Originally Posted by wroom
I have the same problem with a HP 6715b laptop, running Slamd64 Linux 12.2 build. The laptop has ATI Radeon X1200 graphics.
I can add that i switched to use the radeonhd graphics driver for the ATI Radeon X1200.
It does not provide the extra bells and whistles of 3D and such useful stuff. But the radeonhd driver works perfectly, if one can live without the 3D acceleration, ...
It at least made it possible to switch back and forth between X and console screens without the "blackout" issue.