For the past months, I had a huge issue with My debian based system.
I got a Radeon 5770 graphical card and here are some more information:
[airballman@crunchbang:~]$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Juniper [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
On startup, I would have 15/20 seconds of errors flooding my boot screen.
Here is the Error log, repeated again and again:
[drm:radeon_ttm_backend_bind] *ERROR* failed to bind 1 pages at 0x0040F000 [TTM] Couldn't bind backend. radeon 0000:01:00.0: object_init failed for (4096, 0x00000002) [drm:radeon_gem_object_create] *ERROR* Failed to allocate GEM object (4096, 2, 4096, -22)
The problem as quite annoying, even causing graphical startup failures. . . I searched a lot for a solution and asked for some help.
I tried lots of stuff, from installing new free drivers to the proprietary ati solution. The latter solved the problem, but caused mouse freezes. . .
After a lot of problems, DarthWound finally gave my the good way to solve it !
The problem was coming from Plymouth, and removing it would remove the error :
$ sudo apt-get remove plymouth
The con of this method is that you will lose your beautiful startup image. . .
Let me know if you find a better solution !
You may see the effect on my screen here :