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Bug Fix Advisory xorg-x11-drv-ati bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1553-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated xorg-x11-drv-ati packages that fix several bugs and add various
enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The xorg-x11-drv-ati packages provide a driver for ATI graphics cards for the
X.Org implementation of the X Window System.

The xorg-x11-drv-ati packages have been upgraded to upstream version 6.14.2,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#713766, BZ#634238)

This update fixes the following bugs:

* The ATI ES1000 graphics devices had limited Video RAM (VRAM) and were
restricted to an 8-bit color depth for the text console. As a consequence, the
graphical boot screen was unavailable on systems using these graphics devices.
Such systems could become unresponsive afterward and had to be rebooted. With
this update, the source code is modified and the installation with graphical
user interface (GUI) can be successfully completed. (BZ#588918)

* Due to the driver being too verbose, error messages about failed write
attempts could incorrectly appear when booting the system on i386 architectures.
The messages could be safely ignored and the system eventually booted
successfully. To avoid user confusion, these messages are removed with this
update. (BZ#615550)

This update also adds the following enhancements:

* This update adds support for the AMD FirePro M5950, AMD FirePro M8900, AMD
FirePro V5900, and AMD FirePro V7900 graphics cards. (BZ#675297)

* This update provides the firmware files which are required by AMD Radeon HD
6000-series and AMD's Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) platforms. (BZ#713622)

All users of xorg-x11-drv-ati are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 577733def4d4751613867d80ddea995a
SHA-256: a8251058dd9deec92de53879c3ff3aa3e303d18e966ef3d9b33cd79f6f024271
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 80f0bf302b6f06174d07c2e8aedf4b40
SHA-256: 83ae6019d16a7a5b9fd02df5f52fea7d7a36ecd2823eeee3e184b110e1e3c52d
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 238799251e63430a13c133713ad8cadd
SHA-256: e6135dda64d18782c45917829767016986ebe30e6827e5cf70ad9aec08f3c830
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 90b526aa5ccf713228cc265e34f805c3
SHA-256: 035212acb4fc0d3ed89833913b9368c91849d06f95a88001631c653afad5aef7
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 2c9a015f52e4b514458702af2c9eaeea
SHA-256: 221f96c210a1f6765c501c272a5d8c68c3b5eb5cd0c48c3a27160f6d69b13ca0
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 577733def4d4751613867d80ddea995a
SHA-256: a8251058dd9deec92de53879c3ff3aa3e303d18e966ef3d9b33cd79f6f024271
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 90b526aa5ccf713228cc265e34f805c3
SHA-256: 035212acb4fc0d3ed89833913b9368c91849d06f95a88001631c653afad5aef7
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 2c9a015f52e4b514458702af2c9eaeea
SHA-256: 221f96c210a1f6765c501c272a5d8c68c3b5eb5cd0c48c3a27160f6d69b13ca0
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 577733def4d4751613867d80ddea995a
SHA-256: a8251058dd9deec92de53879c3ff3aa3e303d18e966ef3d9b33cd79f6f024271
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 80f0bf302b6f06174d07c2e8aedf4b40
SHA-256: 83ae6019d16a7a5b9fd02df5f52fea7d7a36ecd2823eeee3e184b110e1e3c52d
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 238799251e63430a13c133713ad8cadd
SHA-256: e6135dda64d18782c45917829767016986ebe30e6827e5cf70ad9aec08f3c830
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
PPC:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 640fb50b476a3311d9208c990e61c391
SHA-256: 8e8ff6878bfc5b1077ae6e7e4bda938509092a4392f0ad9e3bc6e5b565ad1fb9
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 65da083a383288ee82505629b12d429c
SHA-256: 69a3bfe7b31f0dc2f457f625dbdc8ae0a2e06571b7d3ece0f798f848ae67ae7b
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 90b526aa5ccf713228cc265e34f805c3
SHA-256: 035212acb4fc0d3ed89833913b9368c91849d06f95a88001631c653afad5aef7
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 2c9a015f52e4b514458702af2c9eaeea
SHA-256: 221f96c210a1f6765c501c272a5d8c68c3b5eb5cd0c48c3a27160f6d69b13ca0
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 577733def4d4751613867d80ddea995a
SHA-256: a8251058dd9deec92de53879c3ff3aa3e303d18e966ef3d9b33cd79f6f024271
 
IA-32:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 80f0bf302b6f06174d07c2e8aedf4b40
SHA-256: 83ae6019d16a7a5b9fd02df5f52fea7d7a36ecd2823eeee3e184b110e1e3c52d
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 238799251e63430a13c133713ad8cadd
SHA-256: e6135dda64d18782c45917829767016986ebe30e6827e5cf70ad9aec08f3c830
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
x86_64:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 90b526aa5ccf713228cc265e34f805c3
SHA-256: 035212acb4fc0d3ed89833913b9368c91849d06f95a88001631c653afad5aef7
xorg-x11-drv-ati-debuginfo-6.14.2-7.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: 2c9a015f52e4b514458702af2c9eaeea
SHA-256: 221f96c210a1f6765c501c272a5d8c68c3b5eb5cd0c48c3a27160f6d69b13ca0
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware-6.14.2-7.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1597
    MD5: c04c83bbcca8077c77d3b919005d2416
SHA-256: 840a2dbae23577e5d3f780cef260ff54f8b88f4ff241996533dc5f699787c788
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

615550 - RHEL6: [drm:radeon_i2c_sw_put_byte] *ERROR* i2c 0x08 0x30 write failed
634238 - radeon_i2c_(sw_)put_byte errors shown in dmesg
713622 - new firmware files required to support AMD cayman/fusion/llano platforms
713766 - Rebase -drv-ati for the 6.2 Xorg rebase



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