[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 18.104.22.168
jesse.barnes at intel.com
Mon Feb 11 15:02:21 PST 2008
On Monday, February 11, 2008 2:53 pm Alan W. Irwin wrote:
> On 2008-02-08 12:11-0800 Alan W. Irwin wrote:
> > On 2008-02-05 17:50-0800 Jesse Barnes wrote:
> >> Here's the first of what I hope will be very few 2.2.1 pre-releases.
> >> We've fixed lots of bugs since 2.2.0, including some nasty regressions.
> >> Please give it a try, especially if you have open bugs, since several
> >> are in need of re-verification with the latest bits.
> > For my g33 chipset and X server software from Debian unstable, this
> > version allows me to startx without problems (a big step forward from
> > 2.2.0), and X/KDE seems reliable thereafter for both 2D and 3D with one
> > exception. X/KDE becomes unreliable if I switch to the console with
> > ctrl-alt-F1 (which works fine) and then attempt to switch back to X/KDE
> > with alt-F7.
> > Details at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14430.
> > My thanks to the Intel driver development team for the progress they have
> > made so far since 2.2.0.
> All the above was with the traditional XAA.acceleration method set by
> Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
> in the xorg.conf file. I tried the experiment of commenting that out (to
> obtain the "default" EXA acceleration method), and the above bug persisted
> with exactly the same symptoms. Furthermore, if I avoided that bug by not
> attempting to switch to the console after "startx" then after an hour of
> light desktop use X locked up completely with EXA. Details at
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14464 since apparently that
> is a separate problem from the above bug.
> In sum, at least for my g33 hardware the 2.2.1 pre-release needs more work
> for at least two issues. Until those issues are fixed, I can still use X
> if I avoid switching to a console, and if I avoid EXA (i.e., use XAA). I
> am bringing this up on list to inform other g33 users of these Intel 2.2.x
> driver issues and just in case similar issues with these latest Intel
> drivers show up for other Intel hardware.
Ok, thanks for the info. We'll track these issues in the bugs you filed...
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