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Re: will we ever have radeon drivers that aren't crap?



Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:09:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca>
Subject: Re: will we ever have radeon drivers that aren't crap?
To: "Community assistance, encouragement,	and advice for using
	Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
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On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Hiisi wrote:

> > Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:56:12 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday crashcourse ca>

> >   currently, on my 1280x800 display gateway laptop, i need to run
> > the vesa driver and get only 1024x768 because, if i try to run the
> > radeon driver, i'll get my full resolution, and my session will
> > last maybe 10-15 minutes before finally locking up, at which point
> > the only response i can get is moving the mouse around the screen
> > verrrrrry slowly but nothing else, requiring a power cycle.  (the
> > vesa driver will, of course, work perfectly for days on end.)

> Had similar problem with screen resolution running vesa driver.
> Check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf In section "Screen", subsection
> "Display" in line Modes add "1280x800" and restart X-server. That
> (probably) will do the task.

  currently, my xorg.conf file is the extremely spartan:

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "DontZap" "false"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Videocard0"
        Driver "vesa"
EndSection

which gives me perfectly functional 1024x768.  and i remember trying
various combinations to try to get to 1280x800 and failing.  if you
can give me an exact setting for xorg.conf to try, i'll give it a
shot.  but i recall messing with that for a while and never getting
vesa at 1280x800.  i'm definitely open to suggestions.

rday
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Here is mine:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# keyboard added by rhpxl
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105+inet"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

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