[Bug 28422] X freese in many cases

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Mon Jun 7 10:12:21 PDT 2010


--- Comment #13 from Alex Deucher <agd5f at yahoo.com> 2010-06-07 10:12:21 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> As I thought, reporting such a vaste bug is useless; if maintainers don't even
> read attachements, it's useless to attach anything. It's obvisouly too
> difficult for you to read a kernel conf, even when attached. Even when I point
> all relevant points, you don't care.
> People from IRC insisted I should report.
> Now, I am sure this will never be fixed. Two years X is broken. Either have to
> revert to X 1.4, or forget about multicard.

Myself and others have used multi-card with kms just fine.

> I am *DEEPLY* *VERY* sad Linux systems can have such regression bugs. Bugs
> unfixed for over a year never get fixed. I give up. And since Xorg is a common
> project with BSD, I can not switch to BSD. Since no more distro distribute X
> 1.4, I have to go back to Windows.
> No Linux dev will ever have a large enough view to understand the incomings of
> multicard + xen + MB specific features (I have ATI, but I know Nvidia has a
> different way to bridge their cards).
> Linux used to be a good system. Xorg used to be a good server. I give up both.

Your config is busted and we are trying to help you.  You need to participate
if you want help.  From your dmesg, you have several issues:

[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[drm] VGACON disable radeon kernel modesetting.
pci 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
pci 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.31.0 20080528 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
pci 0000:02:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003)
pci 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
pci 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.31.0 20080528 for 0000:02:00.0 on minor 1
fglrx: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout
fglrx: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout

First, you seem to have a fglrx installed.  You need to remove that to use the
open drivers, secondly, as Martin pointed out, vgacon is preventing radeon from
loading, so remove any vga= lines from your kernel command line if you have

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