[Bug 24475] clutter applications are unusable with radeon/radeonhd

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Fri Apr 22 12:20:31 PDT 2011


--- Comment #2 from Mario Blättermann <mariobl at freenet.de> 2011-04-22 12:20:31 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Is this bug still relevant? At least on my system Clutter apps (GNOME Games,
> GNOME Shell) seems to work without problems.

Yes it is still relevant, unfortunately. On my Thinkpad T41 at least (ATI
Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]). All the Clutter
based apps cause problems, especially in the GNOME Shell I get black windows
only. Well, there seems to be some progress, compared with early versions of
gnome-shell: In some cases I can see the window content, for example in
Firefox. The Clutter based games (lightsoff etc.) don't show any usable
content. For this reason, the affected games were removed from the most

On the other hand, my video card with its 32 MB memory isn't completely unable
to give a reasonable OpenGL experience. I'm able to use Compiz, with some speed
restrictions anyway, but it works, although I prefer actually Fluxbox inside

May we expect any further progress for such graphics chipsets? In my case, I
don't have the freedom to use the proprietary ATI driver, because for this
chipset a driver was never written. And I don't expect to get such a driver in
the nearest future or later, due to the age of my laptop.

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