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Re: Broken video drivers in new modular X



The radeon driver is still broken, and only works without acceleration
(anything else causes hard lockup of the whole machine).
Will Xorg 7.0.0R3 be available for rawhide ?

- Erwin

On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 10:22 +0100, Erwin Rol wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 02:44 -0500, Sadda Teh wrote:
> > Hi all, just writing to say that on my Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop
> > (latest BIOS) with ATI Mobility M4 video the modular X vesa and r128
> > drivers do not work properly. 
> 
> My Radeon locks the machine hard, meaning no network, no nothing, only
> can press the reset/power switch. I have seen previous reports here with
> the same problem, but there was talk about that AGP might be the
> problem, but i have a PCIe card (01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI
> Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] ). 
> That card worked fine with the old Xorg before the switch to mod-X.
> 
> > When X is configured to use the vesa driver it comes up, but the
> > picture is distorted (looks like 2 vertical desktops overlapping one
> > another at various points, also colors are messed up). 
> 
> When i use the vesa driver i see things like that too. The icons of
> applications have the wrong colors (looks like R and G and B are
> switched) and they are also at the wrong place (shifted 20 pixels or
> so).
> 
> I am now running with the fbdev driver on top of the radeonfb this works
> but is of course not optimal. 
> 
> > As for trying to use the r128 driver, X cannot even load when
> > configured this way, it fails with an error along the lines of the
> > r128_drv.so could not be opened. Has anyone else seen issues like this
> > with the new modular X packages? Should I file bugs for these in
> > x.org's bugzilla? Thanks.
> 
> Well if it are really the same issues i dunno, but i sure have issues
> with mod X.
> 
> - Erwin
> 
> 


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