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

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Sun Nov 19 06:10:57 PST 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 22:43 +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Michel Dänzer [Fri, Nov 17 2006, 05:03:21PM]:
> > 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.
> Hm? The one you commented today on
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8243 is at least one of
> such kind.

See the rest of my post. The reporter of that bug doesn't even have a
card from the range you suggested disabling the DRI for. The symptoms
are very generic and can be caused by a wide range of specific problems.
You have yet to demonstrate a systematic problem independent of specific
system setup.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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