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Date:      Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:44:30 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        "Michael D. Norwick" <mnorwick@centurytel.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Problem with an ATI x2900 video adapter
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1104100039170.58000@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <4DA1156B.3080702@centurytel.net>
References:  <4DA1156B.3080702@centurytel.net>

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On Sun, 10 Apr 2011, Michael D. Norwick wrote:

> surprised this afternoon when, while the installation of gnome2 was working, 
> I think it was building GCC 4.4 and friends, the HP 2010i LCD monitor I use 
> on the machine appeared to lose the input to its DVI port.  The HD activity 
> light was still flickering so I let it continue and waited a hour or so for 
> it to quit indicating activity before I pressed the reset button.

Sounds like the video card went into power save.  Pressing a shift key 
might have brought it back.

> I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this or, if a PR is 
> necessary against the Xorg radeon driver.

It's not clear whether you were running in the console or X.  If X 
wasn't even installed yet, the radeon driver could not have been at 
fault.



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