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Old 08-08-2004, 02:31 AM   #1
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ATI fglrx driver problems on a Sony Vaio (but can be a common problem...)

Hi everybody.

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-K115S, with a ATI Radeon Mobility 9200 inside.
I use slackware 10.0 with a 2.6.7 kernel (the original one).

That's the problem: if I use the fglrx driver (the official ATI driver), doesn't. work. Simply, when i write startx, the screen goes black, and nothing happens. I've tried Ctrl+Alt+F1/F2/.../Del but nothing happens too, and I have to power off the laptop.

Radeon DRI drivers (icluded in Xorg) works fine, instead.

I've tried everything: switch options on or off (like UseInternalAGP, FastWrites...), adding vga=792 at boot, modifing the hex code of fglrx_drv.o (!!) as suggested in a website about an asus laptop...
I have no idea left...

Please help!

Some details:
- sometimes (on some configuration) the Xorg.log doesn't report anything, sometimes only a laconic:
"Caught signal 11"
No errors regarding fglrx.
- Module loads fine, as the agpgart one do.
- /etc/log/messages doesn't report anything interesting.

Thanks in advance


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