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severity 355206 normal
retitle 355206 [ati/radeon] Detects non-existent secondary monitor with Radeon 9100, causes single monitor to be treated as secondary (MergedFB enabled when it shouldn't be, can't switch to lower resolutions)
merge 353367 355206

On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 14:31 +0000, Matthew T. Atkinson wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 14:13 +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > You're welcome, thanks for verifying. I'd like to merge these bugs, but
> > I'm not sure which severity is more appropriate, opinions?
> IMHO, on account of there being a workaround, I think normal priority is
> more appropriate.  I had not noticed earlier, but now it seems right to
> downgrade it because there is a fix of sorts available.

Okay, downgrading severity, setting better title and merging.

> I seem to remember seeing a patch for Xorg, on their bug tracking
> system, which I imagine will get in at some point.  

If you mean https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5623#c3 , as
the next comment indicates, that reverts a different fix, so it won't be
merged upstream as-is.

> At least until then this workaround will suffice.  Perhaps some note to 
> R200 owners could be put into the Debian package to warn then (via Debconf, 
> I was thinking, if they select the ati or radeon driver)?  [ I'm not 
> familiar with the packaging policy but if that was possible before the 
> bug is fixed, it may be of use. ]

I'm not sure this issue alone warrants anything like that, but as
there's a number of regressions in the radeon driver compared to 6.8,
something along those lines pointing to all the known regressions and
how they're being worked on might be nice.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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