[Bug 28422] X freese in many cases

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Mon Jun 7 16:00:21 PDT 2010


--- Comment #25 from Alex Deucher <agd5f at yahoo.com> 2010-06-07 16:00:21 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #24)
> Yes and no. Xen is like vmware: it can do virtualisation using at least 4
> different ways. KVM is one of them. Somehow, KVM is a subset of XEN. To make it
> VERY short. Other point of view: XEN symbols are for the host dom0, while KVM
> symbols are for hosted domUs (XEN people would byte me for this). And KVM has
> limitations: it can only load Linux domUs; I need HVM for non Linux domUs.
> > remember to install the microcode for your cards: http://gentoo-portage.com/x11-drivers/radeon-ucode
> if you had read this bug report, and the page you advise me, you would have
> notice that the uCodes are only used for R6xxx and R7xxx, while I am using
> R4350; so, either you did not read the web page, or my initial report, or know
> nothing about Radeon chipset (this difference is explained in all forums
> dealing with hardware acceleration on ATI: firmware update are only available
> for R6* and R7* cards).
> Please, stop advising me things that are "obviously" useless.

Your cards ARE r6xx and r7xx based:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9710
The RV710 cards are R7xx cards and and the integrated card is R6xx based.  So
the firmware is not useless and is in fact required for your cards.  However,
it appears that your kernel is too old to use the new firmware files which are
required for the interrupt controller.

If you notice, the integrated chip does does not show up in your original
lspci.  You need to enable surround view in order to use the integrated card.

I would suggest trying a newer kernel without external xen patches.  That
should help narrow down the problem.

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