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Old 04-07-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10 and Slackware 13.1
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ATI drivers make the console flicker

I just installed the proprietary ATI driver for my integrated Radeon Xpress 200. My system is Debian etch, amd64 port. My kernel is which I compiled myself. The driver works fine on Xorg, but causes all the consoles to flicker. Here's when it happens or doesn't happen:

-Boot into X - Yes (flickers)
-Boot into X then switch to text mode
-Boot into text mode - No
-Boot into text mode then launch X - Yes
-Boot into text mode then use old xorg.conf - No
-Then switch back to new xorg.conf - No

The last one bugs me the most. Here is the exact procedure:

-Boot Debian in runlevel 2 (no X)
-Delete xorg.conf and replace with old backup
-init 4
-init 2
-Delete xorg.conf and replace with new backup
-init 4

Is there any way to fix this and still have 3D acceleration? I have an NVIDIA PCI card also, but only use it for TV-out (and my BIOS doesn't recognize it).

Edit: Wait a minute, 3d accel doesn't work either. Now what?

Last edited by ninjabob7; 04-07-2007 at 01:04 PM.


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