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Re: the rawhide radeon driver just plain doesn't work

Dennis Gilmore wrote:
On Monday 13 April 2009 01:27:51 pm Robert P. J. Day wrote:
  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
FWIW Im running xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.12.1-10.fc11.x86_64

and not having any issues. its stable with dual 20" lcds each at 1680x1050

But what card? Anything slightly older is being bypassed and left to rot (so it seems).

G.Wolfe Woodbury

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