Bug#518782: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: incorrect vertical frequency detected for RS482 chipset graphics - blank screen
Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Thomas Richter <email@example.com> [090308 17:32]:
>> The xserver radeon package leaves a completely unusable screen on the Hewlett-Packard "BW-PC"s; since
>> this is a popular machine ordered in masses by the district of Baden-Württemberg in Germany for all
>> public institutions, this renders Debian lenny unusable for a large user class, including universities
>> and student pools.
> I guess this is a duplicate of http://bugs.debian.org/508999, because
> I reported this for one of the last but one round of BWPCs (back when
> they were HP), too.
> With the patch in
> those work for me. (At least frequencies work. Some other things are
> complaining about those Xpress 200 cards, but with disabling enough
> acceleration it works).
>> Interestingly, the driver reports that a LVDS type of connector is in use, though this is a desktop
>> (HP dc5750 Microtower), not a laptop, and the monitor is connected via DVI, not LVDS.
> The experimental version is better in naming this, sadly in my
> experience adds some other problems instead, though.
If you just want a recent radeon driver without everything else from
experimental, look at