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Re: ibook g4, no success with the radeon driver.

On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 15:36, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 20:27, Chris Anderson wrote:
> > 
> > Ok, I had a chance to rebuild the kernel and try it out with
> > CONFIG_DRM=y and CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=y. I also moved radeonfb to a module
> Why? You need it.

I was under the impression having both the radeonfb driver and radeon
driver loaded at the same time would cause a problem.

> > and removed the load line for DRI from my XF86Config. 
> Why, don't you want to enable the DRI?
> > Now if I build CONFIG_DRM_RADEON into the kernel (or load the radeon 
> > module built) 
> That shouldn't matter unless you enable the DRI.
> > and then start X I get my normal X session except it looks almost like 
> > there are scanlines in the display. They move around and if I exit X it 
> > looks like the display just smears, any files I have open after this 
> > seem to get corrupted and filled with ^@ sometimes (ex: my XF86Config-4 
> > and my pan config files). 
> You're saying it locks up, and the filesystem is corrupted after the
> reboot?

Yes, X locks (and I get the ugly smearing effect) and I have to reboot.
Sometimes files are corrupted when I check them after rebooting. This
only seems to affect files that were accessed from within X however.

> > At this point I'm out of ideas for what to do next.
> Try my dri-trunk-sid packages, or in the not unlikely event that I'm
> misunderstanding you, please state clearly what you are trying to
> achieve and provide the relevant information.

Should I downgrade to the sid XFree86 or install the dri-drunk-sid
packages over the experimental 4.3 server?

As for what I'm trying to achieve, my goal is to get the radeon X driver
working with 3d acceleration.

> -- 
> Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
> Software libre enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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