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