What to blame for ATI lockups after upgrade ?
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 09:57:52 PST 2007
On Dec 28, 2007 5:31 PM, Frédéric L. W. Meunier
<lists2006 at pervalidus.net> wrote:
> 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 126.96.36.199 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
> 6.7.196 ?
Well, it should act the same as previous versions with that option.
If it doesn't then you'll probably want to file a bug and attach your
xorg log and config along with any other relevant info.
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