I tried installing xf86-video-ati from git, and I noticed fonts look bigger than with fglrx and radeonHD:
Why is this? Is there a way to fix it?
Ok, so yesterday I wanted to try radeon again (using radeonHD atm), but I still got this problem.
I'm not sure I understand how I should solve it.
My monitor is a normal 1280x800 LCD, on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop, with an X1400.
This is my Monitor section in xorg.conf, which was automatically generated when I used fglrx:
The above works fine with radeonHD and fglrx.Code:Section "Monitor" Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor" Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" EndSection
Another big problem that keeps me from using radeon is this: if I try to switch to a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1,F2, etc) the screen is very corrupted. I can type, and the commands are correctly recognized, but I can't see anything. Is this a known problem with radeon?
P.S: I also tried to update everything to the latest git version (xorg-xserver, mesa, radeon, etc), but the problems remain.
or by adding the display size to the monitor section in your config:
replace 320 and 240 with the actual width and height of your screen in millimeters. Note, xserver 1.3 does not handle this option correctly.Code:DisplaySize 320 240
https://bugs.freedesktop.org) and attach your log and config and we'll look at it.Code:Option "Monitor-LVDS" "aticonfig-Monitor"
ok, I solved the problem by adding DisplaySize, thanks!!
Before I file a bug, I'll paste you my Xorg.0.log (I had to split it, it was too big) and xorg.conf, just in case I'm doing something really stupid...
Last question: is it normal that dri isn't activated? I pulled everything from git, yesterday.
what does the output of xrandr show (without the DisplaySize option)?Code:(II) RADEON(0): clock: 71.1 MHz Image Size: 331 x 207 mm (II) RADEON(0): h_active: 1280 h_sync: 1301 h_sync_end 1333 h_blank_end 1440 h_border: 0 (II) RADEON(0): v_active: 800 v_sync: 804 v_sync_end 808 v_blanking: 823 v_border: 0
The VT problem sounds like this bug:
I had the same problem (Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB) and the following fixed it for me (back up your old drivers first, usually in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers):
git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
sudo make install
The output of xrandr is exactly the same with or without the DisplaySize line in xorg.conf:
Could this be related to the corrupted screen thing? Should I mention it in the bug?Code:Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 800, maximum 1280 x 1280 VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) LVDS connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm 1280x800 60.0*+ 50.0 1024x768 60.0 800x600 60.3 640x480 59.9 S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)