Bug#725409: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: Non-displayable screen-modes during system startup

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Mon Oct 7 05:58:15 PDT 2013

On Sat, Oct  5, 2013 at 13:33:35 +0200, Andreas Glaeser wrote:

> At the moment I use the onboard graphics-solution ATI RS780 [Radeon HD 3200], as hardinfo
> tells me.
> The problem was mentioned already there:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=711941
> Now a new kernel-version was tried out, numbered 3.2.51, where the proprietary
> AMD-ATI-blob was not workable anymore, so I report this now separately in defense, so to
> speak.
> With some live-CD systems the effect is worse and does not only appear during
> boot-time and X-initialization, but there is no workable display at all.
> I tried the latest 3.10-kernel version from backports, which pulled in dracut and other
> stuff and was not workable at all. Now I probably really need to buy that
> graphics-card, I have on my wishlist, because a fix is not going arrive here soon.
> I tried to create an xorg.conf file and tried some things there, see below, but without
> any effect.
> From my experience I can tell, that when things are broken in X, one can spend an
> arbitrary amount of time trying to reconfigure the X-server, but no success at all emerges
> from that. 
I'm afraid I can't understand the above, so I don't know what you're
trying to say, sorry.

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