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Re: any ETA on improved ATI drivers?

On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Saturday 04 July 2009, Frank Cox wrote:
> >On Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:05:14 -0400
> >
> >Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> Me 3.  But in my case, once it starts, only a reboot will stop it.
> >> Using the radeonhd driver with an HD2400 Pro card.
> >
> >I am running F11 with a Radeon X1950 Pro card and haven't had any problems
> > at all with the comes-with-Fedora video driver.  I didn't have to
> > do a thing to get it working with my wide-screen monitor when I
> > installed F11 on this computer, and I haven't had to do anything
> > with it since.
> >
> But your card is not an HD family card.  That would seem to be the
> operative keyword.  It works ok for days at a time.  But when it
> starts that, I may as well just do a graceful reboot & be done with
> it.

  there are currently two issues with radeon drivers that i've been
involved with, either reporting in BZ or suffering from.

  the first -- which i'm willing now to admit isn't a video driver
issue after all -- is the screen on my laptop just going dark
arbitrarily, even while i'm in the middle of work, so it's not a
screensaver issue.  as someone else suggested, it's more likely a
power management issue.

  the other issue -- which is still happening -- is that when i'm
working in the gnome desktop, trying to do something *suddenly* (a
quick window resize, or drag and drop) will cause the cursor to change
to the 4-way arrow, then give extremely slow response to moving, at
which point the rest of the session is frozen.  the cursor can still
be moved very slowly, but nothing else is available.  a reboot seems
to be required.


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