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Date:      Sun, 10 Apr 2011 09:15:40 -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.2.00.1104100908190.59653@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <4DA1ABC5.2040902@centurytel.net>
References:  <4DA1156B.3080702@centurytel.net> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1104100039170.58000@wonkity.com> <4DA1ABC5.2040902@centurytel.net>

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On Sun, 10 Apr 2011, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
> On 04/10/11 06:44, Warren Block wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
>
> Yes, Xorg was running with gdm and gnome2.  I was building packages from 
> ports in a gterm.
> No, no combination of Shift-Fn or <Meta-key>-Fn did anything.  The keyboard 
> was active as the Caps-Lock and Num-Lock lights worked.
> The monitor power save features are disabled.

Maybe xscreensaver?  Whatever's causing it, it's not a common problem.

> I wonder if the Linux Catalyst Control Center app. from ATI would work under 
> VirtualBox-OSE?

No, the hardware is virtualized to the VM.



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