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Re: XFree 4.2.1 and Radeon 9000 hickups.

Interesting. I'm able to start XFree86 this way, but doing so causes
the keyboard and mouse to die. I had to shell into the box and kill
XFree86 to regain control. 


Michael Klemme <michael7@onlinehome.de> writes:

> Hallo!
> I use XFree 4.1.2 with a Radeon 9000 video card.
> I retrieved the beta packages 4.2.1-3 from Branden's repository. 
> I managed to get it run by setting
> 	ChipId	0x4242
> in the XF86Config-4. 
> I get a aceptable image at 1152x864 and 75 Hz.
> However, there are some things that are strange:
> 1.) After a while the PS/2 mouse starts to move errornously to the lower
>   left corner, random key press events occurr (such as past into
>   xterms - yacc!).
>   This seems not to be related to system load. The mouse has an
>   exclusive interupt, all unnecessary devises are switched off in the
>   BIOS. I tried three different mice, all with the same result.
> 2.) Setting NumLock disables all special window manager actions.
>   This used to work before 
>   I am still using fvwm1, and I will have to fix this in my configuration.
> 3.) When moving the mouse pressing ALT of Shift stops the mouse until
>   they are released.
> This is the head of the startup messages
> ----
> X: warning; process set to priority 0 instead of requested priority -10
> XFree86 Version 4.2.1 (Debian 4.2.1-3 20021019202935 blochedu@linda.rhrk.uni-kl.de) / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
> Release Date: 3 September 2002
> 	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
> 	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
> 	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.19 i686 [ELF] 
> ----
> scanpci output
> ----
> pci bus 0x0001 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1002 device 0x4966
>  ATI  Device unknown
>  CardVendor 0x174b card 0x7194 (Card unknown)
>   STATUS    0x02b0  COMMAND 0x0187
>   CLASS     0x03 0x00 0x00  REVISION 0x01
>   BIST      0x00  HEADER 0x00  LATENCY 0x40  CACHE 0x08
>   BASE0     0xd0000008  addr 0xd0000000  MEM PREFETCHABLE
>   BASE1     0x00009801  addr 0x00009800  I/O
>   BASE2     0xdfef0000  addr 0xdfef0000  MEM
>   BASEROM   0xdfec0000  addr 0xdfec0000  not-decode-enabled
>   MAX_LAT   0x00  MIN_GNT 0x08  INT_PIN 0x01  INT_LINE 0x0b
> ----
> Thanks for any help
>    Michael Klemme
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