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Re: screen freezes, ooffice with *.ppt, ATI, and xorg; was, Re: lenny amd64 for Desktop

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007, Teodor wrote:
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 01:43:07 +0200
From: Teodor <mteodor@gmail.com>
To: hendrik@topoi.pooq.com
Cc: debian-amd64@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: screen freezes, ooffice with *.ppt, ATI, and xorg; was,
    Re: lenny amd64 for Desktop
Resent-Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:42:05 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-amd64@lists.debian.org

On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 15:11:53 -0500
hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:

On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 10:33:40AM -0600, Don Montgomery wrote:

I rebooted with xorg.conf disabled, and X autoconfigured
to a higher resolution than I have been able to get
before, so something has changed, for sure.  I will carry
on for a while, see if my crashes still occur, and report

What do you mean by "rebooted with xorg.conf disabled"? Just
rename/remove the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?

I renamed xorg.conf to xorg.conf.donotuse, and rebooted. When the machine came back up, a splash labeled "autoconfiguration" displayed across the monitor, while the screen resolution changed around rapidly. When I logged in, my desktop was at a higher resolution than I had seen previously, with the windows I had left open at logout shrunk to about 2/3 of their former physical screen coverage. Regardless of whether it fixes the problem of the freezing system, the higher resolution is a real improvement.

However, I woke up this morning, and the screen came to life, just like before I dist-upgraded to lenny, so things look promising on that front, too.


Neat!  autoconfiguration really works!  That's as opposed to it being
intended to work.

Autoconfiguration on my system does not work (v7.3-7), at the first
sight being related to the "kernel framebuffer". On all systems this
option is disabled but the XORG auto detection tries to activate it and
because of this it fails.



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