Problem with an ATI x2900 video adapter
Michael D. Norwick
mnorwick at centurytel.net
Sun Apr 10 13:08:25 UTC 2011
On 04/10/11 06:44, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Apr 2011, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
>> surprised this afternoon when, while the installation of gnome2 was
>> working, I think it was building GCC 4.4 and friends, the HP 2010i
>> LCD monitor I use on the machine appeared to lose the input to its
>> DVI port. The HD activity light was still flickering so I let it
>> continue and waited a hour or so for it to quit indicating activity
>> before I pressed the reset button.
> Sounds like the video card went into power save. Pressing a shift key
> might have brought it back.
>> I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this or, if a PR
>> is necessary against the Xorg radeon driver.
> It's not clear whether you were running in the console or X. If X
> wasn't even installed yet, the radeon driver could not have been at
Yes, Xorg was running with gdm and gnome2. I was building packages from
ports in a gterm.
No, no combination of Shift-Fn or <Meta-key>-Fn did anything. The
keyboard was active as the Caps-Lock and Num-Lock lights worked.
The monitor power save features are disabled.
I wonder if the Linux Catalyst Control Center app. from ATI would work
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