Bug#413463: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Crash on start with radeon driver

Brice Goglin Brice.Goglin at ens-lyon.org
Wed Mar 28 14:48:18 PDT 2007

forwarded 413463 https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10442
thank you

Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> I have reproduced the crash with version 6.6.191-1, but I also figured
> out what setting caused the crash:
>     Option "MergedFB" "false"
> The above option seems to be the culprit, as removing it from xorg.conf
> lets me start X as usual.

Looks like https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10442
    Option "MergedFB" off leads to segfault
It has been reported this morning.

> The reason I added this option in the first place is because otherwise I
> have no working Xv for video. (Only a black area where the video should
> be).
> I'm using a card with both VGA and DVI using a TFT monitor connected to
> the VGA port. It seems like X fails to detect that I'm only using one
> monitor, and thus gives me no Xv for the VGA port. I tried to fix this
> by specifically setting "MonitorLayout" "NONE, TDMS" but it also seems
> like my TFT monitor is detected as a CRT, as I needed to specify "NONE,
> CRT", otherwise I only get a black screen.
> Should I file a separate bug about this?

Let's see what happens in this upstream bug first. We are close to the
6.7 release of the ATI driver, it's a good time to get such bugs fixed.
If you basically copy-paste all what you said above in the upstream bug,
they might tell you to file another bug, we'll see. Of course, feel free
to provide even more details, and to tell them to fix this bug before
releasing 6.7 :)


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