What to blame for ATI lockups after upgrade ?
Frédéric L. W. Meunier
lists2006 at pervalidus.net
Fri Dec 28 14:31:06 PST 2007
On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Dec 28, 2007 5:00 PM, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
>> I used XOrg 1.4 with ATI driver 6.7.196 without any problems
>> for a month. I upgraded to XOrg 220.127.116.11 on december 13 and to
>> ATI 6.7.197 on the 21.
>> On the 22, suddenly, while moving the mouse cursor, nothing
>> worked anymore. I could move the mouse, but it was like an "I"
>> and didn't do anything. The screen was apparently locked, as
>> the clock didn't get updated.
> Try disabling the DRI or changing the AGPMode. the newer ati driver
> switched back to AGP 1x mode by default, previous versions defaulted
> to whatever mode the bios set. Both seem to have stability problems
> on different cards.
> Option "AGPMode" "4"
I always had that option set in my xorg.conf (the card supports
8x, but the motherboard only 4x), so the solution would be to
disable DRI and, if I need DRI (I don't for now), return to
If neither work, I'll try what Daniel suggested.
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