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Recommended update for gfxboot

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(Last modified: 05DEC2005)


solutions Recommended update for gfxboot SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (443993cd750ae5648837f6e904f2a36d)

Applies to

Package: gfxboot
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10608
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Update if you have an ATI Radeon 7000 graphics card.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

ATI Radeon 7000 has a bug that can cause the PCI bus (and the computer) to
hang under certain circumstances. The visible effect is that the graphical
boot loader hangs or reboots at random places. This patch implements a
workaround that avoids the bug.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gfxboot.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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