Radeon: random bits of pixmaps with XAA, fixed with EXA

Juliusz Chroboczek Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr
Mon May 26 09:46:59 PDT 2008

Running Debian's xserver-xorg-video-ati version 1:6.8.0-1 on AMD64 on
a radeon 9600, I'm occasionally seeing random bits of pixmaps in
Firefox windows.  This is fixed by setting

        Option          "AccelMethod" "EXA"

in my config file.  (Thanks to Julien for suggesting that.)

I understand that nobody is much interested in fixing XAA, which is
why I'm not providing any further details.

I'm wondering if the time hasn't come to make EXA the default...


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