Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that
djensenlin at windstream.net
Sun Apr 12 19:07:12 PDT 2009
On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 23:30:16 +0100
Jeremy Henty <onepoint at starurchin.org> wrote:
> I've been using Xorg 7.2 on my LFS 6.3 system without problems, but
> when I upgrade to Xorg 7.4 I get a black screen and a lockup when I
> start X. My video card is an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI. Looking at the
> xorg.conf.new I see that the server has failed to identify the card
> (yet Xorg 7.2 identifies it without any problems).
> Now I've noticed this paragraph from the manual:
> Recent versions of xorg-server force the use of the evdev input
> driver, and ignore legacy input devices definded in xorg.conf.
> This will result in an X display that seems to lock up if you are
> using legacy input devices and do not have the proper input
> configuration files in place (added later).
The blank screen is not caused by not using edev, that presents a good
looking dead desktop :)
The blank screen may be agp mode mismatch. 7.4 tried to use 4x but my
original R200 just does 2x. I set it 2x in the bios and in xorg.conf
(hey, doesn't hurt to be sure). Anyway that was my bug.
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