[Mesa-dev] Problems with radeon driver under KDE-4.7.2
michel at daenzer.net
Mon Dec 5 08:57:00 PST 2011
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On Son, 2011-11-27 at 15:15 +0100, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> I just upgraded to KDE-4.7.2 and Linux-3.1 and mostly when using Firefox, I
> get issues like a stall screen, then a short blank screen and then it works
> some time until that happens again.
> The kernel log then shows something like:
> WARNING: at drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_fence.c:267
> Hardware name: TravelMate 6592
> GPU lockup (waiting for 0x00158B0E last fence id 0x00158B0C)
> So far, I think it's great that it can recover pretty fine most of the time
> I now upgraded to Linux-3.1.3 and looked at the KDE setting about the possible
> cause for this. New to me was the desktop effect setting about using
> "OpenGL-2-Shader". I deactivated it and its stable so far. Is this a know
Not that I know of. Which version of which Mesa driver are you using?
The output of glxinfo would be interesting.
> One other question: I saw that vdpau seems to be supported:
> [ 24.226] (II) RADEON(0): [DRI2] VDPAU driver: r600
> What exactly is needed to use this? I tried "mplayer -vo vdpau" but that only
> gives me:
> Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_r600.so: cannot open shared object file:
> No such file or directory
> [vdpau] Error when calling vdp_device_create_x11: 1
> Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
> Where can I get this file. Latest Debian does not seem to have it...
You need to build Mesa Git with at least --enable-vdpau. But note that
it's still rather experimental and may not be useful to you, e.g. it can
only decode MPEG 1/2 with the help of GPU shaders so far.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast | Debian, X and DRI developer
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