Bug#392915: xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver freezes system when starting

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Sat Oct 14 05:23:48 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 08:58 +0200, marc.poulhies at imag.fr wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.6.3-1
> Severity: grave
> When starting xserver, screen is blank (black) and the systems is frozen (SysRq not working).
> 'vesa' drivers works but is really slow...
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QL [Radeon 8500 LE]

And this doesn't happen with version 6.6.2? If so, it would be great if
you could try isolating the upstream change that causes it with

> 	Load	"dri"

Does it also happen if you don't enable the DRI?

> (**) Ignoring ABI Version

This is generally a bad idea, although it shouldn't cause trouble in
this case in theory.

> (II) RADEON(0): I2C bus "DDC" initialized.
> (II) RADEON(0): Legacy BIOS detected
> (II) RADEON(0): Connector0: DDCType-2, DACType-1, TMDSType-0, ConnectorType-3
> (II) RADEON(0): Connector1: DDCType-3, DACType-0, TMDSType--1, ConnectorType-2
> (II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
> (II) RADEON(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
> (II) RADEON(0): DDC Type: 2, Detected Type: 3
> ---8<---8<---8<---8<---8<

That's an odd place for the log to stop... Can you not even log in
remotely or ping the machine at this point? If so, can you try
re-mounting the filesystem that contains the log file with -o sync
before starting the X server and see if you get any more output then?

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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