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Bug#386989: PageFlip causes graphic freezes after a while


Am Samstag, den 21.04.2007, 01:38 +0200 schrieb Brice Goglin:
> Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > because of the probably related bug 385366 I’ve disabled PageFlip,
> > because it is my work machine and I’d rather avoid crashes. I could
> > reconfirm that bug with the current version, though. 
> >
> > After my last message there (16.3.), I disabled PageFlip and had neither
> > a spurious crash nor a crash with osd.
> >   
> In case you have some time to look at bugs #385366 and #386989 again,
> xserver-xorg-core 1.3 is now in unstable with mesa 6.5.2-4. There is
> also xserver-xorg-video-ati 6.6.191 in experimental.

Thanks for the notice. I just enabled PageFlip again and did a quick
test (running /usr/lib/xscreensaver/gears and causing some OSD action in
front of it). Without PageFlip I noticed that gears continued to run
just fine while with PageFlip on it slowed down considerably, but did
not crash. I will keep this setting now for a while and see if it is
indeed stable.

So I guess that bug #385366 might be fixed. Bug #386989 needs some more
testing with 3D apps.

By the way: Which setting is supposed to be better (as in faster)?
PageFlip on or off?

Thanks for your patience,

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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