[Xorg] V_BIOS Radeon problem

stefano at cdh.it stefano at cdh.it
Thu Aug 5 04:17:48 PDT 2004

Hope not an already answered question:

I've added a Radeon 7000 PCI into my desktop system and I have this 
strange behavior: first time I boot the computer Xorg starts correctly 
in both video cards, using them both. If i logout and relog it only 
finds the other video card. I've to reset the computer in order to let 
Xorg to reuse that Radeon.

this is the difference between the two Xorg startup log:

< (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Aug  4 15:37:48 2004
 > (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Aug  4 15:35:58 2004
< (II) RADEON(1): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset 
is 0x0000
 > (II) RADEON(1): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03b0, hwp->PIOOffset 
is 0x0000
< (EE) RADEON(1): Cannot read V_BIOS
< (WW) RADEON(1): Restoring MEM_CNTL (00000000), setting to 00002e00
 > (II) Truncating PCI BIOS Length to 49152
< (WW) RADEON(1): Video BIOS not detected in PCI space!
< (WW) RADEON(1): Attempting to read Video BIOS from legacy ISA space!
< (II) RADEON(1): DFP table revision: 68
 > (II) RADEON(1): DFP table revision: 3
< (II) NVIDIA(0): Wrote: rd=837, fd=249, pd=0
 > (II) NVIDIA(0): Wrote: rd=60, fd=480, pd=1
 > (II) Screen 0 shares mem & io resources
 > (II) Screen 1 shares mem & io resources
 > (II) NVIDIA(0): Wrote: rd=2, fd=20, pd=1
 > (II) Screen 0 shares mem & io resources
 > (II) Screen 1 shares mem & io resources

it seems that the second time it starts, it can't find V_BIOS so it 
simply can't use radeon card.
I've found only a very similar situation searching with google, but it 
seems has been resolved upgrading Xorg: I think I've the last stable 

Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.7 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux athlon 2.6.7 #3 Fri Jul 23 17:45:06 CEST 
2004 i686
Build Date: 19 June 2004
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present

any suggestion?
thanks a lot

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