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Old 03-08-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Latest X doesn't work on my Thinkpad A30p

I upgraded to the new packages that came out in early March.

Since then I can't run X. If I use a depth greater than 8
my system locks up: blank screen, no response to keyboard
or mouse. If I use depth 8 most of the colors on the screen
are black, making it effectively unusable. I can exit with
ctl-alt-backspace though. I rolled back to the previous
versions of the X packages and have no problem. I use 'radeon'
video with the ATI drivers.

I can't start X with the VGA, VESA, or FBDEV drivers: it reports
'undefined symbol: resVgaShared'

I have a Thinkpad A30p with ATI Radeon Mobility M6 LY (AGP) (ChipID =
0x4c59). I build my own kernel. I'm on 2.6.33. I have 512 MB
RAM. All other software comes from Slackware packages and are up-to-date.
Old 03-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Please show us the full /var/log/Xorg.0.log file with the radeon driver.

Old 03-09-2010, 01:53 AM   #3
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When I start with depth>8 Xorg.0.log is random nonsense fetched from the disk. The most recent event it's the header from the package description for xset followed by a few hundred hex 0s. I don't have a copy when I start with depth=8. I would have to install a bunch of packages to get one. Should I?
Old 03-09-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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Please post the log, it looks like you managed to download a testing version (There have been a few of these questions knocking about over the last few days) and will need to rollback
Old 03-10-2010, 12:31 AM   #5
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Xorg.0.log for depth > 8

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