After upgrading my amd64 system to the newest snapshot (base 2009/12/5 -
X 2009/12/3), I was greeted with a blank screen - no cursor, and no
reaction to any key or mouse action including Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. The
system could be shut down cleanly via a short press of the "off" button,
which suggests that at least sensorsd remained active (i.e. X failed
completely, but the system itself remained stable).
I rebuilt the system from a checkout and found that Xenocara with
xf86-video-radeonhd as of yesterday fails in the same way, while the
same Xenocara build with xf86-video-radeonhd as of 2009/12/23 works
(with some mouse problems which may or may not be related, but didn't
happen before the upgrade).
Note that neither the new nor the old driver recognizes the card (see
Xorg.0.log), but the old driver could be persuaded to work with an
xorg.conf as included below.
This laptop is falling apart, so I'm not *completely* sure the hardware
is good. But it works with the old driver, and I've never had
video-related issues before.
I'm also not *completely* sure that the card really is an ATI Radeon
Mobility X1300 M52-64; this is what pcidump calls it, and X1300 does
ring a bell, but apparently Acer has made these laptops (Acer Aspire
5103 Wlmi) with different graphical cards.
Any hints on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated; I would also
be glad to test any patches or do anything else that may be helpful.
Included ("*** "-delimited): pcidump, xorg.conf, Xorg.0.log (for
xf86-video-radeonhd as of 2009/11/23), Xorg.0.log (for new
The acpidump output is likely irrelevant and rather large, but available
<note "1:0:0: ATI Radeon ...">
0:0:0: ATI RS480 Host
0:2:0: ATI RX480 PCIE
0:4:0: ATI RS480 PCIE
0:5:0: ATI RS480 PCIE
0:18:0: ATI SB400 SATA
0:19:0: ATI SB400 USB
0:19:1: ATI SB400 USB
0:19:2: ATI SB400 USB2
0:20:0: ATI ...