Lockup on X server start with Radeon on X.org 6.9
kmshanah at disenchant.net
Tue Jan 17 04:33:05 PST 2006
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 09:57:38AM +1030, Kevin Shanahan wrote:
> Quick summary:
> - Hardware is a Radeon Mobility M6 LY, x86
> - Had no problems with xorg 6.8.2, only since upgrade to 6.9 (Debian)
> - Starting X with Load "dri" in the module section almost always hard
> locks the system (say 95% of the time).
> - If I manage to get in that 5% that works, the server is perfectly
> stable to use, including GL apps (GLQuake is what I'm mostly using).
> - Without the dri module loaded, the server starts most of the time
> (say 95%), but it does seem to occasionally lock up as well. It's
> possible that these cases might have been due to incomplete reset of
> the video card after a previous lockup with dri, but I did always
> power off the laptop between boots, since alt-sysrq-b doesn't work
> with these lockups.
> - VT switching away from the x-server seems okay, but switching back
> again usually locks up the machine.
For those who didn't see on dri-devel, the lockups on startup and VT
switch were both solved by using benh's patch from here:
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