video playback causes total freeze on RV350
Submitted by spa..@..hoo.de
Assigned to Default DRI bug account
Video playback and switching between tabs while browsing often leads to total freeze of my system. Even the magic SysRQ keys wont work then.
steps to reproduce:
Watching movies with vlc, or switching between tabs is often enough to freeze the system.
It all started with introducing KernelModeSetting to Linux. This bug has been affecting me since i upgraded from Debian Lenny to Squeeze and thus to Kernel 2.6.32. I could avoid that bug however by adding "radeon.modeset=0" at the boot prompt from 2.6.32.
Now with Linux 3.2 even passing "radeon.modeset=0" at the boot prompt does not work any more for me.
I reported the bug to Debian and they told me to try Linux 3.5, which also freezes often. For reference here is the link to my bug report:
This is a very serious regression for my RV350 and causes file system corruption & data loss (for my work progress)
I cannot add a log from the freeze, since nothing gets logged then. If you know a way i could give you one, let me know.