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

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Thu Oct 26 00:29:27 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-25 at 23:04 +0200, marc.poulhies at imag.fr wrote:
> Michel Dänzer <daenzer at debian.org> writes:
> > But it doesn't happen with version 6.6.2?
> I'm not sure exactly when it stops working...

That would be very helpful to know though. Please try older versions,
e.g. from http://snapshot.debian.net .

> Oct 25 22:53:26 arrakis kernel: [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
> Oct 25 22:53:26 arrakis kernel: [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
> Oct 25 22:53:26 arrakis kernel: [drm] writeback test failed
> The last line here is the last line in the log.  
> Is it possible that my hardware is damaged ? I find it strange that
> the microcode fails to load :/

It doesn't. Writeback is a minor performance optimization, the lack of
which should not affect operation of the X server.

If you suspect the hardware might be faulty, you could verify that with
another OS.

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