Radeon Mobility X700 not working

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Tue Jun 13 18:29:59 PDT 2006

That's a known problem on the Ferrari laptops - the monitor detection
finds the VGA & DVI ports and then gives up before setting up the internal

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5473 describes this, has a 
workaround (MonitorLayout "LVDS, NONE"), and the patch one of our driver
guys at Sun came up with to fix the autodetection on these laptops.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

Aaron Dewell wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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. :)
> So I'd like to get the included radeon driver working, and I'm happy to do
> any testing.  I'd offer to code for it, but I'm almost useless with low
> level coding (one brief attempt at a SCSI driver several years ago that took
> someone else to get it finally working :).
> 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).
> 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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