Fedora 12 updates-testing report

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 10:03:17 UTC 2009


On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:16:17 +1100, Rodd wrote:

> >  xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd-1.3.0-3.15.20091112git.fc12 (FEDORA-2009-11518)
> >  Xorg X11 radeonhd driver for AMD GPG r5xx/r6xx Chipsets

> > Fixes backlight issue, and other things.

> Hmmm, I tried this build and it doesn't work for me.
> 
> It seems to want to, but I just see lines down the screen and a large
> square enmeshed in the screen where the cursor should be.
> 
> Yes, I know I shouldn't be using radeonhd and that radeon is the 'one
> true driver' but radeonhd has had some interesting power management
> added to it and as a laptop user I'm keen to see if they extend my
> (slowly) improving battery life and I'm also aware the pm in radeon
> isn't great (or might be missing all together).
> 
> So, this shouldn't be rolled out as far as I'm concerned, but how do I
> say so?

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