Bug#412228: xserver-xorg-video-ati: fails to start and nearly hangs machine

Brice Goglin Brice.Goglin at ens-lyon.org
Sat Feb 24 10:44:45 PST 2007

Hi Mario,

Please revert to the ati driver, start the X server, let it fail as
usual, log on the machine with ssh and send us the output of:
    /usr/share/bug/xserver-xorg-core/script 3>&1

Also, you could eventually try with the "radeon" driver instead of ati,
it makes a difference, sometimes.


Mario Frasca wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.6.3-2
> Severity: important
> I have no idea what to describe...  I'm used to start the machine with
> a graphical prompt (gdm).  if I use the ati Driver, the x server does
> not start, the machine becomes unresponsive and all I can do is go to an
> other machine, log remotely in, correct the Driver line to "fbdev", ...,
> then I did not understand if I have to wait (that gdm respawns the login)
> or if I have to kill the half started and totally unusable X server.
> the first time the fbdev driver starts up after ati it is also not usable,
> but I bet this to be caused by problems left by the ati driver...
> this problem appeared after a new install.  on the same machine but with
> an other hard disk I was using the ati driver...  after the reinstallation
> (first days of january) I could not use ati any more and had to go back
> to fbdev (where bug 327497 had luckly been solved...)
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 4.0
>   APT prefers proposed-updates
>   APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
> Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-powerpc
> Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Versions of packages xserver-xorg-video-ati depends on:
> ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
> ii  xserver-xorg-core           2:1.1.1-18   X.Org X server -- core server
> xserver-xorg-video-ati recommends no packages.
> -- no debconf information

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