ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
sofar at foo-projects.org
Wed Jul 18 22:42:41 CEST 2007
Zbigniew Luszpinski wrote:
> Wednesday 18 of July 2007 19:14:06 Kok, Auke wrote:
>> Richard Pyne wrote:
>>> First, it will NOT work if you set any text screen mode at boot time
>>> (vga=xxx in lilo.conf). This only took three days of tearing out hair and
>>> searching the internet to discover.
>> we can add a warning: grep -q vga= /proc/cmdline && echo WARNING
> Remembering one of last Auke's posts telling about the need of more user
> friendliness of modules, module should not only warn about this issue but
> also ask if it should correct this. It is not so hard. I can write grub
> menu.lst file patcher. Someone must write lilo configuration patcher as I
> haven't used lilo since ages.
you're now using my argument on something else completely differently. This is
completely not what I meant by that.
nothing except the lilo and grub plugins should touch the bootloader configs.
Definately not the fglrx modules either.
> Another interesting thing to know is if fglrx is able to work when radeonfb is
> loaded. There is known nvidiafb issue for Nvidia cards so Radeon might need
> such warning too.
> I think about adding such detection and warning to NVIDIA module.
> Same code might be used for radeonfb detection if issue exist too in fglrx
anyone still using fb? *amazed*
>>> Second, the module needs to install the utility programs, especially
>>> aticonfig. It might not hurt to even run aticonfig --initial as part of
>>> the install.
>> well, xorg7 is designed to work without configuration, so I really dislike
>> doing that. And running it automatically is a no-no.
> We can add message at the end of script asking if user want xorg.conf
> autogenerated by aticonfig with default [n].
no, no no, no!
please don't do this. it will end up asking you *every* time you upgrade your
This would be user friendly and
> easy for us to implement. I remember my own switch from Mandrake to Lunar. It
> took me some time to discover how to launch kde - missing x configuration was
> one of first problems I got since I started to use Lunar 1.4.0. If xorg7
> autogenerates xorg.conf it will not be fglrx fine tuned.
don't fix what is not broken:
* lunar is not for lazy users who don't want to do anything
* xorg-7 does not NEED an xorg.conf in most cases
* if you want a binary broken blob driver, you must do your homework
The current way works fine, don't make it more horrible for everyone.
therefore, the problem is in fglrx.
> That is why adding
> optional aticonfig run at the end of script would help newbies.
it doesn't. Just print a message and stop doing any magic. You're better off
giving a GOOD pointer than a BAD example xorg.conf. Hell, I have never *ever*
seen aticonfig produce a decent xorg.conf. Most of the time they did not even work.
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