Bug#617864: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: Screen rotation crashes desktop with exaMoveInPixmap symbol error

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Fri Mar 11 15:29:27 PST 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 18:11:37 -0500, Greg Smith wrote:

> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Version: 1:6.13.1-2+squeeze1
> Severity: important
> Tags: squeeze
> When trying to rotate the screen using either the "Monitor Preferences" app or:
> xrandr -o left
> The video driver crashes and the desktop exits with no visible error message.
> A look at the /var/log/gdm3/:0.log.1 file from the open session at the time
> gives the following error:
> (II) RADEON(0): Allocate new frame buffer 1200x1920 stride 1216
> (II) RADEON(0): VRAM usage limit set to 219391K
> /usr/bin/Xorg: symbol lookup error:
> /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so: undefined symbol: exaMoveInPixmap
> The problem is not specific to Debian, the same issue has been reported against
> openSUSE 11.4:  https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=675453
The crash should be fixed upstream in
88304fe9c0ce69012d44a77a5368c35236511dac afaict.

> [    8.775161] [drm] Loading RV710 Microcode
> [    8.808918] [drm:rv770_startup] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!

You should install firmware-linux though, to get acceleration.


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