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Bug#523025: marked as done (fglrx-modules-2.6-686: X driver is newer than kernel module)

Your message dated Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:21:41 +0200
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has caused the Debian Bug report #523025,
regarding fglrx-modules-2.6-686: X driver is newer than kernel module
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--- Begin Message ---
Package: fglrx-modules-2.6-686
Version: 2:2.6.26-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

The version of the ATI driver in fglrx-driver is 8.58.2, but in the kernel module it is 8.56.4.
This is revealed in the Xorg log.

In a single monitor set-up, this just causes hardware acceleration to be dropped. However, on my
dual-monitor system it freezes the kernel the instant X starts: no response from any kind of
keyboard input, not even VT switching, and no response to pings from another machine. The only way
out is a forced reboot using the reset button. This is 100% repeatable, too.

I was able to get the flgrx driver to run without crashing the kernel by removing the
dual-monitor-specific parts of my xorg.conf. That was how I was able to look at the Xorg log,
which otherwise was being lost due to the lack of a disk sync before the kernel crash.

I solved this by using module-assistant to build a module from fglrx-source, so I assume a rebuild
of fglrx-modules-2.6-686 would achieve the same result.

However, it would be good if this situation didn't completely crash the system when it happens
again (as it surely will -- it's happened to me at various times in the past). I don't know if
this is an ATI bug or a Debian bug, and whether it is in fglrx-driver or fglrx-source. I will
happily make another bug report if you can tell me where.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fglrx-modules-2.6-686 depends on:
ii  fglrx-modules-2.6.26-1-686 2.6.26+8-12-2 Display driver for AMD/ATI Radeon 
ii  linux-image-686 [linux-lat 2.6.26+17     Linux image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PI

fglrx-modules-2.6-686 recommends no packages.

fglrx-modules-2.6-686 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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--- Begin Message ---
There has never been such a version as 8.58.2, closing.

Address:        Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist
Email:          daniel.baumann@panthera-systems.net
Internet:       http://people.panthera-systems.net/~daniel-baumann/

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