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    Unfortunately i don't have any clear answers... I...

    Unfortunately i don't have any clear answers... I do want to follow this thread though...

    One point of clarification -


    Do you mean two video cards with three active heads? Or one video card...
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    I tried blacklisting both agp modules, intel_agp...

    I tried blacklisting both agp modules, intel_agp and agpgart - along with the option "BusType" PCIE in xorg.conf - but no love. Radeon doesn't seem to load without agpgart, but I left intel_agp...
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    Wild guesses are welcome! that's really all I...

    Wild guesses are welcome! that's really all I have at this point anyways... :P

    It's actually a PCIE card on a laptop (according to Xorg.log), not sure why agpgart loads - it also loads intel_agp...
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    Ok... fresh install... setup a new user, to rule...

    Ok... fresh install... setup a new user, to rule out any profile issues as well. No updates have been applied yet, setup SSH access and that's it. Progress as of now:

    Removed kernel parameter...
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    man radeon doesn't specifically say what it does,...

    man radeon doesn't specifically say what it does, just that it enables or disables DRI.

    I'll reinstall in the morning... vanilla install - no updates, get Xorg working anyway I can... my pile of...
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    I absolutely and totally agree... and that's just...

    I absolutely and totally agree... and that's just what I've done when I boot into the LiveCd in safe mode, Alt+F1 over to console, rmmod video and output. Edit xorg.conf and replace "vesa" with...
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    Most recent vanilla Jaunty is 2.6.28.15.20 - from...

    Most recent vanilla Jaunty is 2.6.28.15.20 - from Jaunty Proposed and currently the one I will be booting into from now on. I have grub set to the TuxOnIce patched kernel for hibernation support.
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    I've always used TuxOnIce kernels with this...

    I've always used TuxOnIce kernels with this computer, with all my boxes actually.

    But, for the purposes of this experiment I'd be happy to boot into the previous kernel - 2.6.28-11 - and still...
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    On that you are correct... but Xorg still locks...

    On that you are correct... but Xorg still locks up.

    (II) RADEON(0): XAA Render acceleration unsupported on Radeon 9500/9700 and newer. Please use EXA instead.

    In regards to the kernel - it's...
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    Surely that would help... the non-functional...

    Surely that would help... the non-functional one... it's been a long day.

    The default according to radeon manual and Xorg.0.log is EXA - I tried specifying XAA - and Xorg.0.log said it wasn't...
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    My Device section from xorg.conf (UseFBDev option...

    My Device section from xorg.conf (UseFBDev option removed):

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "radeon"
    Option "NoAccel" "true"
    EndSection

    Xorg.0.log:...
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    I so wish it was that simple, but radeonfb was...

    I so wish it was that simple, but radeonfb was something I had just started playing with today... I've removed it from the startup, and blacklisted in blacklist-framebuffers.conf as per a normal...
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    pastebin as requested: http://pastebin.ca/1522174...

    pastebin as requested: http://pastebin.ca/1522174

    I pulled the relevant parts below, in case you don't want to dig through all of it...


    #:~$ dmesg |grep drm
    [ 10.596553] [drm] Initialized...
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    Started with dpkg -reconfigure -phigh...

    Started with dpkg -reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg to get a clean xorg.conf... Then added:


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "radeon"
    Option "NoAccel" "true"...
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    I went that direction for a bit as well... I...

    I went that direction for a bit as well... I usually install all ati/radeon drivers, and then specify ati in the xorg.conf - technically that's a driver wrapper and should load the correct module...
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    /boot, and / are always wiped and formatted......

    /boot, and / are always wiped and formatted... /home is rarely. But, I get this consistent behavior through a LiveCD as well.

    If it did have to do with my /home partition, I should still be able...
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    Jaunty was very good at detecting my hardware and...

    Jaunty was very good at detecting my hardware and installing the Open Source Radeon driver right out of the box. The Radeon driver was good enough for the most part, basic 3D functionality - nothing...
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    Can't get out of VESA...

    I have an:

    ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]

    currently on Jaunty. I tried installing the 9.6 drivers, and I know it's not supported - this laptop is a litle over 3 years old, I...
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