Bug#441902: xserver-xorg-video-ati: 6.7.192-1~7.2 crashes xserver with xv video playback on compiz
Alec Robertson wrote:
> I'm running unstable but with the latest experimental ati driver from
> bgoglin that works with the xserver in unstable. Version 6.6.193 works
> fine with xv video and does not crash the xserver when I switch desktops
> in compiz (composite + aiglx + r300). But it does have problems switching
> back and forth from virtual terminals, so I have to disable pageflip.
> 6.7.192 fixes this virtual terminal problem, but when I'm playing videos
> with mplayer (or vlc) and I switch desktops then the xserver crashes.
Do you have a backtrace for this crash? (either at the end of the log,
or (better) with gdb)
> I've tried upgrading the necessary xorg components to 7.3 but this
> freezes my system when I exit the xserver with ctrl-alt-delete,
> requiring a hard reboot.
Is it actually a freeze? Or just the server not restoring the VT console
because it crashes before doing so (known bug in Xserver 1.4)?
Please try with Xserver 1.4 anyway. You're reporting a bug against a
package which has never been in Debian so far :/
> Section "Device"
> # add acpi_sleep=s3_bios to boot for resume
> Identifier "Card0"
> Driver "radeon"
> Option "AccelMethod" "XAA" # XAA (default,fast) or EXA (slow,buggy)
> Option "AGPMode" "4" # default is 1 (4x=firegl-t2)
> Option "GARTSize" "64" # default is 8 Mb
> Option "DynamicClocks" "on" # default is off (on=faster?)
> Option "RenderAccel" "off" # default is on (on=unsupported)
> Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" # default is undefined (required for compiz)
> #Option "EnablePageFlip" "on" # default is off (on=faster but can cause tearing)
> Option "VGAAccess" "off" # default is on (not required for radeonfb)
> Option "ColorTiling" "on" # default is on
You should try removing all these options.
You should try EXA instead of XAA too (especially with Xserver 1.4).