Bug#374986: Removing "dri" preset for recent ATI radeon cars

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Fri Nov 17 08:03:21 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 13:21 +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote: 
> What do you think about simply removing the dri module if a recent ATI
> card has been detected? The entry may even be there, but commented. The
> reason is simple, it still causes trouble with dying (system locking) X
> server, and for many people the stuff does not work anyway without the
> non-free driver. 

Not in my experience nor according to what I hear upstream. Even here
I'd expect more similar reports if this was the case.

> I heard rumors about beta quality support for some X800 chips 
> but not much more.

I'm not aware of any remaining known upstream stability issues with any
whole series of supported non-integrated Radeon cards. It's true though
that there will always be issues with specific setups (combination of
graphics card and motherboard chipset, ...), avoiding these would
require not enabling the DRI by default regardless of the hardware or

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