[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#554847: please consider unmerging

Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs friedel at nomaden.org
Wed Jan 6 22:09:11 UTC 2010


I completely fail to see why 554847 was merged with 542735

The dmesg output in 542735 shows a panic with "unable to handle kernel
paging request at ffffe563ff34b028".

I see nothing of that sort.

Also I only have problems with 9.9 and above, not with earlier

And the last post with the link to the gentoo wiki seems to suggest
that the fglrx kernel module could not be successfully loaded, because
the kernel misses required features (mtrr, agpgart), that's why
there's no 3D support. Without 3D, the free radeon driver is indeed
a much better choice, since 2D in fglrx gets extremely slow if the
module can't be loaded.

I could try disabling mtrr in the kernel, but building a kernel takes
time and I doubt it will provide useful information, since I suspect
the fglrx module won't even load.

I agree with the sentiment that 3D support in the free driver would be
much better for everybody.

        Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs <friedel at nomaden.org>
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