Bug#565313: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: 16 bit colour on M64 gives green tinted screen

Adrian Davey ade at beth2.org
Mon Jan 18 06:00:33 PST 2010

On 15/1/2010, "Julien Cristau" <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:

>On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 08:59:22 -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Adrian Davey <adrian at beth2.org> wrote:
>> > Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
>> > Version: 1:6.12.4-2
>> > Severity: important
>> >
>> > Version 6.12.4-2 16-bit colour gives a green tint to the screen, slight fuzziness to the panel and overall very dim display. Tested on M64 with both LCD panel on laptop and on external VGA LCD Panel, same result.
>> > Changing to the console from X keeps the green dim display, making reading the text on a black background very hard indeed.
>> >
>> > There is no issue at 24-bit colour, however, at this depth I have don't have enough video RAM to allow acceleration, making it painfully slow to use, the main reason for using 16-bit.
>> >
>> > Version 6.12.3-1 16-bit colour works correctly.
>> >
>> I think this is an X server issue.  Are you using both driver versions
>> with the same xserver?
>That would be the upgrade from server 1.6.x to 1.7.x then.

Sorry I should have said xserver 1.6 plus 6.12.3-1 is fine
xserver 1.7 plus 6.12.4-2 is not good for 16bit colour.

I have not tried 6.12.3-1 on server 1.7 as there are conflicts in

# dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-radeon_1%3a6.12.3-1_amd64.deb
dpkg: warning: downgrading xserver-xorg-video-radeon from 1:6.12.4-2 to
dpkg: regarding xserver-xorg-video-radeon_1%3a6.12.3-1_amd64.deb
containing xserver-xorg-video-radeon:
 xserver-xorg-core conflicts with xserver-xorg-video-5
  xserver-xorg-video-radeon provides xserver-xorg-video-5 and is to be
dpkg: error processing xserver-xorg-video-radeon_1%3a6.12.3-1_amd64.deb
 conflicting packages - not installing xserver-xorg-video-radeon
Errors were encountered while processing:

Hope this helps,


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