OEM install with fglrx driver preinstalled causes garbage display

Bug #330188 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2009-02-16
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

During the Dell OEM factory installation, AMD or NVIDIA drivers are pre-installed. Running through oem-config for the first time causes the system to freeze at the last screen.

The root cause appears to be that gdm is getting invoked before the X server is properly closed from the first session.

Some drivers (particularly AMD's) don't handle multiple X servers well.

The solution is to just let the normal GDM init script start GDM and not invoke it during OEM config.

Changed in dell:
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package fglrx-installer - 2:8.573-0ubuntu4

fglrx-installer (2:8.573-0ubuntu4) jaunty; urgency=low

  * debian/xorg-driver-fglrx.postinst:
    - Transition start of atieventsd with priority 31. It needs to start after
      GDM and oem-config to ensure there aren't any lockups. (LP: #330188)
  * debian/rules:
    - Start atieventsd at 31.

 -- Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:52:25 -0600

Changed in fglrx-installer:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in dell:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in somerville:
status: New → Fix Released
no longer affects: dell
Timothy R. Chavez (timrchavez) wrote :

The bug task for the somerville project has been removed by an automated script. This bug has been cloned on that project and is available here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1305926

no longer affects: somerville
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