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    Default radeonhd

    nb1, I don't think you'll be able to install radeonhd driver without installing some packages from testing or backports.
    Enable the testing repositories and configure pinning to not update your whole system.

    Here goes a /etc/apt/preferences file that I use in a server which runs qemulator(only available in testing)

    Code:
    Package: qemu
    Pin: release a=etch-backports
    Pin-Priority: 1001
    
    Package: bochsbios
    Pin: release a=etch-backports
    Pin-Priority: 1001
    
    Package: qemulator
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing
    Pin-Priority: 1001
    
    Package: libgtk2-ruby
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing
    Pin-Priority: 1001
    
    Package: libgtk2-ruby1.8
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing
    Pin-Priority: 1001
    
    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=etch
    Pin-Priority: 700
    
    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=stable
    Pin-Priority: 700
    
    package: *
    Pin: origin ftp.debian-unofficial.org
    Pin-Priority: 550
    
    Package: *
    Pin: origin www.debian-multimedia.org
    Pin-Priority: 550
    
    
    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=oldstable
    Pin-Priority: 500
    
    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=sarge
    Pin-Priority: 500
    
    
    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=etch-backports
    Pin-Priority: -1
    
    Package: *
    Pin: release o=Debian,a=testing
    Pin-Priority: -1
    Requires some manual work at first but later works fine.

    Or you might consider using 64bits lenny(if your cpu supports it). It has already entered the frozen state. Its release is expected this year, so it's with a good stability already.

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    Well when you compile the drivers with etch pbuilder they work - just without 3d - precompiled for 32 bit here - if you don't use Kanotix:

    http://kanotix.com/files/thorhammer/...ideo-radeonhd/

    Works with etch, or if you want to know how I modified the sid sources:

    http://kanotix.com/files/fix-xserver...ideo-rad-hd.sh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Well when you compile the drivers with etch pbuilder they work - just without 3d - precompiled for 32 bit here - if you don't use Kanotix:

    http://kanotix.com/files/thorhammer/...ideo-radeonhd/

    Works with etch, or if you want to know how I modified the sid sources:

    http://kanotix.com/files/fix-xserver...ideo-rad-hd.sh
    Great, I'll give that a try. I'm trying to avoid doing a whole hog switch to lenny as that would require lots of other work.
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbi1 View Post
    No, HIS. The radeon notes I discovered previously didn't cover it. I'll give that link a try. Many thanks.
    Wow. Kano's .deb did the trick! Very impressive. Kano you're my hero!

    Now why can't ATI provide something like this?

    Now there are only 3 (EE) in my X log:
    (EE) RADEONHD(0): TMDSAVoltageControl: unhandled chipset: 0x9515.
    (EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
    (EE) Error loading keymap /var/lib/xkb/server-0.xkm

    They don't appear in that order and don't seem to be significant. Not sure if the refresh rate is really 75hz, but the display looks fabulous even at 60hz on the Acer P243W.

    More than usable in its present configuration.
    Many thanks!

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    Question modeline?

    How do I generate a modeline for the radeonhd configuration?

    I have used Xvidtune in the past, but for this configuration it doesn't allow optimal refresh rate tweaking. I know my monitor (Acer P243W) can do 1920x1200 @75hz, but Xvidtune won't allow me to go higher than 61hz.

    Another observation, the radeonhd driver doesn't show up in the driver list generated by 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg'. This means for reconfiguration of anything X I have to choose a dummy video driver and then manually update xorg.conf with "radeonhd". Don't know what adverse impacts this may have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbi1 View Post
    How do I generate a modeline for the radeonhd configuration?

    I have used Xvidtune in the past, but for this configuration it doesn't allow optimal refresh rate tweaking. I know my monitor (Acer P243W) can do 1920x1200 @75hz, but Xvidtune won't allow me to go higher than 61hz.
    What does grep Ranges /var/log/Xorg.0.log say?

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    @nbi1

    60 hz is fully correct for a TFT. You would never see a diff between 60 and 75 anyway because TFTs are much slower. Use DVI and the signal should be really sharp.

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