Re: Re (2): Laptop with external display running X11.
> Two points. Given that the intention in Squeeze is for X to be
> configured automatically and given that this video hardware
> apparently needs firmware-linux-nonfree installation be automated?
> If so, failure of automatic installation of firmware-linux-nonfree
> is a bug.
now you have decided to install this - it usually installs with the free
xorg driver, so you must have caused the bug by installing the ati
non-free. It's tricky but working well, I've configured many pc's and
notebooks with ati
> Once the firmware is available, the second problem is that the X
> display is broken. To my naive thinking, appears that the automated
> setting for the display size doesn't match the hardware properly.
> Fixing it is another question.
Did you remove the xorg.conf now? Or what is there ... in /etc/X11?
Also did you ever look into he logs in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE