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Re: DSA-1494-1 - Graphics errors

Thomas Hungenberg schrieb am 14.02.2008 15:40:
> I was using linux-image-2.6.18-5 on my Thinkpad notebook (ATI graphics)
> without problems.
> Now I installed linux-image-2.6.18-6 from DSA-1494-1.
> After booting the new kernel version, I experienced graphics errors
> (horizontal lines below the mouse pointer) and X.org eats up lots of
> CPU ressources.
> With the old kernel version everything still runs fine.
> Anyone having similar problems with the new kernel version?

Problem solved:
I am using the fglrx driver for x.org and did not notice that the
corresponding kernel module was not build and installed correctly
with m-a for the new kernel version.
After installing the fglrx kernel module correctly everything runs
fine with the new kernel.

I am a little bit surprised that - apart from small graphics errors
and some performance issues - the fglrx driver runs fine without
the kernel module.
I thought that starting x.org would fail if the kernel module is not

    - Thomas

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