Radeon Mobility X700 not working

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 16:51:48 PDT 2006

> I'm having some problems getting X11R7 to work again on my laptop.  I was
> using the ATI proprietary driver before, but they support nothing since 6.8,
> and keeping that version requires doing weird things to Debian, not getting
> newer packages of almost everything, etc.  And I've already upgraded, and the
> Debian archive doesn't have 6.8 anymore. :)

> The server starts normally, with no truly indicative log messages, but produces
> a black screen.  When I have dual head configured, with TMDS,LVDS, it produces
> odd results, but at least I see something on the internal screen (but
> jittery and multiple copies).  The only scary log message is that DRI is
> disabled due to failure to open /dev/drm/card0, which occasionally is there
> during some of my attempts (I haven't been concentrating on that issue, assuming
> the basics would work with or without DRI).

What do you get if you do MonitorLayout "LVDS.None"?


> AMD Turion64, ATI Mobility X700 (it's an acer ferrari 4000, for the rest of the
> hardware information)
> I'm not sure what else is useful, I'm happy to provide anything that would be
> helpful.  As I said, I'm happy to test new code, or take any suggestions as to
> the next step.
> Thank you!
> Aaron
> P.S.  Here is the lspci -v output for the card:
> 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X700 (PCIE) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
>         Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 007e
>         Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 10
>         Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
>         I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
>         Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
>         Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
>         Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
>         Capabilities: [58] #10 [0001]
>         Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
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