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Re: No more OpenGL with ATI R300 after upgrading to Debian testing

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:31:43AM +0100, Adi Kriegisch wrote:
> Hey!
> > >I recently upgraded a PowerPC machine to Debian testing and OpenGL no
> > >more works.
> [...]
> > The problem is actually in Mesa, see
> > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71789 .
> Same here; there is a debian bug entry too[1] and there are some patches
> with rather crude fixes somewhere in the discussion list[2] linked from the
> freedesktop bugtracker.
> (I attached the patches I use to rebuild mesa and make Jessie at least kind
> of useable on older ppc; speedwise my iMac still feels about two times
> slower than with Wheezy).
> >From what I have read, there are some architectural changes to support big
> endian architectures already in the freedesktop git repo, but adapting the
> drivers (r300) to make use of those is still in the works. So, for sure
> this will not make it into Jessie.

That's sad and thanks for the info and the patches. Unfortunately I shall
be away from the machine at least until Wednesday.

> btw. do you also experience issues with iceweasel (and icedove)[3]?

No. It works just fine...


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