[arch-general] Radeon HD 5xxx

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 9 05:21:10 CET 2010

On 11/08/2010 10:38 PM, Andrew Allen Barkley wrote:
> On 20:22 Mon 08 Nov, Andrew Allen Barkley wrote:
>> I am now an owner of a Radeon HD 5870.
>> I am running testing.
> The problem I'm having is something
> crashes after executing startx, crashing
> the system as well. To get back up and
> running I have to hard reboot.
> Xorg.0.log is empty.

Support for ATI Evergreen gpus is coming along well now, you should be able to 
use it just fine. Do you have an xorg.conf set up?

Try running X manually:

Xorg :0 -br -nolisten tcp vt7 -logfile $HOME/Xorg.log -logverbose 99

I'm not sure what the firmware situation is for that gpu, but do you have 
linux-firmware installed?

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