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Date:      Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:33:56 -0400
From:      Jimmie James <jimmiejaz@gmail.com>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        x11@freebsd.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ATI & libreoffice lock up Xorg
Message-ID:  <4E49C904.3070809@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108151858510.6744@wonkity.com>
References:  <4E49A739.2060803@gmail.com> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108151858510.6744@wonkity.com>

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On 08/15/11 21:06, Warren Block wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Jimmie James wrote:
>
>> I just noticed this, but I'm pretty sure it's a result of the last ATI
>> driver update,
>>
>> FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE #0: Sun Jun 26 08:42:45 EDT 2011
>>
>> xf86-video-ati-6.14.2 + libreoffice-3.3.3_2 + xorg-7.5.1 = hard
>> lockup, keyboard LEDs work for a bit, can't change
>> to a console, kill X. ssh'ing in, running top shows Xorg at 100% CPU
>> time. Nothing gets printed to the Xorg.0.log
>>
>> xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0_1 + libreoffice-3.3.3_2 + xorg-7.5.1 = works fine.
>>
>> vgapci0@pci0:6:3:0: class=0x030000 card=0x51571002 chip=0x4c571002
>> rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
>> vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc. / Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'
>> device = 'Mobility Radeon 7500 (M7 [LW])'
>> class = display
>> subclass = VGA
>> vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0xb800-0xb8ff mem
>> 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff,0xff520000-0xff52ffff irq 19 at device 3.0 on pci6
>> drm0: <ATI Radeon LW RV200 Mobility 7500 M7> on vgapci0
>
> We've been talking about ATI lockups on the forums:
> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=25540
>
> It's mystifying to me, since I haven't seen the lockups at all.
>

Thanks for the heads up, replied to the thread there, and will here too.

Switching to XAA fixes this lock up for me. However, changing a window 
size, opening a new app causing flickering of said window.
Changing desktops is laggy, and windows from desktop 1 appear for about 
5-10 seconds on desktop 2.



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