Screen blacked out - graphics driver issue

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at
Fri Oct 3 18:24:30 PDT 2008

Rich Dischler wrote:
> On a Commell LV-682 with an ATI RS690E :
> We sometimes see (right before the login screen for Red Hat 5.2) a black/blank
> screen.
> We must hit cntl+alt+backspace to get the X server to come alive.
> Also - At 1152x864, some people are seeing video jitters under their mouse
> pointers.
> from /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> (--) RADEON_TP(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon X1200" (ChipID = 0x791f)
> (WW) RADEON_TP(0): This is an unsupported tech-preview for RHEL5 of a
> driver for Radeon R500/R600 class cards. Please report any bugs in RH
> bugzilla.
> (WW) RADEON_TP(0): R500 support is under development. Please report any
> issues to xorg-driver-ati at

I can almost guarantee you that it's because your driver's on the oldish
side. Check RH's bugzilla and get support there; they'll know how to get
the newer driver to you guys.

~ C.

~ Corbin Simpson
<MostAwesomeDude at>

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