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the rawhide radeon driver just plain doesn't work



  based on the grief i've been having over the last couple days with
the radeon driver (firefox locking up constantly, browsing certain
websites doing the same), i reverted back to a 1024x768 resolution
using the vesa driver and things seem to be working fine.

  as a test, using the vesa driver, i browsed over to linux-kvm.org
and it displayed fine.  i switched to the radeon driver, logged out of
X, logged back in, browsed to that site and ... boom!  hard lockup.
switch back to vesa, no problem.

  so, for the time being, i'll tolerate 1024x768 with a vesa driver
since it means i won't have to reboot every 10 minutes.  and i'll
watch for new developments with the radeon driver.

$ rpm -q xorg-x11-drv-ati
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.12.1-10.fc11.x86_64

rday
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