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Old 07-21-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
Zoidy
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problem: XFree4.3 + Radeon 7500 - DDC?


Hi there,

I got here a problem with my XFree: it won't start up
I think it could have sth. to do with my monitor being connected to the graphics card by an BNC cable (5 connectors), so that Xfree canīt get the values of my monitor by DDC. But maybe I am wrong.
And if thats the problem: how do I disable this detection thing? I tried the option "NoDDC", but this doesn't seem to help.

THX for any help
Zoidy


My setup:
- Woody as a base
- XFree 4.3 from people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/xfree86
- Graphics Card: Radeon 7500
- Monitor EIZO F965 (21", capable of 30-130kHz horiz. and 50-160 vert.)

I post only parts of the following files, because they are so long. If you need more, tell me and I will post the complete file

Parts of the XF86Config-4:
Section "Device"
Identifier "radeon 7500"
Driver "radeon"
Option "NoDDC"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "EIZO F965"
HorizSync 30-130
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "radeon 7500"
Monitor "EIZO F965"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
EndSection


Parts of the Xfree86.0.log:
(--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon 7500 QW (AGP)" (ChipID = 0x5157)
(--) RADEON(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xe8000000
(--) RADEON(0): MMIO registers at 0xe7000000
(--) RADEON(0): BIOS at 0xe7fe0000
(--) RADEON(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kByte (64-bit DDR SDRAM)
(II) RADEON(0): CloneDisplay option not set -- defaulting to auto-detect
(II) RADEON(0): Primary Display == Type 5
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) Loading sub module "i2c"
(II) LoadModule: "i2c"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libi2c.a
(II) Module i2c: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.2.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) RADEON(0): I2C bus "DDC" initialized.
(II) RADEON(0): PLL parameters: rf=2700 rd=12 min=20000 max=35000; xclk=23000
(==) RADEON(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) RADEON(0): Clone modes validation ------------
(II) RADEON(0): DDC detection (type 3) for clone modes
(**) RADEON(0): Option "NoDDC"
(WW) RADEON(0): EIZO F965: Using default hsync range of 28.00-33.00kHz
(WW) RADEON(0): EIZO F965: using default vrefresh range of 43.00-72.00Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Clock range: 20.00 to 350.00 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (hsync out of range)
here are a lot of lines with (II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "XXXXxXXX" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1600x1200" (no mode of this name)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1024x768" (no mode of this name)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "800x600" (no mode of this name)
(--) RADEON(0): Virtual size is 640x480 (pitch 640)
(**) RADEON(0): *Mode "1600x1200"
(**) RADEON(0): *Mode "1280x1024"
(**) RADEON(0): *Mode "1024x768"
(**) RADEON(0): *Mode "800x600"
(**) RADEON(0): *Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480" 25.20 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
(II) RADEON(0): Valid Clone Mode: 640x480
(II) RADEON(0): Total of 1 clone modes found ------------

(II) RADEON(0): Validating modes on Primary head (DDCType: 2) ---------
(II) RADEON(0): Total number of valid DDC mode(s) found: 0
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 1600x1200 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-0x0
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 1280x1024 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-0x0
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 1024x768 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-0x0
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 800x600 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-0x0
(WW) RADEON(0): Mode 640x480 is out of range.
(WW) RADEON(0): Valid modes must be between 320x200-0x0
(II) RADEON(0): Total number of valid FP mode(s) found: 0
(EE) RADEON(0): No valid mode found for this DFP/LCD
(II) UnloadModule: "ati"
(II) UnloadModule: "i2c"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libi2c.a
(II) UnloadModule: "ddc"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) UnloadModule: "radeon"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Last edited by Zoidy; 07-21-2003 at 02:18 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 12:47 PM   #2
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Have you tried re-configuring your video and using Vesa as the xserver instead of Radeon? Try that just to see if you can get it working.

Run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 in a console as root!

If that works, then try reconfiguring using Radeon xserver again.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #3
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Tried it with Vesa: starts up (horrible refresh rate, but it starts up )
Switched back to Radeon: back to the same problem
 
Old 07-22-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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The problem is found: a TV was connected to the TV-out of the card. This seems to be a problem for the radeon driver.
The solution: plug out the TV and reboot, after that it works

If/when I find a better solution (it's quite annoying to plug in/out the TV with every reboot/OS-switch), I will post it here
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:15 AM   #5
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Zoidy wrote:
Quote:
The solution: plug out the TV and reboot, after that it works

If/when I find a better solution (it's quite annoying to plug in/out the TV with every reboot/OS-switch), I will post it here
Did you ever figure this out, Zoidy? I have the same problem - it only works if I unplug the TV. However, the TV is my only output device because I am using this machine as a Home Theater PC, so I really have to get TV out working! Any ideas?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:08 PM   #6
Zoidy
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Sorry, I have not found a solution till now. But i havenīt looked at mailing lists and searched the web the past few weeks.
Maybe there has been released a new driver that solves this prob from the XFree project or ATI, but I tend to doubt that...

Last edited by Zoidy; 08-30-2003 at 05:09 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 02:35 PM   #7
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The Same problem

Hi, I have the same problem, have anyone resolved it? Thanks!
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #8
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You may want to look into http://gatos.sourceforge.net/. I haven't tried it myself, but please try it and report back your progress.

/TLV
 
  


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