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Bug#249277: xserver-xfree86: [r128] Terrible performance with DRI enabled

retitle 249277 xserver-xfree86: [ati/r128] DRI performance terrible, log fills with '(EE) R128(0): Idle timed out, resetting engine...' on Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS rev 0
tag 249277 + moreinfo upstream

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 01:18:54PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
> Severity: normal
> When I enable the dri module on my system the performance of the X
> server becomes completely unacceptable - things slow to the point where
> I can see individual things being rendered and there can be delays of
> many seconds before keypresses are responded to.  The CPU usage of the
> server goes through the roof.  Without DRI performance is completely
> acceptable.
> Looking at the server log everything seems normal during startup but
> there is a profusion of "(EE) R128(0): Idle timed out, resetting
> engine..." messages towards the end of the log.  A full copy of the log
> for a failed startup is below, along with one from my current startup
> where performance is fine.

There is reason to believe that the proposed fix for #236187 will fix
this problem as well.

Are you interested in building XFree86 from source yourself and letting
us know?

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