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Re: having problems with x-acceleration

On Sam, 2003-03-01 at 19:42, stamp wrote:
> i have one of the new ibooks (12", 800mhz, radeon m7).
> after reading some howto's i installed xserver-xfree86-dri-trunk,
> xlibmesa3-dri-trunk and drm-trunk-module-src (and compiled the
> drivers).
> now without the radeon-kernel-module avaiable (or with the old,
> incompatible one) everything is running fine, but x is not
> accelerated.
> with the correct radeon driver module (V1.7.0) i get a very strange
> behaviour: when i start x (with startx), the whole machine seems to
> freeze (the screen turns black and i'm no more able to switch
> consoles. but it is still possible to log in with ssh.
> looking at 'ps axu', X seems to hang in a loop (uses 99.9% cpu).

You probably need to make sure the agpgart kernel module is loaded
before the radeon kernel module. To that end, I have created a file
/etc/modutils/drm containing

below   radeon  agpgart

and run update-modules.

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

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