Radeon Mobility X700 not working
aaron.dewell at woods.net
Tue Jun 13 21:38:55 PDT 2006
Oh, I misunderstood. I thought one of the other posts suggested it
would be backwards. Not that weird then.
Actually, I believe did notice before that if it wasn't connected at
power-on, it wouldn't work at all with the proprietary drivers. I
believe it was when I un-docked (my DVI monitor is actually connected to
the docking station) after shutting down X, then restarting X. That
worked, however, the reverse of that procedure did not.
On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 20:48 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> The VGA port actually. The Ferrari 4000 BIOS has another quirk though,
> the VGA & DVI ports are powered off when the system boots if nothing is
> attached to them, in order to save power. Henry's got another patch to
> turn them back on long enough to probe again at X server startup time, and
> then either use them or turn back off if nothings still there. I don't
> remember if that one is in bugzilla or not yet.
> -Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
> Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
> Aaron Dewell wrote:
> > Amazing, that. Worked like a charm with LVDS,NONE. :)
> > So if I set it to LVDS, CRT it will use the DVI port? The mind
> > boggles. :) I'll try the patch when I have the external monitor
> > connected next (when not on the road).
> > Thanks!
> > Aaron
> > On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 18:29 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> >> 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
> >> panel.
> >> 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:  Power Management version 2
> >>> Capabilities:  #10 
> >>> Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
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