Bug 446398 - (dexter) new radeon driver shuts down monitor
new radeon driver shuts down monitor
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-14 09:50 EDT by Sandu Adrian
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:29:42 EDT
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The log I get with the new Xorg and radeon server ( not working ! Monitor shuts down. ) (37.72 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-19 06:21 EDT, Sandu Adrian
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log from the working Xorg and radeon driver I use from fc7 ( GDM loads and works ok at 1280x1024@75 ) (61.07 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-19 06:23 EDT, Sandu Adrian
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xorg.conf file I use for both working and non-working versions. (1.24 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-19 06:24 EDT, Sandu Adrian
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Description Sandu Adrian 2008-05-14 09:50:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a toshiba satellite pro a60 which doesn't have the lcd monitor. I broke it. So it's kinda' more of a desktop now. It has a ati mobility radeon 7000 igp with 64 Mb ram. So I bought a new lcd monitor ( horizon 9005L; refresh rates H: 30-80; V: 55-75; Max resolution 1280x1024) which is connected to the external vga port ofcourse. My problem started when fedora 8 ( don't know exactly which radeon update version ) stopped starting the monitor ! so I had to start using vesa or the older version. I'm doing the same thing now, I'm using the initial driver in f8/f7 ( both work ok ). Vesa works just as great at 1024x768 but I want the radeon driver, the new one. When X should start the monitor just shuts down ! And it's not a refresh issue because I've put in the values in the conf file and it does the same thing and the monitor doesn't yell "out of range" thingy. F7 radeon driver works with xorg.conf but f9 radeon driver doesn't work with the same xorg file ! In both cases ( f7/f9 vesa works with the same file ). So I'm kinda lost. I want this computer to work because it has some horse power and I don't want to just throw it away .. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use f9 default driver with radeon driver ( doesn't work )
2. use rpm of old xorg+ati driver in f7 or f8 initial ( works )
3. switch back ( doesn't work )

Actual Results:
exactly what I expected .. the monitor just shuts down and enters suspend mode .. 

Expected Results:
monitor to show gdm or kdm or something so I can actually use it !

Additional info:
Laptop: Toshiba satellite pro a60 ( doesn't have a lcd connected anymore )
Monitor: Horizon 9005L refresh rates: H 30-80; V: 55-75
Comment 1 Dave Airlie 2008-05-18 20:24:27 EDT
can you attach a log file from a working and non-working xorg?


Comment 2 Sandu Adrian 2008-05-19 06:21:52 EDT
Created attachment 305919 [details]
The log I get with the new Xorg and radeon server ( not working !  Monitor shuts down. )

To use the new Xorg and radeon drivers I lunch the console and do a yum update
so I get the new drivers and Xorg server.
Comment 3 Sandu Adrian 2008-05-19 06:23:25 EDT
Created attachment 305920 [details]
log from the working Xorg and radeon driver I use from fc7 ( GDM loads and works ok at 1280x1024@75 )

I started getting some rpms from fc 7 and their dependencies so when I want to
use the old driver I just go to the dir I saved them and do rpm -iUvh --force
--nodeps *.rpm ( I only have the files I need for the radeon driver there ).
Comment 4 Sandu Adrian 2008-05-19 06:24:14 EDT
Created attachment 305921 [details]
xorg.conf file I use for both working and non-working versions.

xorg.conf file remains the same on both xorg versions.
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