[sf-lug] [Fwd: Re: ATI Radeon X1200 Series, Ubuntu and Ted]

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Sun May 11 18:54:30 PDT 2008

Trimmed from originally sent as it was too long for the list.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net>
To: ted <x351912 at gmail.com>
Cc: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] ATI Radeon X1200 Series, Ubuntu and Ted
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 18:27:37 -0700

On Sun, 2008-05-11 at 16:54 -0700, ted wrote:
> > I think the most useful thing would be the output/contents
> > of /var/log/Xorg.0.log when it failed to start and dropped into a blank
> > screen. If you can get back to that point (or have the xorg log from
> > then), that'd be great - can you ctrl+alt+f1 and get to a terminal?
> > 
> > Thanks, Tom 
> No, Thank you!  Mad props to anyone who can understand that log file its
> all gibberish to me! 

Hmm, that's definitely a weird one. I don't pretend to understand
everything in the Xorg logfile, but normally whenever I've had issues
before there's been an "(EE)" entry that's given me a starting point for
figuring out what the issue could be.

In any case, from what I can see there, it seems like the Xorg log file
isn't reporting any problems, which is weird (because you obviously are
experiencing problems). I was expecting something like
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-313044.html but it seems
like it's reporting that working for you.

I'm not really sure what to recommend next. I'm afraid I'm not too
familiar with ATI, so unless you've already done so (or someone else on
the list has some other suggestions), I'd probably recommend getting on
an ATI-specific forum/mailing list and seeing if they can help you out
there. Or you could also try filing a bug:

According to
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/202264 your
card is supposed to be supported, so hopefully you may get some
meaningful response if you file a bug.

Thanks, Tom

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