Bug#615657: xserver-xorg-video-ati: xrandr --rotate kills X
On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Arian Sanusi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.14.0-1
> Severity: normal
> xrandr --output DVI-0 --rotate
> makes the X-Server die imediately, nothing written to log, no output when
> started from a VT. Graphics Processor is a Radeon HD3000 (AMD 760G).
> Monitors go to Stand because of no Input, the keyboard is unusable until
> sysrq-unraw, switching to a vt afterwards does not recover modesetting,
> still no Output. Starting X p.e. by starting a display manager over ssh
> recovers modesetting.
> This happens all combinations of Xorg 1.7.7 from testing, 1.9.4 from
> unstable, Kernel 2.6.32 from testing and 2.6.37 from unstable. However, this
> does not happen with Ubuntu Maverick (1.9.0 + 2.6.35) nor with gentoo (1.9.4
> + 2.6.36)
> [ 21.248538] [drm] Loading RS780 Microcode
> [ 21.274940] [drm:r600_startup] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!
Install the linux firmware package. rotation requires acceleration
and acceleration is not available without the firmware.