radeonhd blank screens
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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