ATI +Gnome + CompizFusion = X crash
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Sat May 16 08:33:12 PDT 2009
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
> in two forums but got no solution.
> I have:
> 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
> all of a sudden and compiz started to crash very frequently, logging
> out to GDM. Then came some more updates and thing has become better
> 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
> 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
> at all.
> 5. I don't know where to look at for the error, neither know how to
> 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"
> X doesn't crash but i cannot play videos and performance is worse.
> Any information needed just ask, please. Thanks for everything...
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