[ubuntu-x] x.org cpu spin / hang while using XAA on G45 with 2.4.1 driver (stack included)

Martin Olsson mnemo at minimum.se
Sat Sep 27 08:42:01 BST 2008

Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 10:43:03PM +0200, Martin Olsson wrote:
> For the -intel driver, upstream does not support XAA any longer, and
> probably wouldn't be surprised to hear there are bugs when using it.  ;-)
> So, I'd be more interested in why you're using XAA instead of EXA.  If
> there are other bugs with EXA, those will have some priority; XAA bugs
> will probably be filed as won't-fix.

On my box (and I think all G45 / GMA X4500HD machines) EXA+2.4.1 driver is
too unstable to use. It rarely survives more than a few seconds before it
starts to flash and then turns black (and sometimes corrupted image on screen).

However, I heard Zhenyu say on irc last night that he had a G43 chipset
machine running pretty stable (except for some window corruptions) so I
think trunk is in way better shape compared to the version
that I'm using.

Will intrepid have time to merge the trunk versions of intel driver repos
before release? It would be a shame if all new intel cards didn't boot
ubuntu for the next 6 months.


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