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Old 02-11-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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Latest Current (x86_64)

I have just done a clean install on slackware64-current and I am suffering some graphics problems.

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 card in my Laptop (Never been an issue before), however, the issue begins before I even start X server.

On the first boot, the screen went purple then entirely blank.

Second boot got me to a login, so I logged in and installed my packages. I started my WM (Ratpoison) and any attempt to start any windows resulted in an x-server crash and the message:

Module fbdev not available (Paraphrasing here).

Is anyone else suffering this?

I will note that everything works flawlessly on the previous current build.
Old 02-11-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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Gavin, just to be clear, when you say latest current. Is that including the Feb 10th updates?
Old 02-11-2011, 07:53 AM   #3
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Yes, everything >= Yesterday on the changelog.
Old 02-11-2011, 07:56 AM   #4
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can this be related?
x/xf86-video-ati-6.14.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This new driver requires KMS, which is set by default in the new kernel.
       Otherwise, create /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf with this content:
       options radeon modeset=1
       Also, the kernel should be booted with vga=normal.
       Problems have been observed when trying to use KMS after starting a VESA
       framebuffer console. Sorry about the penguins.
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make sure that you didn't pass any VGA= options to kernel from lilo (read the changelog). If after that situation doesn't resolve, post your dmesg output and


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