Bug#470581: xserver-xorg-video-ati: X exit while running xv apps (mplayer, totem, etc) when using randr sidebyside monitors and compiz

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Wed Mar 19 10:47:23 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 03:49 +0100, Alban Browaeys wrote: 
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Severity: normal
> Tracing with gdb from remote host I get only:
> Program exited with code 0352.
> when the "crash" happens (no freeze only X stop and gdm is fired up).
> This happens when running mplayer/totem with xv so I first though it was
> a critical bug in the driver. By cheer luck I found out it was because
> compiz check max texture size against width and height to avoid issues
> ..... but randr changes those width and height on the fly afterwards.
> And bad things happens. I had a 1280x800 LVDS and a 800x600 TV which
> made up 2080 just above my  GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE of 2048 (radeon mobility
> M25 X600 rev 0).
> Sorry if you find out that this is not up to the driver to disable dri
> on the fly if max texture is reached. Please forward it to compiz if so.
> I made the test with 1:6.8.1~git20080310.38606b08-1 and then with source
> (which I currently use thus the lack of version info). Though the issue
> affects all versions at least in 6.8 branch.

I have a hard time making sense of this report... It'll be hard to
impossible to do anything about it without at least the full log file of
the aborted server and/or a better description of what exactly happens
under what circumstances.

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

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