any ETA on improved ATI drivers?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Jul 8 07:52:20 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 08 July 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Wednesday 08 July 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> >On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
>> >> | From: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
>> >> |
>> >> | i ask since a problem i was having with the radeon driver during
>> >> | the test phase -- screen suddenly going dark, literally right in the
>> >> | middle of keystrokes -- is coming back and seems to be getting more
>> >> | frequent. never caused any breakage, just disconcerting.
>> >> Is this https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501601 ?
>> >> I found this from
>> >> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#Display_goes_blank_brief
>> >>ly. 2C_apparently_at_random
>> > sort of, but most of the reports i remember didn't blank the screen
>> >"for good", only briefly until you supplied some user input. no harm,
>> >just annoying.
>> Here, it blanks regardless of user input, damned annoying when I
>> have to ctl- alt-bksp out of x and reboot, several times a week. A
>> restart of x will not fix it once it starts. The tty terminals are
> this goes back to fedora 11 preview, when it started happening for
>me and, after i whined about it, a few other people piped up and said
>it was happening to them as well. offhand, i don't recall anyone else
>claiming that it was fatal like in your case -- only annoying. but
>that's just working from memory.
> i originally thought it was the radeon driver since that was having
>other issues, but others since then seem convinced it's the power
>manager, and i'm inclined to agree.
TBT, I can't tell if it is shutting down the backlight or not here. This
Samsung SynchMaster 205bw has a quite wide contrast ratio, and I usually have
enough overhead lights on that I couldn't tell the difference. Next time it
happens, I'll shut them off & see if I can tell if the backlight is also being
I can run this monitor on either cable style, and thought for a bit that maybe
it was related to that, but I spent an hour switching things around a couple
of months ago and found it was effecting both the analog and the digital
outputs on this card, an HD2400 Pro. rv610 chipset.
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