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Bug#422777: bug #422777 prematurely closed? [again]

Felix C. Stegerman wrote:
> I'm rather confused as to why this bug was closed.  The xcalloc patch
> didn't fix it [for me] and I've has no indication a[nother] solution
> was found.

If it isn't solved, then you might have had 2 problems in the beginning,
and only one of them got fixed in xserver-xorg-video-ati 6.6.19x.

But the thing is that MergedFB doesn't matter anymore now (it has
already been removed IIRC). Upstream developers released a new
largely-reworked driver with support for randr-1.2. It means that now
you can enable/disable/resize/move multiple outputs at runtime with
xrandr without configuring anything in xorg.conf (except from a Virtual
line to create a large virtual screen where outputs will be placed). See
http://bgoglin.livejournal.com/9846.html for some help.

There are no packages for this new ATI driver on powerpc yet. So it'd be
easier to build it manually. See
http://bgoglin.livejournal.com/10936.html and replace 'intel' with
'ati'. Once it is installed, move your xorg.conf away, the server should
be able to start without any config, and your old config would probably
confuse it.

Let me know if you need help.


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