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Re: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro blacks out, unrecoverable

On Die, 2012-03-13 at 10:38 -0800, K.Reitz wrote: 
> I am new to Debian and have installed Debian 6 net install on my Apple
> Gigabit G4 PPC. I have a serious problem with the video. I am using
> the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256M Mac Edition AGP card which has the R300
> processor (brand new card). The video looks pretty good once I learned
> I must use the non-free repository for the video drivers. However I
> have this problem of the video spontaneously blanking out and will not
> return. When the video blanks out the screen is totally black and the
> monitor informs me that it is not connected. I have looked into the
> logs but I find nothing of value.

What are the other symptoms when the screen blacks out? E.g. does the
machine remain responsive via ssh, or at least responds to ping?

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

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