Problems with xf86-video-ati driver (6.10.0)

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Fri Feb 13 21:23:38 PST 2009

--On February 13, 2009 7:38:04 PM -0600 Robert Noland 
<rnoland at> wrote:
>> There are no errors in the Xorg.0.log file, and the process of X
>> startup  appears to be perfectly normal.  Switching to the vesa driver
>> fixes the problem  entirely.  The radeon driver can be used, less than
>> optimally, by disabling DRI.
>> Option "DRI" "off"
>> I looked at the latest driver at (, but I didn't see
>> anything  in the notes that indicated that this problem might have been
>> fixed.
> Actually, I'd suggest updating to STABLE.  You are running the old drm
> code.

Good catch, Robert.  The radeon driver now works fine with DRI enabled. 
Xorg only uses about 4% of CPU.

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