Bug#924540: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: undefined symbol: glamor_finish when AccelMethod is EXA and TearFree is on

Antonio Ospite ao2 at ao2.it
Mon Mar 18 22:06:58 UTC 2019

On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:54:19 +0100
Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:

> On 2019-03-13 11:28 p.m., Antonio Ospite wrote:
> > In particular, having both the settngs below in
> > /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-radeon.conf makes Xorg fail to start when
> > using the xserver-xorg-video-radeon driver:
> > 
> > 	Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
> >  	Option "TearFree" "on"
> > 
> > Anyway, removing these options fixes the issue for me.
> > 
> > Not sure if this is a regression [...]
> It is, thanks for the report. Fixed by
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati/commit/79bc0e054f37026377d54cac6cd8127d4aa9baca
> .

Great, thanks.

> That said, I recommend against forcing EXA, unless there's a good reason
> for it. glamor generally works better these days.
> Also, FWIW, TearFree no longer needs to be enabled in xorg.conf but can
> be configured dynamically with xrandr. See the radeon manpage on TearFree.

Yeah it was some stale config I had from the past when I was maybe
trying to solve some compatibility issue with some program, I don't
really remember.

I now removed those settings.


Antonio Ospite

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