (or FireGL) graphics adapter. To confirm whether you have supporting hardware, run the following command:
    /sbin/lspci -d 1002: | grep -iq VGA && echo "Join Radeon Fedora Test Day" || echo "Sorry, no Radeon graphics hardware found."
  • Rawhide (tips on installing Rawhide below), or the live CD available for this test day (again see below).
  • Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions

How to test?

Live Image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive Rawhide live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture MD5SUM
i686 5d32bce9c4ea72c55ea67aa155fa2a54
x86_64 1af2d66c11814d59c17de5fa5cc77299

Note: If you put the image on a USB stick and it fails to boot with the message "No root device found. Boot has failed, sleeping forever.", edit the kernel command line from the bootloader screen to say "root=live:LABEL=LIVE" instead of "root=live:LABEL=testday-20090908-<arch>". bug 520207

Update your machine

If you are testing on an installed copy of Fedora, ee the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide.


Follow each of these test cases:

Multihead test case:

You will need two or more monitors to perform the multihead test.

Report your results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component xorg-x11-drv-ati. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Follow the instructions on this page to ensure you include sufficient information in the report. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from Adam Williamson as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to your Smolt hardware profile (see above for a link with instructions on submitting your hardware profile to Smolt). For each test case, if your system worked correctly, simply enter the word PASS. If you had trouble, enter the word FAIL, with a footnote indicator, and put a link to the bug report in the comments column (as in the example line). If you could not perform one test (for example, you cannot perform the more advanced tests because the basic one fails, or you cannot perform the multihead test as you have only one display), enter the word N/A. In the comments column, you can enter the model name and PCI device ID (vendor ID is usually 1002) of your card, if you know it - you can usually find this information in the output of the command lspci -nn.


User Smolt Profile Basic test XVideo test Rotation test X restart test DPMS test GLX test User switch test VT switch test Suspend test Rendercheck test Multihead test Comments
b.nutzer HW ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400 [1002:7145]
Stefan Becker HW1 ATI Technologies Inc M52 [Mobility Radeon X1300] [1002:7149]
Stefan Becker HW2 ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3200 Graphics [1002:9610]
Adam Kovari HW FAIL [1]
  1. See RHBZ #522034

ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 4870 Graphics [1002:9440]
Humphrey Dong HW ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3450 Graphics [1002:95c5]
User:Rhe HW FAIL [1] FAIL [2] ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3450
  1. See RHBZ #522050
  2. See RHBZ #522050
Blondak HW FAIL N/A PASS PASS PASS FAIL PASS PASS N/A N/A N/A VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791f]

screen in X with lots of artefacts, using LiveCD 86_64

Jaroslav Reznik HW FAIL PASS PASS PASS PASS FAIL ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE) [1002:5653]
Ondrej Zary FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
  1. See RHBZ #522057

ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500] [1002:4c57]
Unable to boot, kernel hangs