Do you need x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd-devel? (Re: How about AMD Puma platform support?)

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 13:01:33 UTC 2008


On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 02:46:39PM +0200, Ian FREISLICH wrote:
> Kostik Belousov wrote:
> > > Sorry to inform you but actually I have:
> > > -----
> > > (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Sapphire X550 Silent] rev 0=
> > , Mem @ 0xd0000000/28, 0xfe7e0000/16, I/O @ 0xb000/8, BIOS @ 0xfe7c0000/17
> > > (--) PCI: (1:0:1) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 secondary [Sapphire X550 Sil=
> > ent] rev 0, Mem @ 0xfe7f0000/16
> > > -----
> > > ...which seems to be supported by the radeon (not radeonhd) driver.
> > > Well, I'd say that my card rather unsupported, since I get freezing
> > > X with it. So I have to use the vesa driver.
> > 
> > Could you give more details on the freeze symptoms ?
> > E.g., is it complete freeze, or is mouse pointer still alive ?
> > Does disabling DRI in xorg.conf fixes the problem ?
> 
> Interesting, I have the same (card/chip) and same problem:
> 
> (--) PCI:*(2:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] rev 0, Mem @ 0xd0000000/27, 0xdfff0000/16, I/O @ 0xe800/8, BIOS @ 0xdffc0000/17
> (--) PCI: (2:0:1) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE] rev 0, Mem @ 0xdffe0000/16
> 
> in my -STABLE box which is also plagued by these spurious freezes.
> They always happen when logging out or quitting the window manager.
> Yesterday the mouse pointer movd but very slowly.  The Xorg process
> using 100% on one CPU and unkillable.  In the past, it's locked up
> the machine entirely, but this time everything else was working.
> I still had to power cycle it to reboot though.
> 
> I'll try to get a ktrace next time it happens.

This is quite similar to my problem. I expect your X server to spend time
in kernel. Please, use the procstat -k to get the kernel stack of the
process.
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