X server crashes with 8.29.6 drivers
Hi to all,
I use Slackware 10.2 with kernel 126.96.36.199 and ATI drivers 8.29.6. My graphics card is Radeon X1900XT with 512 MB. The drivers seems to work fine, but I tryed them with kernel 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 2.6.18 and they don't work fine. The problem is X server crashes in the following conditions:
- trying to restart X server with CTRL-ALT-Backspace
- trying to enter in other virtual consoles, for example with CTRL-ALT-F2
- terminating the current KDE session
The strange thing is that it seems that my monitor goes out of frequency, indeed the usual writings as ANALOG and DIGITAL appear, then the monitor turns off (I have a Samsung SyncMaster 760BF lcd monitor). So I'm not sure that X has completely crashed, maybe it "only" sends the monitor out of frequency. The incredible thing is that in drivers Known Issues section (https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206....6.html#182038) this problem is not mentioned. It seems that ATI releases drivers without testing them in a serious way.
Anyone has my same problem? I'd like to use kernel 2.6.17.x or 2.6.18, but ATI forces me to use only kernel 2.6.16.x.
If there is no solution to this problem, how can I contact ATI, as submitting a ticket (https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...asp?deptID=894) for Linux is not possible. Can we make a petition to improve ATI driver quality for Linux?
Thanks for the aid,