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Thread: Xorg freezes the system with radeon driver on X1650 Pro

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    Use the latest ati driver (i mean the open source driver), not radeon. It works!

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    Thanks a lot Execute_Method, I will try that soon. Maybe that's why it wasn't working the whole time.
    Is the r300 module used for the R500 series as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme Coder View Post
    Thanks a lot Execute_Method, I will try that soon. Maybe that's why it wasn't working the whole time.
    Is the r300 module used for the R500 series as well?
    I do believe so.. BTW, I'm almost certain it will fix your problems. I had the same issue a month (before it was in testing) ago when I built the whole thing from PKGBUILDs. It took me a while to figure that one out.

    I have an x1650(rv535)AGP.

    using xorg1.5-rc6, mesa 7.1-1, ati6.9.

    FYI, I was never able to get the radeonhd driver to work right....plus I think the ati driver is still better for our cards.
    Last edited by Execute_Method; 09-10-2008 at 08:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblidor View Post
    Use the latest ati driver (i mean the open source driver), not radeon. It works!
    it's the same thing....in xorg.conf I specify "radeon"... The closed source is "FGLRX".

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    It didn't work
    And I was almost sure it will work this time :/

    libgl's dri files conflict with xf86-video-ati's dri files (r300 and radeon). I tried launching X, once with the DRI files from libgl, once with xf86-video-ati's, same results

    I hope that it will improve once X server 1.5 and X.org 7.4 move from testing to core..

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    I've had crashes on my test box recently:
    When radeon isn't loaded (the kernel module) when X is started.
    When fglrx is loaded when I start X.

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    From the radeonhd x.org wiki:
    http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonhd%3ADRI

    Check it out, it might help you.
    The process about the same for radeon!

    BTW I'm pretty sure(according to build order) that the r300&radeon driver files (provided by libgl) have to be in place *BEFORE* building ati.

    The subsystems have to be built and installed in the following order:

    * dri2proto
    *

    mesa (add --with-dri-drivers=radeon,r300,swrast to ./autogen.sh to speed up the build considerably)
    * Xserver: If using x86_64 we need to build the xserver, which is quite painful:
    o xextproto
    o xproto (is named x11proto in the git repository)
    o inputproto
    o pixman
    o xserver
    o xf86-input-mouse
    o xf86-input-keyboard
    o xf86-input-evdev (if used)
    * radeonhd
    Last edited by Execute_Method; 09-11-2008 at 04:46 PM.

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    You wrote that you are using Arch Linux, like me. Can you try xf86-video-ati from both core and testing? Is it still broken? I use r300 right now but I want to move to r500 just like you and I plan to use xf86-video-ati driver.

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    There was no change in packages as far as I can see, why would it make a different result now?

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    I can prepare PKGBUILD with latest xf86-video-ati and Mesa to build xf86-video-ati package for you.

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