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Re: Some annoying problems with ATi Radeon 7200!

On Don, 2002-11-07 at 22:11, Manuel Bilderbeek wrote:
> Michel Dänzer wrote:
> goemon:/usr/src# dpkg -i
> drm-trunk-module-2.4.19-k7_10.00.Custom+2002.10.02-1_i386.deb
> (Reading database ... 88700 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking drm-trunk-module-2.4.19-k7 (from
> drm-trunk-module-2.4.19-k7_10.00.Custom+2002.10.02-1_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing
> drm-trunk-module-2.4.19-k7_10.00.Custom+2002.10.02-1_i386.deb (--install):
>    trying to overwrite
> `/lib/modules/2.4.19-k7/kernel/drivers/char/drm/tdfx.o', which is also
> in package kernel-image-2.4.19-k7

kernel-image-2.4.19-k7 also contains some DRM modules, use
--force-overwrite .

>  > D'oh, I meant Option "SWcursor" of course. The device section is the
>  > right place.
> YES! This solves the problem!
> So, what could be the cause of the problem and what is the disadvantage 
> of the SWcursor? (I guess it's slower in some way...)

HW cursor is better for various reasons. I've never heard of such a
problem before. You may want to report it to the Xpert list.

> I never knew this was a valid option for the Driver. Is there a list of 
> options somewhere?

In the source. :) Other drivers have manpages, the radeon driver not yet
unfortunately. Someone posted a draft to the Xpert list a while ago,
would be nice if that would make it into 4.3.0 .

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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