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Re: [radeonhd] radeonhd X1250 black screen DVI
  • From: Egbert Eich <eich@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:49:46 +0200
  • Message-id: <18578.56378.341810.737499@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Wendy Elmer writes:
I have a lenovo A61 with AMD 690G chipset which has an integrated X1250
graphics core. I had radeonhd working with extended desktop with a DVI
and VGA monitor with the gnome panel on the DVI monitor and VGA monitor
on the right. It is running Debian testing. Recently I did upgrades from
the testing repositories and something broke radeonhd. I get the login
prompt in gdm and both monitors are working at this point. When I log
in, the DVI monitor becomes black and only the VGA monitor comes up and
it doesn't show anything in my gnome panel. grandr and xrandr show the
DVI monitor turned off. I can use xrandr to turn on the DVI monitor in
extended mode. Neither monitor behaves normally at this point as nothing
shows up in the gnome panel. I don't see any errors in the xorg.0.log
file. The xorg.conf is the same as what was previously working before
the upgrade. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? It seems as
though my gnome panel is messed up at this point since when I try
unplugging the DVI monitor the VGA monitor still doesn't show anyting in
the gnome panel only a gray bar for the panel.

What you are describing are most likely gnome problems.
Neither X nor its drivers are responsible for what you see in the gnome
Also it's quite likely that some desktop helper turns off your DVI after
login. The state of the DVI output resembles exactly what RandR knows
about this output (as you have found out using xrandr).
You will have to use a gnome utility to set up the state as you like it
so that it gets set when you log in again.

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