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Bug#440376: xserver-xorg-video-ati: acceleration method "exa" freezes the computer

On Sat, 01 Sep 2007 09:12:08 +0200, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org> wrote:

Jiří Paleček wrote:
Option "AccelMethod" "exa"

and when I run xserver with this option, it very soon freezes the
even if I'm in the console. It begins by not accepting keyboard input,
the console I'm in accepts input longer.

Does it freeze with 6.6.193-2 and EXA ? The old package is available at

No, it doesn't.

(it was already built for the new xserver-xorg-core in experimental).

I don't understand -- I have xserver-xorg-core 1.3.0 from unstable.

This test would help us know whether the problem appeared in the new ati
driver or in the Xserver.

(I guess you were not using EXA before 6.7.19x since it was often slower
than XAA)

I did use exa even before, but frankly, didn't notice it was slower or faster
than anything.

    Jiri Palecek

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