Xorg & ATi/Radeon drivers on 7.0-STABLE?

Eduardo Morras emorras at s21sec.com
Wed Mar 26 01:51:40 PDT 2008

At 19:35 25/03/2008, C Verboom 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"'.
>For the last 2 days (with the help of numerous Ati and Xorg-related posts on
>the net and c/p from my old xorg.conf) I've been trying to apply any
>reasonable setting using the "ati" and "radeon" drivers, only to see a
>blurred screen: HorizSync and/or VertSync way off, flickering and scrolling
>bars. No visible diff in the blurr w/ modified sync numbers, but no hang-ups
>as others seem to have stumbled upon: I can always kill the server w/
>C-A-BS. Sometimes something seemed to happen (KDE starting? I never waited
>long before I killed the server...) as I did see a partial light-colored
>change in the blurr.
>Comparing the log of my old setup (I've put the image back twice over to
>check), there's a few -in my little experience- important differences with
>output of drivers and modules, or at least the way things such as capacities
>and capabilities are displayed, so under the hood there's so much changes
>that I cannot reasonably grasp what exactly is different and in what way...
>for which I apologize, but I'm bold enough to suspect..
>So: is the problem with me or with the new ... (drivers, modules, ???)

I had similar problems with non-standard monitor sizes. My monitor 
supports 1440x900 and have those strange flckers when try that mode. 
All works fine when i switch on the DDC option and disabled the Horiz 
and Vertical Sync Hz.


>Greetings, biped!
>  (c)ory
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