[Bug 67487] Re: [edgy][regression][rv280] black screen and console freeze when X starts

Cyrus Jones daradib at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 21:53:21 UTC 2006

I'm not to sure if this will solve anything, but I'll give it a shot.
I have an AMD Athlon64 processor and PCI-E ATI Radeon X800. Using Kubuntu 6.06 64-bit (not 6.10) Live CD, I get a similar problem (though I tested and got the same problem with Kubuntu 6.06 32-bit). Right before KDE should load, the Kubuntu loading freezes. This is what I did:

Ctrl + Alt +F1
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx fglrx-control
sudo aticonfig --initial
Make sure xorg.conf Section "Device" has driver fglrx or ati
If it does not work, change the driver to the other driver said above (fglrx to ati or ati to fglrx)

After installing Kubuntu, I had to do the above steps again.
I should mention that when I upgraded to 6.10, the problem reappeared. Doing these steps again fixed it.
I am going to check if I can find if this or a variation of the steps to work on the Edgy Live CD (but right now I've run out of CDs- LOL).
Hopefully this helps.

[edgy][regression][rv280] black screen and console freeze when X starts

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