ATI +Gnome + CompizFusion = X crash
Felipe Lotas Asta
slurpamela at hotmail.com
Sun May 17 04:48:16 PDT 2009
> Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 11:33:12 -0400
> Subject: Re: ATI +Gnome + CompizFusion = X crash
> From: alexdeucher at gmail.com
> To: slurpamela at hotmail.com
> CC: xorg at freedesktop.org
> On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Felipe Lotas Asta
> <slurpamela at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi there.
> > I've been looking for some weeks for a solution for this, and have
> > asked
> > in two forums but got no solution.
> > I have:
> > ArchLinux
> > Gnome 2.26.1
> > xorg-server 1.6.1-1
> > xorg-server-utils 7.4-6
> > compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.8.2-1
> > compiz-fusion-plugins-extra 0.8.2-1
> > ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
> > xf86-video-ati 6.12.2-2
> > The problem is that Compiz is very unstable. Some weeks ago it was
> > working smoothly. Then came some Xorg, xf86-video-ati and Compiz
> > updates
> > all of a sudden and compiz started to crash very frequently, logging
> > me
> > out to GDM. Then came some more updates and thing has become better
> > but
> > still is crashing. Facts:
> > 1. Starting Gnome session with Compiz-fusion but without Fusion-icon
> > works for a while. Then, suddenly, X crashes and I get back to GDM.
> > 2. If I start Gnome with Metacity everything works nice, but as soon
> > as
> > I run compiz-fusion with fusion-icon it logs me out.
> > 3. No error messages on Xorg.log.
> > 4. I tried to run Fusion-icon from terminal redirecting the output
> > to a
> > file to see if there is some error message but got no luck... no
> > message
> > at all.
> > 5. I don't know where to look at for the error, neither know how to
> > know
> > if it's a bug and, in that case, if that's related to gnome, compiz,
> > xorg, xf86-video-ati or what... But in the compiz-fusion forum I was
> > told that probably is a Xorg bug.
> > 6. If I remove the "EXA" acceleration method or change it for "XAA"
> > then
> > X doesn't crash but i cannot play videos and performance is worse.
> > Any information needed just ask, please. Thanks for everything...
> Do you know what versions of the packages you were using previously?
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No, sorry. I got this problem and after trying to solve it I got sick and reinstalled the system thinking that that would work, so I lost all the information about updates...
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