Xorg & ATi/Radeon drivers on 7.0-STABLE?

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Tue Mar 25 16:43:52 PDT 2008

--On March 25, 2008 7:35:51 PM +0100 C Verboom <cory.vm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just new here, so if this has been dealt with before, pls excuse me.
> I've seen only a few posts dealing w/ ATi drivers ("ati" and "radeon") on
> v7.0-STABLE and Xorg, and together with my own experience I'm inclined to
> suspect there's something wrong with this combo. Or "wrong"... it may
> need special attention, but I lack the knowledge to prove or find a
> definitive answer, and you ppl here might.
> For a while I've been running 6.2-STABLE w/ Xorg on a Dell Latitude C610.
> Worked nicely @ 1400x1050, no problems.
> A few days ago I've performed a fresh install of 7.0-STABLE. The install
> was done for User/X-User, nothing (cvs, ports, etc) has been added or
> modified apart from network settings to be able to ssh/scp.
> The problem: there's no way that I can get a decent graphics resolution
> like I was used to. The only one xorg.conf setting that resulted in
> stable graphics was 'Driver "vga"' and 'Mode "640x480"'.

Try the new radeonhd driver.

If that doesn't work, post the relevant portion of your Xorg.log file 
and/or dmesg.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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