Bug#943664: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: Same behaviour on Thinkpad T41

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Thu Oct 31 17:01:45 UTC 2019

On 2019-10-30 2:15 p.m., Petra R.-P. wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Version: 1:19.1.0-1
> Followup-For: Bug #943664
> Dear Maintainer,
> I can confirm every detail of the original report,
> except that this happens here on an old IBM Thinkpad T 41.

This happens when HW acceleration is disabled. If you can't or don't
want to enable HW acceleration, I recommend using the Xorg modesetting
driver for the time being, by either uninstalling
xserver-xorg-video-radeon or explicitly setting the driver in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf, see below. Without HW acceleration, the radeon
driver doesn't really provide much if any benefit over modesetting.

Section "Device"

        Identifier "whateveryoulike"

        Driver  "modesetting"


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