Xgl + Compiz + ATI Radeon 7500 = system freeze

Marek Wawrzyczny marekw1977 at yahoo.com.au
Mon Apr 2 19:05:13 PDT 2007


I have also experienced something similar when running Xorg server 7.2 + Beryl 
+ XGL + Ati fglrx drivers OR Xorg server 7.2 + Beryl + AIGLX + Ati open 
source drivers.
This is with the Ati Mobility X600 card (Asus W3030V laptop).
There was nothing in dmesg or Xorg logs to indicate the reason for the freeze.
I simply reverted back to Xorg 7.1.
I didn't report anything as I can't figure out who is responsible for the 
freeze (Xorg, kernel, Beryl or the drivers).

Marek Wawrzyczny

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 03:52:22 Dan Behman wrote:
> Hi,
> Whenever I enable Desktop Effects (XGL) in SUSE Linux Enterprise
> Desktop 10, everything works great for a
> random period of time - all effects work - spinning cube, wobbly windows,
> etc (well maybe not raindrops, but that's ok).  After a certain amount of
> time (could be several hours, or the next day I go to use my desktop), when
> a desktop effect is used (ie. moving a window, spinning the cube, etc), I
> get a complete system freeze where the mouse cursor disappears and no
> combination of keys will do anything (even CTRL-ALT-DEL).
> I've applied all the latest available Xorg and Xgl updates using my
> desktop's system update tool and still this problem occurs.
> If nobody knows of a quick fix, are there any suggestions for things I can
> try?  Perhaps adding some Options in the xorg.conf for the radeon device?
> Doing a "man radeon" I see that there are tons of options available -
> perhaps one or more could be the magic setting change?
> Thanks in advance,
> Dan

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