radeonhd blank screens

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Dec 7 21:46:00 PST 2009

On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 12:14:48AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 07 December 2009, Daniel Stone wrote:
> >And does the problem occur with the radeon (not radeonhd) driver?
> I have not checked recently Daniel.  The last time I did check, it was ok, 
> but radeon was refreshing the screen really slowly, making it difficult to 
> scroll in FF and similar apps.  I believe the ati module makes that choice, 
> but let me check the log, brb.
> Hmmm, brb was a rather optimistic statement.  Switching /etc/X11/xorg.conf to 
> define the radeon driver instead of the radeonhd results in an x server crash 
> and no video from either output on the card, and is not recoverable with a 
> ctl-alt-bsp.  ctl-alt-del gets me a boatload of dirty inodes cleaned up 
> messages on the reboot too.   And once I had to use the hdwe reset to reboot 
> it, I tried it several times with the same no signal to the monitor results, 
> I'd guess at less than 500 milliseconds after I hit the return on  a startx.
> So I am back on the radeonhd driver and things are hopefully back to as 
> normal as they usually are.
> Is this helpful?

That's obviously quite bad ... if you can file a bug, I'm sure Alex will
get it fixed.

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