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Re: powerbook wakeup/boot display issue

On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 22:49 +0900, Joseph Sanger wrote:
> FYI. it was this forum that got me worried, its about half way down the 
> page:
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-473838.html
> What do you think?

You mean the allegation that the radeon driver killed the GPU of a
'TiBook DVI' twice? It doesn't say which model exactly, in particular
whether it had a Mobility Radeon 7500 or 9000. FWIW, I ran the radeon
driver almost exclusively on the latter for over three years, that
machine now belongs to my gf and is still running OSX perfectly. Anyway,
it's even  less likely for this kind of blooming (which seems to be due
to the LCD controller powering down, as someone else pointed out; there
may be other causes that produce similar symptoms) to damage the GPU
than the very small likelihood for it to damage the panel.

> BTW I forgot to mention, it sometimes happens on boot as well (maybe 1 
> in 10?). Once it happened just before the penguin appears at the top of 
> the screen, but usually just before the debian login window.

If you're using Option "UseFBDev" in X, try without. Looks like it could
be a radeonfb issue.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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