xf86-video-ati, problem on notebook Dell Vostro 1000 (linux x86_64)

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 02:14:11 PDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Alexei Babich <a.babich at rez.ru> wrote:
> Hello, all.
> Yesterday I install and ran Xorg (1.4.2) on linux x86_64, Dell Vostro 1000 with driver xf86-video-ati(version 4.3.0, compiled for Video-chip is detected as 'ATI Radeon Xpress 200 5974 (PCIE)'. Notebook have 15.4" TFT panel (AU                Optronics, I think) and VGA analog output.
> xorg.conf created by X -configure.
> When I run X, picture on TFT is flickering (sorry for my bad english: picture looks like if every even frame is outputed with 2 sm offset to the left, and every odd one is outputed its normal way. It looks like the loss of synchronization).
> After that, I insert into xorg.conf modeline (calculated by gtf) with direct instructions about width*height of panel (1280x800_60.00), and also I define option PanelSize as 1280x800, but X-server ignores both (as I see in Xorg.log).
> When I look into Xorg.log, I see this:

You need a newer release of -ati driver for that card.

Try getting 6.9.0 or -git.


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