X hangs with blank screen on GDM with Xorg Radeon exa

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Tue May 19 23:09:35 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 03:35 -0400, Paul Jones wrote:
> Hi everyone, I'm using an ATI Radeon X1650 8x AGP card with a Pentium 4 
> board. When gdm is about to start X, I get a blank screen and  a totally 
> unresponsive computer, no ctrl-alt-backspace or anything, and the 
> monitor turns off because it is receiving no input. I need to hard reboot.
> I just started using this new ASRock motherboard because the usb ports 
> on my old motherboard were shot, but the 3D acceleration did work on the 
> old motherboard.
> Everything works fine when I boot with DRI disabled. These problems only 
> occur when I try 3D.
> I've tried several things, like switching between XXA and EXA, forcing 
> PCI mode, bypassing gdm and typing X in a virtual terminal, adding no 
> options to the device section, none of it makes a difference.

Can you provide log files from trying with either of

	Option	"BusType" "PCI"
	Option	"AGPMode" "4"

? (Please attach the files directly to your post rather than referencing
a pastebin site)

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Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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