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RE: Fedora 10: Does KDE support Xinerama or Dual independent Head monitor configuration?



 
> If you're using a proprietary driver, try a Free one
> instead (radeon for ATI 
> stuff, nouveau for NVidia crap), those tend to have better
> support for 
> modern X.Org X11 standards. The proprietary crap is always
> lagging behind.
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 
> 
> -- 

Does not work as well as it should at least for me :(,  when I try to play a DVD with mplayer I get:

           ************************************************
           **** Your system is too SLOW to play this!  ****
           ************************************************

This on a computer with Quad Core CPU, 4 GB of Ram, 

	http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_7c13bb00-2ebf-42d9-b342-d91f26574bf1

And if it were not enough I tried to give it a chance, and generate an Xorg.conf file to see if I could get to work reasonably and I get kernel oops/panics like the one below

Kernel failure message 1:
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000008
IP: [<f8ebe481>] :nouveau:nouveau_channel_idle+0x3f/0x9b
*pdpt = 0000000033cc4001 *pde = 000000012f597067 
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP 
Modules linked in: nouveau drm slamr(P) ungrab_winmodem bridge stp bnep sco l2cap bluetooth sunrpc ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 ip6table_filter ip6_tables ipv6 cpufreq_ondemand acpi_cpufreq dm_multipath uinput snd_hda_intel snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event arc4 snd_seq ecb snd_seq_device crypto_blkcipher snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss firewire_ohci snd_pcm firewire_core crc_itu_t snd_timer snd_page_alloc snd_hwdep i2c_i801 sky2 i2c_core r8169 mii pata_jmicron snd soundcore iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support usb_storage rtl8187 mac80211 eeprom_93cx6 cfg80211 pcspkr ata_generic pata_acpi [last unloaded: microcode]
Mar 19 05:42:08 localhost kernel: Pid: 2970, comm: X Tainted: P          (2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.i686.PAE #1) P5K Deluxe
EIP: 0060:[<f8ebe481>] EFLAGS: 00213297 CPU: 2
EIP is at nouveau_channel_idle+0x3f/0x9b [nouveau]
EAX: 00000000 EBX: f3c89900 ECX: 00000010 EDX: fc002500
ESI: f596a800 EDI: 00000010 EBP: f3ca2e90 ESP: f3ca2e84
DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
Process X (pid: 2970, ti=f3ca2000 task=f4a60cd0 task.ti=f3ca2000)
Stack: f596a800 f3c89900 f5526000 f3ca2eac f8ebe575 9a56b520 00000036 ffffffea 
      fffffffe f3c89900 f3ca2eec f8ebeaac f596aa98 f5526000 f596a800 00000001 
      00000001 00000001 f442e300 10000000 00000000 00000000 f596a800 f596a800 
Call Trace:
[<f8ebe575>] ? nouveau_fifo_free+0x70/0x149 [nouveau]
[<f8ebeaac>] ? nouveau_fifo_alloc+0x3a5/0x3a7 [nouveau]
[<f8ec3704>] ? nouveau_dma_channel_init+0x86/0x52a [nouveau]
[<f8ebe3fc>] ? nouveau_card_init+0x72e/0x73f [nouveau]
[<f8ebe415>] ? nouveau_ioctl_card_init+0x8/0xb [nouveau]
[<f8dc4604>] ? drm_ioctl+0x1b0/0x225 [drm]
[<f8ebe40d>] ? nouveau_ioctl_card_init+0x0/0xb [nouveau]
[<c04a2868>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x50/0x69
[<c04a2abc>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x23b/0x247
[<c0500700>] ? selinux_file_ioctl+0x35/0x38
[<c04a2b08>] ? sys_ioctl+0x40/0x5c
[<c0408b8b>] ? sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x34
=======================
Code: 52 10 81 c2 00 25 00 00 8b 3a 8b 56 14 89 f9 83 e1 fe 8b 52 10 81 c2 00 25 00 00 89 0a ff 96 84 02 00 00 3b 43 04 74 29 8b 43 44 <8b> 48 08 8b 46 1c 8b 51 0c 8b 40 10 03 42 08 8b 18 8b 41 0c 8b 
EIP: [<f8ebe481>] nouveau_channel_idle+0x3f/0x9b [nouveau] SS:ESP 0068:f3ca2e84
---[ end trace ac414115b22fcdf6 ]---

I know you have a personal grudge against nvidia, but noveau is NOT THERE YET, wish it was, but it is not that one has to use proprietary drivers(which work well by the way, either directly from nvidia or rpmfusion) have used both and don't mind them a bit.  Wish you were right, but depending on the computer itself and the graphics card, YMMV.

Regards,

Antonio  


      


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