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testing install issues pismo 400 fw

Hi all

Today i christened a new 40gig drive in this pismo 400 (firewire) with a
fresh installation using the new debian installer disk.

The install was trouble free. No problems other than having a dying LG
DVDROM (know apple hardware fault).

The post-install has a number of outstanding issues.

X windows is very unstable - initially i was getting a small block about
70 pixels square in the middle of the screen that was complately out of
sync with the rest of the picture. It would not go away. Disabling Glx
seemed to fix that but then i was greeted with an X display that seemed
to have larger slabs that were slow to refresh and eventually X would

I tried 4 different kernels, the fault remained. After some tinkering
with XF86Config i have managed to stop X from crashing but the refresh
sux. This is a load of crud because the old HD (and testing build) had
no such problems. Is anyone else experiencing similar problems?
Interesting snippets from dmesg include:

PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:10.0 (0086 -> 0087)
aty128fb: Invalid ROM signature 0 should be 0xaa55
aty128fb: BIOS not located, guessing timings.
aty128fb: Rage128 LF M3 AGP [chip rev 0x0] 8M 128-bit SDR SGRAM (1:1)
Registered "ati" backlight controller, level: 15/15
fb0: ATY Rage128 frame buffer device on Rage128 LF M3 AGP
no framebuffer address found for

Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
[drm] Initialized r128 2.5.0 20030725 on minor 0: ATI Technologies Inc
Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x
agpgart: Detected Apple UniNorth chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 440M
agpgart: configuring for size idx: 4
agpgart: AGP aperture is 16M @ 0x0

Also my firewire port appears to be showing up as an ethernet device
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[003065fffeb56628]
ieee1394: got invalid ack 252 from node 65535 (tcode 0)
ip1394: $Rev: 1224 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device eth1
ip1394: eth1: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)

Also Gnome reports that the permissions for /dev/pmu are wrong (they are
currently set for root/root). What should they be?



ps XF86Config below

# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool,
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically
# again, run the following commands as root:
#   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 > /var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Section "Files"
        FontPath        "unix/:7100"                    # local font
        # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
Section "Module"
#       Load    "GLcore"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
#       Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
#       Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
       Load    "vbe"
        Load    "xtt"
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "macintosh"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x"
        Driver          "r128"
        VideoRam        16000
        Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        HorizSync       30-60
        VertRefresh     50-75
        Option          "DPMS"
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
       InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666

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