Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 254821
White screen when using xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.191-1.fc8@i386
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:14 EST
Description of problem:
Screen turns white, cloudy sort of.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the above rpm, reboot or restart X-server
Reverting to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.3-4.fc7@i386 returns functionality
Deleting xorg.conf does not help
Tried Option "AGPMode" "1" without result.
X seems to work behind the clouds, and it is possible to switch to console.
Dell Inspiron 8600C laptop with ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600
M10]. 1920x1200 resolution,
Created attachment 172881 [details]
can you give the 6.7.191-2 rpm a spin?
it'll be in rawhide soon..
I updated my i386 rawhide box and also experience this with a Radeon 9200
PRO[RV280]. The 6.7.191-1 and 6.7.191-2(mentioned above) rpm's but both exhibit
the same behaviour.
reverting to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.3-4.fc8.i386.rpm returns the output to normal
for me aswell.
to the initial reported can you add a Virtual line to your xorg.conf to test?
example below it you can use 192
Virtual 1920 1200
Viewport 0 0
Tested 6.7.191-2 rpm and above settings. No difference.
Same with xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.192-1.fc8.i386.rpm
I thought I'd add that I built and installed the upstream version of the ati
driver that has been tagged as xf86-video-ati-6.7.193 and it reduced the overly
white/brightness of the output somewhat, but it still seems slightly too
white/bright compared to the output if I use org-x11-drv-ati-6.6.3-4.fc8.i386.rpm
Tried xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.193-1.fc8 Slightly darker clouded screen, but still
Stefan can you post a log with the added virtual line? it appears we are
attempting to use the scaler when we shouldn't .. also giving 6.7.194 a try from
Tim I think you have a different problem it's a different chipset so please file
your own bug... with Xorg.0.log ..
Sorry, can't do that, as I am trying another distro now. So I am no longer a
Sorry to hear it. Reopen this bug when you return ;-)