Q re /usr/share/hwdata files

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Apr 3 21:54:58 PDT 2008

On Thursday 03 April 2008, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 01:52:26PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I note, in mucking around in the yumex database, that there is no
>> radeonhd.xinf file in xorg-x11-drv-ati or in  xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd.
>That would be a distribution issue, not an xorg one.

Oh?  You are saying there is one if I build from src?

>> I'm attempting to see if I can figure out how to restore my tty1 console
>> when I exit x.  As it is, the video totally stops and the monitor shuts
>> down when I exit x now.  No consoles are available of the 6 default ones.
>> The only action I tried so far is to blindly type reboot, or the vulcan
>> nerve pinch on ctl-alt-del.  It may be possible to re-'startx', and I will
>> try that the next time I reboot.
>And that sounds like radeonhd failing to reprogram the mode correctly on
>exit, which you're not going to solve with any number of configuration
>files. Have you tried radeon, to see whether it's a general bug or one
>specific to a driver?

Once, x refused to start.  It is installed.  Was I miss-configured?


Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Stult's Report:
	Our problems are mostly behind us.  What we have to do now is
	fight the solutions.

More information about the xorg mailing list