[ltp] Z61m, ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400, Debian Sid

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:45:38 -0200

On Tue, 08 Feb 2011, Gijs Hillenius wrote:
> Debian Sid today is making life hard for my Xorg server. 

You _need_ KMS, which means you're already in deep crap, as that thing
is anything but complete, performant and stable at this time.   A major
regression for anyone that had extremely stable and "good enough" Radeon

You will have to use either the Debian kernel/kernel sources, or
upstream (or newer).

The X1400 is a PCIe device, isn't it? agpmode shouldn't matter.

FWIW, + Debian Squeeze, KMS enabled, _all power management
disabled_ is stable on a Radeon X300 (T43).   Enable automatic GPU power
management, and you get unknown NMIs when it switches power management
profiles (i.e. the driver is causing the GPU to mess the PCIe bus).

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  Henrique Holschuh