As of driver 6.7.196 whenever I start on XServer with SubSection "Display" in the Section "Screen" of my xorg.conf the server hangs and CTRL + ALT + Backspace doesn't restart it. The solution was to simply comment this section of the conf file, but the behaviour wasn't very graceful.
I've attached the log and a conf file.
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This sounds like an xserver issue.
Is this still reproducible with the current driver and the xserver 1.5 branch? If so, can you try atttaching gdb to the X server process when it hangs, getting a backtrace and attaching it?
As of whatever versions of the xserver and ati driver are shipping today in Debian experimental / unstable the problem is gone. Feel free to close. Thanks.
(I just uncommented the lines and CTRL + ALT + Backspaced... Nope, no hang.)