radeonhd blank screens

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Dec 7 22:01:04 PST 2009

On Tuesday 08 December 2009, Daniel Stone wrote:
>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.

I may well do that, but first I have got to get this system up to F12 since 
they are not going to fix the openssl exploit for F10 and I have some banking 
to do.  If after I get it up to F12, I still have the problem, yes.

 And I'm having drive partitioning problems, it won't let me set the drive up 
the way I want it, fedora seems bound and determined to shove LVM down our 
throats regardless of how many times we document that LVM might be cute, but 
it has a failure rate 20x that of std ext3 filesystems.  In the meantime the 
'hd' version is tolerable and reasonably snappy.

Thanks for the interest Daniel.

Cheers, Gene
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