[Bug 28422] X freese in many cases

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Mon Jun 7 10:36:31 PDT 2010


--- Comment #15 from DEMAINE Benoit-Pierre <benoit at demaine.info> 2010-06-07 10:36:31 PDT ---
1: fglrx being installed can cause a problem ? what leads me to this simple
question: since kernel could not load it, how can this driver be a problem
anyway ?

2: even with an underscore, nomodeset_ disables any FB querry set by VGA= or
VIDEO=. As long as this word is in the line, even with one or more underscors,
nomodeset disables FB. So, I think there is a bug in the kernel, or the driver
responsable to interpret this switch. If i remove nomdeset vga= and video= ,
kernel will automatically set FB anyway; and if not kernel, Gentoo console
scripts will (and I did not find how to disable them). So, anyway, you need to
tell me what to pass to kernel to prevent kernel and Gentoo scripts doing
stupid things.

> Try removing those entries.

if kernel don't switch to FB, Gentoo scrpts will.

IRC people could override this manually with nomodeset or radeon.modeset=1 .
When using radeon.modeset, things were better.

> From the kernel name it reads like you're using gentoo

I said I am using Gentoo in the initial report ... 

> I would also suggest that you try the 2.6.33 or 2.6.34. A lot of work happened
in the Ati driver section

it's 3 months I am waiting for maintainer to push them in portage.
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=307123 if you like URLs.

> http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Radeon

page is useless because xen kernels don't apply the same set of patches.

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