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Old 01-28-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
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ATI Radeon 8500, problems with fglrx and tty's

Anyone else having an issue with the fglrx drivers from ATI. Don' t know if it is a problem with my XF86Config-4 file or the driver itself. All 3D is great. 2D is good in any of the window managers. My problem is in the other terminal windows (the cntr-alt-f[1,2,3...]), and when I go to shut down, or change the runlevel of, the system. The screens are unreadible. I've been working around this for a couple of weeks now, but want it fixed. These are only effected when X is started.

Check out my XF86Config file
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I have the same problem with the fglrx driver. X runs great in both 2d and 3d but when I try to go back to console or reboot, I get a bunch of white lines down the screen and I cant do anything. Also, nothing is logged in the X log file. The instructions posted by verigoth might work but they involve using the radeon drivers that come with X, which Im not particularly interested in doing (3d performance is much worse).

If anyone knows of a solution or has any suggestions, I would welcome them

Old 11-08-2003, 08:51 AM   #4
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Try "vga=normal" or no "vga=xxx" at all in your bootloader config file.

Might not be the best solution if you use your CLI a lot, but it used to work for me.
...but I haven't had that issue for at least the last couple of revision of the driver.


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