Bug#905395: xserver-xorg-video-ati: only mouse cursor is visible and movable, distorted screen, restarting monitor on RV630

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Mon Aug 6 09:07:58 UTC 2018

On 2018-08-04 05:23 AM, Martin Kovařík wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:18.0.1-1+b1
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
> Dear Maintainer,
>  the system is usable only in Wayland. Login menu is all right too.
> But
>  in case I run gnome xorg environment  is displayed distorted screen. First at
> the boot I shortly see some random rest of framebuffer?? of last gnome session,
> after while is displayed normal screen of my gnome desktop but keyboard is in
> non reaction state, mouse cursor is more or less movable bat non interactive.
> During start of gnome several times the monitor is restarted.
> In  case I run gnome metacity the system is interactive but screen is cover of
> some partly transparent layer in segmented triangle patern. Running some
> application from menu seem not influented by the transparent layer
> The problem occur after recent actualization of xserver-xorg.

This should be fixed in upstream xf86-video-ati Git master. In the
meantime, you should be able to avoid the problem with

	Option	"AccelMethod"	"EXA"

in /etc/X11/xorg.conf .

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