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#326 WTF ARE YOU GUYS THINKING!?!?!?

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2002-03-04
2001-05-01
Ben Anderson
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Why are you "ironing out the small bugs" when there is
one great BIG bug right in front of your face that has
been in the TDFX DRI CVS for at least a month now that
makes XFree86 totally unusable upon install? The
resulting display is corrupted beyond usability, and
also corrupts your console font, which you can only fix
by rebooting. WAKE UP!!! You have some serious problems
here!!!

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  • Alan Hourihane
    Alan Hourihane
    2001-05-16

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    What card are you using ?

    A log of /var/log/XFree86.0.log would be nice to see.

    I've got a Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 and no problem here.

     
  • Alan Hourihane
    Alan Hourihane
    2001-05-16

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  • Alan Hourihane
    Alan Hourihane
    2001-05-16

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    What card are you using ?

    A log of /var/log/XFree86.0.log would be nice to see.

    I've got a Voodoo3 and Voodoo5 and no problem here.

     
  • Ben Anderson
    Ben Anderson
    2001-05-18

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    Diamond Monster Fusion PCI (Banshee chipset). I'll get the
    log in a moment.

     
  • Ben Anderson
    Ben Anderson
    2001-05-18

    The log

     
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  • Sean Clark
    Sean Clark
    2001-05-28

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    Don't know if it helps, but I've got exactly the same problem with
    almost-exactly the same card. (Mine's a "Diamond Monster Fusion" Voodoo
    Banshee w/16MB, AGP).

    On mine, the stock 4.0.3 driver more-or-less works, except for the XVideo
    problem ("Maximum image size 1024x0").

    For the last couple of months, the CVS versions and snapshots (and the 0.7
    DRI release which I just tried) have exactly the problem described above -
    while loading up, the display is full of "snow". XWindows is responding
    normally as far as I can tell, but the screen gets rapidly corrupted and left
    un-updated so that it becomes very quickly unusable. Exiting X-Windows
    leaves the console font completely screwed up (and running "reset" doesn't
    help any) and a reboot is required to get it back.

    (On the plus side, it looks like the XVideo problem has been fixed - I was able
    to blindly type "xvinfo > xv.txt" in a konsole windows, and after reboot so
    that I could see again, the output in xv.txt looked correct as far as I could
    tell.)

    Let me know if there's any tests I can run to help - I want XV dagnabbit! :-)

     
  • Ben Anderson
    Ben Anderson
    2001-05-31

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    So it isn't because DRI doesn't like PCI! When it said it
    required AGP support my first thought was "oh, chit"...

    A few notes:
    Even though I was running kernel version 2.4.3 (non-smp) at
    the time, XFree thought I was running "2.2.18-pre11-smp".
    Consider: an SMP-compiled XFree on a non-SMP kernel. That
    may be coming around and biting us HARD.

    In this day, a 16MB vidcard seems wimpy. Our problems may be
    due to memory management problems, or poor SGRAM
    auto-detection.

    Course, I'm no expert (hell, I can't speak C), but I figure
    I just might be helpful

     
  • Sean Clark
    Sean Clark
    2001-06-14

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    A small amount of additional information:

    The problem is definitely still in the XFree86 4.1.0 distribution.

    After trying 4.1.0, I was able to restore 4.0.3 by blind typing (since I couldn't
    actually SEE what I was typing through blinking, corrupted console fonts)
    and redo the "startx", and video was fine again...except that when I exited X
    the console font was STILL screwed up. I did try uncommenting the
    "VideoRam 16384" in /etc/X11/XF86Config, and it didn't help either.

    The BIOS version in my Diamond Monster Fusion AGP seems to be the most
    current version (1.21C4803).

    Is there anyone who's gotten a Voodoo Banshee to work on Xfree86 4.1.0
    (or any other post-4.0.3 version of DRI, for that matter)? Is the problem
    only specifically with the Diamond Monster Fusion versions?

     
  • Ben Anderson
    Ben Anderson
    2001-06-23

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    WHOA! There's a new X release? I REALLY gotta stay on top of
    my versions... damn...

    As for the banshee thing, I guess so. OR, it could only be
    specific to the Banshee. If anyone has succeeded to get the
    Voodoo Banshee to work with a version of X later than 4.0.3,
    PLEASE, PLEASE say something.

    I'm gonna go grab X4.1. Until the problem is solved I'll
    simply use the generic VESA driver and do without Quake and
    BZFlag. That's probably the only way to use a banshee with
    X4.1. Shame.

    OH, man, and why didn't you reboot? You coulda' modified the
    startx after a reboot! Unless you use graphical login... I
    pity the fool...

     
  • Ben Anderson
    Ben Anderson
    2001-06-24

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    Another thought: With X4.0.3, whenever BZFlag would crash X
    (and it happened often), It would corrupt the console. Both
    these cases of console corruption bear striking resemblence.
    To get a look at what we are troubled with, try pressing
    ctrl-alt-backspace while BZFlag is running 3D-Accelerated.

     
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