Bug#394716: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Compiz freezes the machine when starting

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Mon Oct 23 03:48:27 PDT 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-22 at 19:50 +0200, Carlos Barros wrote:
> Setup X to use DRI, glx* works ok, but when I start the compiz, a hard lock
> of the machine happend. Does not respond to ping.
> Kernel 2.6.18 from unstable, but happens the same thing using 2.6.17 from
> testing.

Anything interesting in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old or /var/log/kern.log
after reboot? (You may have to re-mount the filesystem that contains
these files with -o sync for them to contain all the output before the

BTW, does this happen regardless of whether you start the X server with
fglrx before?

> And the external VGA connector was not plugged (i.e. not dual screens)

That may not make a difference if you force MergedFB on.

> 	## Si hay problemas poner esta opcion en false
> 	Option		"EnablePageFlip"	"true"

Have you tried following this advice? :)

> 	Option		"DynamicClocks"		"true"
> 	Option		"BIOSHotKeys"		"on"
> 	Option		"MergedFB"		"true"

Does not enabling any of these options make any difference?

PS: Which version of libgl1-mesa-dri is installed?

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

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