Q re /usr/share/hwdata files

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Apr 3 22:29:57 PDT 2008

On Friday 04 April 2008, Gene Heskett wrote:
>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?

I must have been, your question prompted me to remove the hd from radeonhd in 
the .conf, stop x and type 'startx'.  I'm running on it now, but tvtime and 
such is still dead.  glxinfo says dri is still foobar too.  And, TBT, I can't 
see any difference in how the two different drivers are actually working.  
glxgears still says about 350.  I'll save this and see if I have a tty1 when 
I quit X now, brb.

Short answer, no.  But this was not a restart from a good screen either, which 
may make this test moot.

Cheers, Gene
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