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Re: X freeze on new iBook

On Fri, 2002-07-05 at 09:48, Reto Wyss wrote:
> recently i bought myself one of these new ibooks 700 12" Combo with an ATI
> Radeon Mobility LY (AGP) card. i installed debian on it, and everything
> went fine.
> it was a bit harder to get X working. it works now, but not accelerated.
> i'm using the kernel 2.4.19-rc1-ben0, and i downloaded, compiled and
> installed XFree86 4.2.0.
> now, the story is the following. when i start up X, everything goes fine,
> however when i look into the log, it says that AGP is not available and
> later on that direct rendering is disabled. this is confirmed by glxinfo.
> an lsmod reveals that the agpgart module was not loaded. so i load it by
> hand and try again. now X comes up again but ... the mouse cursor looks
> like a bar-code, and the background has a very strange, irregular greenish
> pattern. at this stage i can still tear it down, however if i start X
> using startx (running kde) X freezes. running top remotely yields that X
> is using 100% cpu. when i check the log this time everything seems fine,
> AGP was found, DRI enabled and so on.

DRI doesn't work out of the box, you need
http://www.penguinppc.org/~daenzer/XFree86-4.2/ and the DRM from a
current benh kernel.

Beware that AGP will likely be unstable, just don't use it in that case.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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