Recently my machine got series of instability problems. Current situation is — machine stable if Geforce 6600GT card removed. But this leaves me with ATI RS482 on-board graphics… And this chipset just suxx!
I use free driver — ‘radeon’ one. Does it works? Sort of. Problems noticed:
- lack of EDID reading — so my 22″ lcd panel works in 1280×768 mode instead of 1680×1050
- unreadable screen after switching to VT
- X11 crash if qemu/SDL started
- X11 crash if MPlayer with ‘x11’ driver used
- X11 crash if VirtualBox started any virtual machine
Is it usable? Only if there is no other way. But I will rather work on getting my Geforce card working again then trying to get that ATI crap working properly.
TIP: to get 1680×1050 resolution working few commands needs to be run:
xrandr --newmode "1680x1050R" 119.00 1680 1728 1760 1840 1050 1053 1059 1080 +hsync -vsync xrandr --addmode DVI-0 "1680x1050R" xrandr --output DVI-0 --mode "1680x1050R"
Anyway according to XRandR there are no monitors connected at all:
12:36 hrw@home:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 2560 x 1200 VGA-0 disconnected 1280x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm DVI-0 disconnected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1680x1050R 59.9* S-video disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1280x768 (0x41) 80.1MHz h: width 1280 start 1344 end 1480 total 1680 skew 0 clock 47.7KHz v: height 768 start 769 end 772 total 795 clock 60.0Hz