[arch-general] Problem with radeon driver

Martín Cigorraga msx at archlinux.us
Wed Sep 19 12:27:30 EDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org>wrote:

> Hello all,
> Yesterday I wanted to update my IBM R51. Since this hadn't seen any updates
> for half a year or so I decided to go for a full install, also to try out
> the new install procedures.
> This all went very smoothly, and there's only one remaining problem.
> X11 seems to work, but
> - GUI elements (e.g. buttons) remain black or some random texture.
> - Xterm has problems when scrolling - lines get overprinted, or only
>   some rows of pixels show up. When hitting Enter on the bottom line
>   the bash prompt isn't printed, but the cursor moves to the right
>   place. Same for filename completion etc.
> - Similar problems all over the place.
> Driver is video-ati aka radeon. No xorg.conf, and using the one
> installed before makes no difference. Also added 20-radeon.conf
> as explained in the wiki and modified individual options, no
> improvement. No errors in Xorg.0.log.
> But I found this in errors.log:
> Sep 19 13:17:33 zita2 kernel: [    5.002534] [drm:radeon_agp_init] *ERROR*
> Unable to acquire AGP: -19
> Booting via syslinux, late KMS.
> Any hints ?
> Ciao,
> --
> FA
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> It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
> and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
Which ATi card does your system have?

My laptop have this[0] and here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf (I haven't
splitted it yet): http://pastebin.com/jc2tfRPT.

[0]  01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee
ATI Madison [Radeon HD 5000M Series

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