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Re: Weird X problem

David Fokkema <dfokkema@ileos.nl> writes:

> Anyway, I've got an ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility (ATI Radeon Mobility M9 Lf
> (AGP)) with a Samsung LTN150P1-L02 TFT panel at 1400x1050.
> When I start X, I only get a black screen on my panel.

Which X are you using?  I needed to go to XFree86 4.3 for my Radeon
9000 Mobility.  I did this by getting binary tarballs from xfree86.org
(Xxserv.tgz and Xmod.tgz), and unpacking them in /usr/local, and
repointing /etc/X11/X and editing the paths in XF86Config-4.

> What _does_ work, however, is starting X while making sure that _no_
> external monitor is connected. I get a black screen. Then, plug in the
> monitor and switch between TFT/CRT twice. If I'm fast enough, my monitor
> doesn't even come up (it doesn't support 1400x1050 anyway) but my laptop
> panel does. I then have a fully working DRI enabled set up and can play
> tuxracer, chromium, view DVDs, etc.

...but I think there's a DRI version incompatibility with the newer X,
so you'd need a kernel-side DRM newer than what's in any released (2.4)
kernel if that's important to you.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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