Re: No console from X
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 14:15:52 -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 11:45:35PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 10:26:00 -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
> > > On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 08:28:42PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > > > On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 20:26:50 -1000, Joel Roth wrote:
> > > > > I'm running a recent Toshiba laptop. The black screen chvt 1
> > > > > problem hits when I use an external monitor.
> > > > >
> > > > > With the built-in monitor the switching occurs just fine.
> > > FWIW it's a Toshiba L305D-S5890.
> > >
> > > I get an external monitor to work by booting with the cable
> > > plugged into my RGB connector.
> > > $ sudo modprobe -v radeonfb
> > > insmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/kernel/drivers/i2c/algos/i2c-algo-bit.ko
> > > insmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/kernel/drivers/video/fb_ddc.ko
> > > insmod /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/kernel/drivers/video/aty/radeonfb.ko
> > >
> > > lsmod | grep radeon
> > >
> > > radeonfb 91680 0
> > > fb_ddc 2080 1 radeonfb
> > > i2c_algo_bit 5188 1 radeonfb
> > > i2c_core 19828 4 radeonfb,fb_ddc,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_piix4
> > But still no luck with switching to the console, I assume?
> I still have to test this with an external monitor.
> > > > Did you ever try using the "radeonhd" driver for xorg?
> > >
> > > No, not yet. Would that be using 'dbkg-reconfigure xserver-org' ??
> > You can just edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf, replace "radeon" or "ati"
> > with "radeonhd" and restart X. (The package xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
> > has to be installed.)
> I just updated many xorg packages to get xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
> Look how simple xorg.conf has become!!
> And not obvious where to configure for radeonhd.
> # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
You can add to this section, e.g.:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "AccelMethod" "default"
You can try other options mentioned in "man radeonhd"; you can also
go back to the "radeon" driver and experiment options from its manpage.
It would also be interesting if switching to the "vesa" driver restores
The radeonhd driver seems to support RandR; you can experiment with that
according to "man xrandr".
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer