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Re: X/kernel compatibiity?



On Sat, 2010-10-30 at 05:23 +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:17:00 -0700, Ross wrote in message 
> <1288203420.19063.0.camel@corn.betterworld.us>:
> 
> > On Wed, 2010-10-27 at 18:43 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > > On 2010-10-26 22:13 +0200, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > > 
> > > > My amd64 system is basically running stable, including X, but I'm
> > > > running linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 and associated firmware for
> > > > reasons unrelated to X.
> > > >
> > > > After a recent upgrade, my monitor started behaving poorly (shrunk
> > > > vertically and flickering
> 
> ...horizontally by a coupla millimeters?
No, the shrinkage was vertical, maybe 5 mm on each side.
> ..I simply made a new modeline. ;o)
I have a minimalist xorg.conf; almost everything is autodetected.
Ross
> 
> > > > ), and I'm wondering if this could be
> > > > from an X vs kernel mismatch.
> > > 
> > > Unlikely unless you use kernel mode setting, but you could
> > > blacklist the radeon module.  Have you tried older kernels (perhaps
> > > a 2.6.32-3 kernel from snapshot.debian.org) yet?
> 
> ..or 2.6.36~"experimental" and ditto X, works nicely here.
> 9800Pro, X850XTPE and Mobility FireGL V5200, once I get time, 
> I'll set up my pile of 9250's to feed a FlightGear igloo. ;o)
>  
> > > Sven
> > > 
> > That's an excellent idea, that I unfortunately didn't think of.  I
> > sent the monitor off for repair. Ross
> 
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