Bug#420756: xserver-xorg-video-ati: [ati/radeon] Freezes system if inactive

David Martínez Moreno ender at debian.org
Tue Apr 24 09:07:38 PDT 2007

El martes, 24 de abril de 2007, Christopher Roussel escribió:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.6.3-2
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> I have been having a problem that if I leave my system running idle for
> over 30 minutes (best guess), it hangs completely.  I have attempted to
> tracew it back and believe the problem may be with the Radeon Power
> Management trying to turn off my monitor.  When I return to the machine,
> it has a blank screen and will not wake up or allow me to switch to a
> console.  I've tried accessing it from other machines via ssh, but it
> does not respond.  It aslo does not respond to pings.  I have an ATI
> RV380 [Radeon X600] card and use the free ati driver for it.  Attached
> is my Xorg log.

	You can see if DPMS is the culprit by disabling it and testing:

From xorg.conf manpage:

       Option "DPMS"  "bool"
              This option controls whether the server should enable the DPMS 
extension for power management for this screen.  The default is to enable the  

	(this is for Section screen)

	Best regards,

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