If I do a "ctrl+alt+f1" when X is running with the ati open source driver, the comp actually switch to consolle but the screen is totally garbled and it is impossible to read. This doesn't happen with fglrx driver, so that I'm able to switch between X and consolle and back with no problems.
lspci -vv, http://launchpadlibrarian.net/6988205/lspci-vv
This garbled screen occours also shen shutting down the system, the text shown upon shutdown cannot be read.
I have this problem since breezy (Ubuntu 5.10), so I normally use the fglrx driver altough binary only. I have a ATI X700 video card and recent packages in feisty didn't solve this.
This bug has been manually forwarded from launchpad #90607
This should be fixed. Can you try the latest code from ati git or the ati 6.7.192 release?
using this version
$ dpkg -l | grep xserver-xorg-video-ati
ii xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.6.193-1ubuntu1 X.Org X server -- ATI display driver
switching to console and back works, but the screen is totally unusable when X is loaded (see pics).
I believe this garbled X was introduced by a specific patch
since if I leave out of compilation X works normally.
Now trying with 6.7.192
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login screen with 6.6.193-1ubuntu1
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X with 6.6.193-1ubuntu1
with 6.7.192-1ubuntu1 everything works!!!
still fonts are a bit blurred, I'll have a look at this issue and in case open a different bug.
Thank you very much!!
Now I understand why fonts are blurred: resolution is 1280x768 instead of 1280x800.
If I set it to 1280x800, screen is garbled (pic).
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Garbled screen when resolution is 1280x800
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xorg.conf currently using with ati 6.7.192-1ubuntu1
Can you attach your log from the 6.7.x driver and the output of xrandr --verbose?
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Xorg.0.log with 6.7.192-1ubuntu1
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xrandr --verbose with 6.7.192-1ubuntu1
Any chance you could try ati git master?
I built git master, but the problem is not solved. When I turn to 1280x800 I see the same garbled screen.
PS: I used "git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati"
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Xorg.0.log with git master
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xrandr --verbose with git master
can you try again with ati git master or 6.7.194?
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Xorg.0.log with git 6.7.194
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xrandr --verbose with 6.7.194
with 6.7.194, 1280x800 works! thank you very much!