Bug#479986: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Same colors problem with a Radeon 9600 Mac&PC

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 11:15:48 PDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Jean-Pierre Stierlin <chombier at free.fr> wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.9.0-1+lenny4
> Followup-For: Bug #479986
> I recently attempted to install debian on a dual G5 2x2GHz with a retail Radeon 9600 Mac & PC 256MB AGP card, and the video colors a corrupted.
> Taking a snapshot doesn't show the problem, but I posted a picture of the screen with the default debian background at this location:
> <http://chombier.free.fr/download/DSC00037.JPG>
> Note: I had to install an extension named "ATI Rom Xtender" into MacOSX on this same computer with this card to have a correct display, otherwise, I had the same garbage in MacOSX as I have now in
> gnome.
> It seems that this extension replaces parts of the native driver in the card ROM, to fix some problems, without it, the screen resolution can't be changed, the colors are damaged, and the computer
> won't go to sleep. Maybe this "ROM patch" has not been taken in accound in the xorg radeon driver for this specific card ?
> Let me know if you need anything more about my configuration.

According to your log this card has a PC bios. Does the mac firmware
light up the card during boot (ie.e, does the firmware bootup sequence
show up on the screen)?  If not, the chip is probably not initialized


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