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Re: DRM on iMac with UNSTABLE

Finally got around to taking your advice and installed the
dri-trunk-sid packages:


and compiled and installed the modules.

However, still no joy:  it doesn't fail as early as it did but X
takes up so much cpu power logging into gnome that the system

This is with a iMac DVD SE Summer 2000 (r128) running unstable.  

Like I said a while back, DRI has worked very well on this machine
under X 4.1 but since the upgrade to unstable, it's failed.  The X
log says the dri is enabled, but at the price of a frozen system.

any other tips?



On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 01:53:28PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mit, 2003-05-07 at 23:11, Joss Winn wrote:
> > I've tried the 'XaaNo...' options you suggested.  These are the
> > minimum options I can use to have X start up without freezing.
> > 
> > 
> > (**) R128(0): Option "XaaNoScreenToScreenCopy"
> > (**) R128(0): Option "XaaNoSolidFillRect"
> > (**) R128(0): Option "XaaNoMono8x8PatternFillRect"
> > 
> > 
> > The X log shows that Direct Rendering is then enabled at 16bit.  
> > However, xglgears freezes the system and in general windows are slower 
> > to draw (i.e. acceleration is not working)
> Yeah, you've basically disabled 2D acceleration. :) Sounds like a
> general instability with DRI enabled. I don't know why that would be,
> the only suggestion I can make is to try the DRM from
> drm-trunk-module-src (and possibly the rest of the dri-trunk-sid
> packages as well) and see if it works any better.
> -- 
> Earthling Michel Dänzer   \  Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
> Software libre enthusiast  \     http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer


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