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Re: Radeon Mobility M6/LY problem

It took me a week to get Debian to work with my ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 
whenever I started X.  I finally changed the line in /etc/apt/sources.list so 
it would take the testing debs instead of the stable, did apt-get update, 
then apt-get x{whatever else they stuck on the name for x-common and standard 
or server}.  Once XFree86 was upgraded to 4.2.x, it worked fine.

I think this is one of the problems encountered due to the choice to upgrade 
slowly -- it can take a LONG time before Debian supports new hardware.  (I 
know my AIW Radeon is over a year old and it just isn't supported in Woody -- 
you have to go to testing or unstable to get it to work.)


On Saturday 04 January 2003 02:04 pm, Matt Casey wrote:
> Greetings,
> I recently purchased an hp pavilion xt345 laptop, which has an ATI
> Radeon Mobility M6 video card.  Following some things that I'd read
> online, I used the 'radeon' driver in my X configuration.  My problem is
> this: about 1/2 the time when I start X, something goes wrong and it
> appears as if some sort of refresh rate is incorrect.  It's clearly
> trying to display the correct thing, but it shows things out of place
> and 'shaking'.  If I switch to a terminal and back into X a few times,
> the problem goes away (until I switch back to a terminal again).
>  Sometimes X starts up fine.  The same problems happen when I use
> radeon-fb.  Any ideas on what could be wrong?
> I would think that it has to do with the refresh rates in my X config
> file, but I don't understand why it would work fine half the time, in
> that case.
> Please CC me in any replies.
> Thanks!
> --Matt

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