The hwe stacks are created for purpose, so with 16.04.2 being almost out
I doubt this will be backported to non-hwe. Closing as fixed.
** Changed in: xserver-xorg-video-r128 (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Fix Released
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xf86-video-r128 6.10.0 breaks rage 128 pro ultra
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I ran into this bug on Xenial LTS which left xorg unable to start.
It was fixed upstream in 6.10.1, so when I installed the the hwe
package, it worked just fine. Perhaps LTS needs to be updated to the
This bug is particularly frustrating because xorg fails without an
obvious problem. There wasn't much to search for, so it took me days
before I happened across the bug report at netbsd.org. I'd say that
makes for an even more compelling case to update the LTS package.
What happens is that xorg immediately exits. Xorg.0.log shows a normal
startup, finds a bunch of modes, and then exits with the message,
"(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration." without
any indication of modes being rejected.
I tried all sorts of workarounds vaguely related to mode detection,
but none of them would work.
Here's the mailing list discussion surrounding the bug. The Xorg.0.log
excerpts in the discussion were exactly what I saw here, so I'll just
refer to that: http://gnats.netbsd.org/50599
Let me know if I need to use ubuntu-bug xserver-xorg-video-r128
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
03:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
Rage128 [Xpert 128 PCI] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Xpert 128
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Memory at fe6fc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Expansion ROM at fe6c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [5c] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: aty128fb
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