Re: 126.96.36.199-kernel on Powerbook G4?
On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 03:13:38PM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > > 2.6.8 and unstable xfree86 apparently hates the Radeon 9600 - the system
> > > > freezes quite often when panning horizontally in the browser window. Not
> > > > to mention screen flicker in the console (though 2.6.7 also had that).
> > >
> > > does disabling the dri solve the issue ? I ask because i had another case
> > > where apparently it tried to launch the dri/drm on such a card, which
> > > naturally doesn't work.
> > Good point. Disabling dri doesn't make it worse but I'll have to watch it
> > for a while yet. I'll keep you posted.
> I haven't had a hang in a day or two - disabling DRI was key to getting a
> stable system. Should I bug the Xfree team to omit the dri module from the
> X modules list on powerpc?
No, unless you make it depending on Radeon 9600 or higher, and even on x86,
the same problems seem to happen.
The correct solution would be for X not to try to initialize DRI or drm when
an unsupoprted card is there.