Problems with xf86-video-ati-6.7.195 - colours lost.

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Thu Nov 15 20:52:41 PST 2007

On Nov 11, 2007 9:15 AM, Halim Issa <yallaone at> wrote:
> I was recommended to repost this problem to this list. I was initially under
> the (incorrect) impression that this was for developers only. Sorry for the
> cross-post.
> Hello,
> I recently upgraded to the ati driver 6.7.195 on a Linux-system running kernel
> and KDE 3.5.8. Distribution: Slackware (-current) on an HP Compaq
> nc4000 laptop with ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M].
> X.Org X Server 1.4.0
> The Problem: The system appears to have only 16 colours, so that the display
> looks as if I took a grey filter and put in front of the screen.
> In console mode (Ctrl-Alt-F6) colours etc are both sharp and fine all the
> time.
> The Quirk: If I hold the "closed-laptop-lid"-detection button down when X
> starts, it comes up with correct colour-settings as it should. However, when
> I switch virtual terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F6 and back) it goes back to the bleak
> colours.
> I have tried this on multiple kernels with the same problem. Also, since it
> sometimes works (with the laptop-lid-workaround described above), I suspect
> it's not a config problem. The previous driver I ran, 6.6.192 worked just
> fine.
> Unfortunately I am quite new at this, so I have included as much information
> as possible attached, namely the Xorg.0.log, the xorg.conf and output from
> xdpyinfo.
> If anyone could kindly point me in the right direction where a solution or
> workaround might be documented I would greatly appreciate it. Please let me
> know if the attached information is in any way insufficient and I'll promptly
> send more relevant information.

Can you try again with 6.7.196 or ati git master?


More information about the xorg-driver-ati mailing list