Bug#421572: xserver-xorg-video-ati: loads dri module which is disabled in the config -> crash

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Mon Apr 30 00:37:40 PDT 2007

reassign 421572 xserver-xorg-core 2:

On Mon, 2007-04-30 at 09:25 +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.6.3-2
> Severity: important
> Hello, I still suffer from bug 374986 and the X server still goes nuts
> when dri driver is loaded, leading to a complete keyboard&console screwup.
> The problem now is: I cannot disable dri anymore? The according line is
> commented in the config, but the log says that it is still being loaded
> (see below). Maybe it is triggered by some new functionality in the
> recent xorg packages, maybe aiglx, I don't know.
> The only safe way to get rid of dri now is removing the plugin file.

>From /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-core/NEWS.Debian.gz:

xorg-server (2: experimental; urgency=low

 * This server update includes a patch to enable proper module defaults in
   the server. A default set of modules will be loaded unless you
   specifically specify that they don't load. You may do this in the module
   section of your xorg.conf using the "Disable" instruction. Note that
   this will only override the default, not an explicit "Load".

   This change will not affect most users, however if you have a customized
   xorg.conf in which you comment out "Load" lines to disable modules, you
   will want to change those lines so that they are uncommented and say
   "Disable" instead of "Load". The most notable example of this is the dri
   module, which is now loaded by default. Those who experience crashes
   when dri is enabled will want to make this change to ensure that their
   system does not begin to crash again.

 -- David Nusinow <dnusinow at debian.org>  Sat, 14 Apr 2007 12:41:37 -0400

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