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Bug#342053: DirectFrameBuffer crashes on PPC systems if HW accelerated drivers are used

Sven Luther wrote:
On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 03:32:28PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:

severity 342053 important

Lowering the severity of this bug to important.
This issue is the main reason that g-i is only provided as experimental mini.iso for powerpc. However, that does not make RC for the package as a whole.

Notice: Do we have a proof that by disabling acceleration, the issue goes away ?
I remember in extremadura that by booting the system by hand into text mode
and then launching the graphical mode made it work, so i am not sure that we
have only this as issue, not sure.

Last times the g-i was tested on PPC, it turned tout that

  Known good : radeonfb, vesafb (or whatever x86 uses).
  Known bad : atyfb, nvidiafb

when acceleration was enabled.
But that was with GTKDFB 2.0.9 and DFB 0.9.22, while now we have DFB 0.9.25 and GTK 2.8.20 and many bugs got fixed. This is the most serious bug affecting g-i on PPC, and i wasn't able to fix it because i have no PPC HW. Sven, do you think can give the PPC g-i a try? i will help you on debugging it as much as i can.


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