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

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 22:45:49 UTC 2010

On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:09:11 +0100, Friedrich Delgado Friedrichs wrote:
> Hi!
> 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
> versions.
> 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.

You should probably submit a bug report to the kernel about your MTRR
crashes, but make sure that you are not using any proprietary modules
when you generate logs for them.

Given that, I think this bug may deserve a wontfix since it is actually
a kernel problem.


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