Hey First of all, I just wanted to say this forum is great
Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone else experiences this weird behaviour:
when disabling Composite in xorg.conf (in order to get the 3D acceleration working), X will not start properly, instead displaying a blank screen. It most likely crashes, as it doesn't allow me to switch back to console via ctrl+alt+Fn.
Enabling composite allows X to start (obviously, as it switches back to the Mesa OpenGL driver) and gives the usual message:
(II) fglrx(0): Composite extension enabled, disabling direct rendering
I'm kind of lost here - I don't know what to try next. I've tried numerous things with xorg.conf, but it all seems to depend on the Composite part - if it's enabled, X works, and if it isn't, X doesn't work. The problem is that every time X fails, it's another rescue CD boot for noobs like me
The drivers are compiled as per the instructions on this site (--buildpkg Fedora/FC6, RPM install and all that) and the board is a Radeon 9500 PRO. Driver version is 8.30.3-1.
If anyone could help, I'd really appreciate it I'm quite familiar with the console, so if there are any log files you want to see, please ask
Last edited by Orioner; 12-07-2006 at 07:41 PM.
Reason: Solved; Changed title.
Nothing. I get the same blank screen (interestingly enough, the monitor doesn't go into power saving mode even though there's nothing on the screen). Funny that I installed this Radeon 9500 Pro card just a few days ago - I used to have a Radeon 9200 SE, which worked fine with ATI's drivers (except that all those tweaks were needed to compile the driver), 3D acceleration and all.
I mean, shouldn't the same drivers that worked for 9200 also have worked for 9500 out of the box (i.e. shouldn't the same driver support both cards when it's tweaked as per the instructions in Redblog)? I would've expected so, but this wasn't the case.
and make monitor part of the xorg.conf the same as you had it for Radeon 9200 (if you didn't change the monitor)
Maybe the monitor is not recognized as it should be by the driver,
in your log file it seems to be recognized btw?
And maybe you should try using 800x600 resolution first?
Uncommenting that section crashes X when it starts (= gives a blank screen, can't switch to console or anything). The monitor is recognized just fine, and changing the resolution doesn't have any effect.
Oh, and I'm now using Livna's 8.31.05 drivers. No change - it still does the same.
The unofficial BugZilla lists a lot of similar problems. Seems they've never fixed this particular one