Unresponsive system on boot with radeon + FireGL v7700
Submitted by Luke
Assigned to Default DRI bug account
I'm using a FireGL V7700 with Arch Linux x64. When booting to a command line, when drivers are loaded, the screen goes into power saving mode, and the system becomes unresponsive.
Booting with `nomodeset' works OK. If I run "$ modprobe radeon modeset=1", the screen goes power saving mode, the system stops responding to open ssh session(s), and the caps lock key no longer works (kernel panic?).
I've also tested with a Puppy Linux Live-CD, with the same results (unresponsive on driver load).
I've tested a HD 4650 in the same system, and everything works fine.
$ lspci -v | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV670 GL [FireGL V7700] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])