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Bug#541630: ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF doesn't start with linux-image-2.6.30-1-686

On Sat, 2009-08-15 at 16:07 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-08-15 at 02:26 +0200, advocatux wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6.30-1-686
> > Version: 2.6.30-5
> > Severity: important
> > 
> > Hi, after installing linux-image-2.6.30-1-686, Xorg (ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF) doesn't start, freezing both monitor and keyboard.
> > 
> > (The system is only accessible by remote (ssh), just in case someone with the same problem wants to reboot or shutdown the system properly).
> The kernel DRM (3D acceleration) driver for Rage 128 requires a firmware
> file which is in the firmware-linux package.  Installing that package
> should fix the problem.
> However, the driver is supposed to fail gracefully in the absence of the
> firmware file.  Since I modified the driver to use external firmware, I
> will look into why this is not working as I intended.

This actually appears to be an existing bug which could occur in case of
any initialisation failure.

Please could you test my attempted fix:

1. Download http://womble.decadent.org.uk/tmp/r128.ko
   (there is a GPG signature for this in
    http://womble.decadent.org.uk/tmp/r128.ko.asc )
2. Uninstall firmware-linux
3. Stop the X server
4. Load the new driver (rmmod r128 && insmod r128.ko)
5. Start the X server


Ben Hutchings
Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

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