Bug#585909: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: Garbage on screen during initial boot if KMS enabled

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Tue Jun 15 00:29:30 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 13:08 -0700, Walter Landry wrote: 
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Version: 1:6.13.0-2
> Severity: important
> I upgraded this driver, and now when X starts during bootup I just get random
> garbage all over the screen.  If I switch to a virtual terminal, it is fine.  I
> can then restart gdm, and the screen comes up mostly fine.  The one problem is
> that my monitor connected via displayport does not work.  It is detected, but
> for some reason it does not get any commands.  It is just black, and goes to
> sleep.
> If I disable kernel mode setting in /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf, then X
> completely works again.


> Current Operating System: Linux dante 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Jan 10 22:40:40 UTC 2010 x86_64

Try a 2.6.32-4-amd64 or newer kernel.

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Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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