I just spent a few hours trying to find out what the problem is with my Debian. I just replaced Fedora Core 3 to Debian unstable on my notebook. It’s a HP nx9010, equipped with Radeon IGP:
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 340M
There was no video from noatun and xine. After some googling around I found that my DRI is not working. Great.
However, all is fine now. I found this great site http://www.nixnuts.net/files/README.txt
Basically what I have to do was add these to my
deb http://www.nixnuts.net/files/ ./ deb-src http://www.nixnuts.net/files/ ./
and do this:
# apt-get -u install xlibmesa-gl1-dri-trunk
This fixes everything, even the annoying flickers on my screen on high resolutions. Now I can enjoy 1280×1024 on external monitor! 😀
Good job John Lightsey, thanks a bunch!
p/s – Somehow I find that Debian runs faster on my laptop compared to Fedora. 😐
Note: This effectively changes your X server to Xorg instead of XFree86.