Bug#441181: xserver-xorg-video-ati: does not detect monitor
On 14/09/2007, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> Michal Suchanek wrote:
> > Detects and throws away part of the information would be more precise.
> > It gets the sync rates and calculates a mode that fits into these but
> > is larger than physical size.
> > It sort of works with 6.7.192 (in this setup it does not choose modes
> > larger than 1280x1024, probably just accidentally) but it crashes on
> > Radeon 9200, at least in Ubuntu.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-ati/+bug/139210
> The problem described there looks like some lockups I have been
> experiencing lately too. There is at least one interesting fix in
> upstream git master for this, it helped for me. I uploaded
> xserver-xorg-video-ati 6.7.192-4 yesterday with the current contents of
> upstream git, please try it.
Tried to install the experimental X on a Lenny live CD. Locked up
quite fast. Before I could report I tried it :)
Also I do not think these new drivers really fix the problem, they
just do not contain many of the built-in modes the old driver did.
Would have to test to be sure, though.