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Re: Testing Gnome3 Radeon OS complete system freeze

2011/11/10 Joost Kraaijeveld <J.Kraaijeveld@askesis.nl>:
> Hi Javier,
> Thanks for responding.
> On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 19:36 +0100, Javier Silva wrote:
>> 2011/11/10 Joost Kraaijeveld <J.Kraaijeveld@askesis.nl>:
>> Before upgrade to Gnome3 and radeon opensource driver...
>> what driver you had installed?
> The closed source driver from AMD latest version (10.10)

closed source driver from AMD had retired from repositories!!!

open source radeon driver is xserver-xorg-video-radeon and need

the radeon driver uses KMS, notes from driver:

xserver-xorg-video-radeon (1:6.12.192-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Starting with this version, the radeon driver enables kernel mode setting
    (KMS) by default.  This comes with a framebuffer driver which enables
    native resolution on the console.  KMS also allows faster VT switching
    and mode changes.

    Enabling KMS may break X.org drivers that are not KMS-ready, for instance
    radeonhd or vesa.

    In case of trouble KMS can be disabled with the 'nomodeset' kernel
    command line parameter, or by editing /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf.

install driver and disable KMS.

>> which graphics card is installed (radeon model)?
> ATI Technologies Inc RV670 AGP [Radeon HD 3850]
>> how many monitors are installed?
> 2 monitors
>> does de following commands:
>> * disable GDM to no start -- update-rc.d -f gdm3 disable
>> * start a computer and login in console with a normal user
>> * type 'startx'
> Is the purpose to see if the problem persist even after not loading
> gnome, as to find if if it is a driver problem?
>> CTRL+ALT+F1 works?
> After starting x without GDM?
> --
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> Joost Kraaijeveld
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