Bug 468296 - videocard goes to strange mode (works well with radeonhd)
videocard goes to strange mode (works well with radeonhd)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-23 18:42 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:25 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:46:39 EDT
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xorg.conf (841 bytes, text/plain)
2008-10-24 11:11 EDT, Need Real Name
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log (61.22 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-24 11:18 EDT, Need Real Name
no flags Details
without xorg.conf (18.54 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-24 11:25 EDT, Need Real Name
no flags Details
radeonhd (44.37 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-25 09:47 EDT, Need Real Name
no flags Details

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Description Need Real Name 2008-10-23 18:42:06 EDT
I have Radeon HD 3300 on ASUS M3A78-T

(--) PCI:*(0@1:5:0) ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3300 Graphics rev 0, Mem @ 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xfe9f0000/65536, 0xfe800000/1048576, I/O @ 0x0000d000/256

when I start X it is working OK in expected 1280x1024 mode, 24 color depth.
everything is OK.

But when I change screen mode 
by using either Alt-Ctl-+ or 
Alt-Ctl-F2 and then back Alt-Ctl-F7
the videocard goes to a very strange mode with blurry screen
and colordepth about 8bit or less.

There is no way to get it working again except doing
Ctl-Alt-backspace and start X over.

very annoying. I cannot switch to console without breaking X.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-10-24 10:55:19 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2008-10-24 11:11:11 EDT
Created attachment 321422 [details]
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2008-10-24 11:15:34 EDT
motherboard & videocard specification

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2008-10-24 11:18:44 EDT
Created attachment 321423 [details]
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2008-10-24 11:20:21 EDT
The Xorg.0.log was obtained as:
I started X (everything is OK) then types 
Alt-Ctl-+ several times to change screen mode.
After first mode switch the screen became barely readable.
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2008-10-24 11:25:19 EDT
Created attachment 321424 [details]
without xorg.conf

without xorg.conf file the X server does not start at all.
Fails with 
Fatal server error:
no screens found
Xorg.0.log attached.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2008-10-24 11:45:57 EDT
If in autogenerated xorg.conf I replace
Driver  "ati"
Driver  "vesa"
it starts working and shows the described problem.
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2008-10-25 09:45:25 EDT
After I installed 
and replaced 
Driver  "vesa"
Driver  "radeonhd"

the card started working OK when switching resolution.
The ati driver does not work at all.
Comment 9 Need Real Name 2008-10-25 09:47:34 EDT
Created attachment 321504 [details]

The radeonhd driver, which I installed manually,
looks to be working OK.
Autodetected vesa & ati have problems.
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