ATI Radeon 7000 and DRI

Jim Cornette jim-cornette at
Thu Jun 3 22:37:16 UTC 2004

xyzzy at wrote:

> Modifying the GRUB bootup line to get rid of "rhgb" and substituting 
> "3" (don't know if this is necessary?), gives me a (real fast!) text bootup.  
> Logging into a regular user and then typing startx -- -nolisten tcp pops me 
> into X/KDE no problem; but ONLY if the "load dri" is commented out.  If it is 
> present, then it locks up just like the graphical boot.
> I am going to try the .411 kernel from testing/arjan tonight and see if this 
> fixes anything...  Something weird with how the X server is called from the 
> boot sequence?

The 411 version kernel might not work at all for GUI. There is supposed 
to be a later version out, with the correction of the introduced bug. I 
believe the next kernel number is 419.


>> is the bug report I
>>have added to it. Add more useful data to it if you have it.  I would
>>love to see this fixed.

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