ATI Radeon M10 woes
I've posted about this before, but since the message was completely
ignored, I'm going to try again. I apologize for repeating myself, but
I've spent the last month trying to solve this myself, to no avail.
I've got a shiny new Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with an ATI Radeon
Mobility 9000 (M10 I think; lspci reports 0x4e50), running Red Hat 9.0.
I've managed to get XFree86 running with the VESA driver at 1600x1200.
I've tried a number of things to get it to run in the native mode of
1920x1200, but with no success. I've googled it to death and found a
variety of seemingly hopeful suggestions, none of which have helped.
Some of the things I've tried include: adding custom modelines in the
display section and referencing them in the screen section; defining new
modes; installing various custom radeon drivers (including one or more
from Mike Harris' ftp); and screaming loudly at it (while this was,
admittedly, one of the less-effective solutions, it was more satisfying
than any of the others).
The proprietary ATI drivers don't work at all. They install fine, but
when I attempt to start XFree86 the screen turns an unwholesome blotchy
grey and the computer locks up tight. This, by the way, is the same
thing that happens whenever I try ANY radeon-specific driver, regardless
of it's source.
Thanks for any help you can offer,
Proprietary software is like petrified wood. It used to be alive, but
then it was fixed in time and put in a box. GNU/Linux software, in
contrast, is alive, always changing and improving. I love that it's
more a process than a product.
- Pamela Jones, groklaw.net
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