Bug#699345: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Xorg crashes with black/white screen since wheezy update to 6.14.4-6

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Wed Jan 30 06:24:50 PST 2013

On Mit, 2013-01-30 at 14:48 +0100, Christian Stoller wrote: 
> since the update of the free radeon driver from version 6.14.4-5 to
> 6.14.4-6 Xorg refuses to start.


> Just downgrading the –ati and –radeon package again to -5, everything
> is working fine.

From the log file:

> [   994.753] (--) PCI:*(0:0:1:0) 1002:9649:144d:c625 rev 0, Mem @ 0xa0000000/268435456, 0xfeb00000/262144, I/O @ 0x0000f000/256
> [    30.068] (--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "SUMO" (ChipID = 0x9649)

6.14.4-5 doesn't support your Radeon GPU, so you're using the generic
driver from xserver-xorg-video-fbdev in that case. 
I suspect your kernel is missing upstream fixes for your GPU.

Meanwhile, Option "NoAccel" should allow you to use at least the basic
display related features of xserver-xorg-video-radeon.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                   http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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