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Re: xorg (fglrx, radeon, radeonhd, vesa) not working after upgrade

On 02 May 2009, Stefan Bellon wrote:
> Kelly Clowers wrote:
> > Just for fun, you might try purging and reinstalling
> > the drivers,  then see what kind of results you get
> > with this setup.
> Yes, you are right. Because of the fact that not even the vesa driver
> worked, I went that way and uninstalled all the fglrx related packages
> and installed a distribution kernel instead of my self-compiled one. It
> looks like having some of the fglrx packages installed is no longer
> tolerated even when using another driver. This was no problem in the
> past.
> But at least I now get a working X again with the radeonhd driver,
> which is a good thing!
> However, when starting googleearth, the whole machine freezes
> completely, which is a sad regression. It worked flawlessly with the
> fglrx driver.
> Does anybody have a working googleearth with radeon or radeonhd? (Not
> even mentioning something like enemy territory which worked with fglrx
> but does not start with the radeon* drivers).
> Greetings,
> Stefan
> -- 
> Stefan Bellon

Googleearth is working fine here. 

This is my xorg.conf

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"Xkbrules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"gb"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
#	Driver          "radeon"
Driver 		"ati"
#	 Driver          "radeonhd"
#       Option          "NoDDC"


Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "DontZap" "False"
	Option "blank time" "0"
 	Option "standby time" "0"
	Option "suspend time" "0"
	Option "off time" "0"

The ati driver seems to default to radeon.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
Microsoft-free zone - Using Debian GNU/Linux
http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews, 
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