Bug#180107: xserver-xfree86: ATI Radeon 7500: SEGV at random times, esp in xlock
On Die, 2003-03-11 at 00:54, Jeffrey Baker wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 12:40:08AM +0100, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 04:29, Jeffrey Baker wrote:
> > > In 4.2.1-7 prerelease packages, this bug now causes the
> > > machine to lock hard.
> > Does this also happen with DRI disabled?
> > > I have also determined that the trigger of this bug is the NerveRot
> > > XScreenSaver hack, possible with the default or the "dense" settings.
> > > Give it a try, lock your machine hard.
> > I can't reproduce this with a pre-4.3.0 server on a Radeon 7500
> > Mobility. Can you try the 4.3.0 packages from
> > http://penguinppc.org/~daniels/README ?
> If you read upthread, the packager believes the bug to be
> fixed in 4.3.0.
I read that of course; I'd still be interested to know if you can verify
> As for DRI, I don't know why it would be involved since Nerverot is not
> a GL screensaver.
The DRI has an impact on 2D acceleration as well. I don't remember ever
hearing of a lockup with DRI disabled.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast