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Bug#441181: xserver-xorg-video-ati: does not detect monitor

On 17/09/2007, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/17/07, Michal Suchanek <hramrach@centrum.cz> wrote:
> > On 15/09/2007, Michal Suchanek <hramrach@centrum.cz> wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > Tried to add the default modes from the old driver as modelines, and
> > with the 6.7 from experimental it works. The driver rejects the larger
> > modes because they are too large for virtual size.
> >
> > However, on the very system where it fixes the mode selection it
> > caused a lockup.
> >
> > 01:00.1 0380: 1002:5940 (rev 01)
> >
> > Radeon 9250 (reported as Radeon 9200 PRO) rv280
> >
> > Should I file a different bug about the lockups or is there one among
> > the zillions of Radeon bugs already?
> First make sure you are using the latest bits from ati git, then if
> you still have lockups, check bugzilla (https://bugs.freedesktop.org)
> for similar bugs and possibly file a new bug.  What sort of lock up
> (3D related, blank screen, etc.)?

It was already referenced earlier, I first experienced it with the
ubuntu build of the 6.6.193 and 6.7.192 ati drivers.

Usually the mouse stays movable (sometimes not), some minor screen
corruption appears (sometimes not), the picture no longer updates (or
the corruption keeps spreading), and keyboard stops working. Sometimes
stuff like power button works. Sometimes it does not but it might be
that there is nothing configured on it when booting from the livecd.

Most often it happens while running Firefox but once I saw it while
running a terminal with aptitude under gnome.



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