Problems with ati driver on Tibook

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Mon Jan 4 10:48:33 PST 2010

2010/1/4 John R. Dunning <jrd at>:
>    From: Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at>
>    Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 13:17:32 -0500
>    Right, but the current code in the xorg driver has been there for
>    years and works as well for most systems,
> Wierd.
> I really wish I hadn't lost the old disk from this machine, I'd love
> to know what version of the driver I'd been using earlier.  I don't
> think it was any older than about last spring, which implies that it
> should have had the same bug.

well, really old versions of the xf86-video-ati driver used to use the
kernel radeonfb driver for modesetting on ppc; the ddx only handled
acceleration.  Depending on how old your system was, that might have
been the case.


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