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 <email@example.com> writes:
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) / 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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