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Re: screen flashing to black every several seconds



Claude Jones wrote:
David Curry wrote:


I uninstalled the Radeon driver this am, and in the process it said it found an incompatibility between itself and an xorg lib with an '.so' ending, if that makes sense - it was about 4 am and I failed to write down the info.

I've been having a lot of trouble with the radeon driver also.


https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2556
and
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=150973

My only progress was to download and replace versions of the ati and radeon drivers from a particular website menioned in the bug reports and X worked excellent comparative to the drivers in the FC rpm binary packages or when compiled again. I also compiled the src.rpms with the same results. (crashes, lockups and other problems.)

I also pulled in from cvs the source and performed a make World followed by a "make install" and the performance/failures were the same. The difference noted between the CVS compiled version (locally) and the binary version from the FC repositories left the FC version way ahead in reference to performance. so I assume that something is being broken when compiling with FC either by the developers or a do-it-yourself compilation.
The binaries added to either prevented the screen from bombing and they were compiled from neither an RH build system or on an FC users system. Why they in fireign binary form and not on FC baffles me.


File a bug report for either freedesk.org and/or bugzilla.redhat.com that comes close to the solution. For going back to an earlier xorg-x11 version, see below.


The problem remains. So, I'm thinking that I should
revert to the previous xorg version (the current one has an ati video driver update included, according to what I read), and then reinstall the current version??? Does that make sense? If so, any suggestion about how to roll back an xorg version? Will the rpm -e do it?


Download all the xorg related rpms into a local directory and then run the command below from within this directory where you placed the rpms.

rpm -Uvh *.rpm --oldpackage

while you are root and preferably you are out of X and in a terminal. This should replace the new packages with the older versions. If you find that there are additional programs/libraries that also need to be rolled back, place these rpms within this directory and repeat the command above again.

I would *not* advice rpm -e or yum erase for going back in X versioning.

Good luck,

Jim




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