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Re: Fwd: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro blacks out, unrecoverable

On Fre, 2012-03-16 at 16:52 -0800, Kristen R wrote: 
> On 03/15/2012 11:44 PM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Don, 2012-03-15 at 12:33 -0800, Kristen R wrote: 
> >>
> >> Your requested files can be found at ftp://atmyhome.org/kristen
> > 
> > BTW, any particular reason why you have acpid installed? There's no ACPI
> > on PowerMacs.
> I had installed some power management software seeking the ability to
> hibernate or suspend this box when inactive. I like those feature found
> on OS X 10.5 and use them. As it is under Debian when I click the log
> out icon on the Xfce panel I can either: Log Out, Restart, or Shut Down.
> The Suspend and Hibernate choices have no effect.

Yeah, I'm afraid this won't be possible without extending / fixing the
radeonfb / radeon kernel drivers.

> The settings I chose in the power management settings fail to suspend
> the monitor or computer after a period of inactivity.

It should definitely be possible to put the monitor into power saving.

> I have removed the apmd, and apcid package installations. I also removed
> any packages which seemed to me to try and control fan speeds, cpu
> speeds, and lm sensors as well. Since the PPC doesn't incorporate any of
> these I am aware of.

Actually, cpufreq should be supported, and so might be lm sensors,
though there might not be any interesting hardware sensors in your

> I have just posted new files; Xorg.0.log.1 and dmesg.1 to
> ftp://atmyhome.org/kristen
> These files are subsequent and results of the package activity listed
> above.

Did you capture the Xorg.0.log.1 file after the monitor blacked out?
There's no 'disable FP1' line at the end of it, so that theory might be

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

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