On 1/7/2010 9:40 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
Hi, folks. Just wanted to highlight some fairly major planned F12
graphics updates going into updates-testing.
I posted a testing request previously for xorg-x11-server, to get some
preliminary testing before it went into the updates-testing repo. The
feedback from that was positive, so a new xorg-x11-server - bumped up to
1.7.3 and with several other changes - is now in updates-testing.
In addition, there's a new mesa package, with a significant version bump
from 7.6 to 7.7. There's an accompanying libdrm update, and a
significant update to xorg-x11-drv-ati (radeon), the driver for ATI/AMD
graphics cards, with many bugfixes and changes.
As graphics-related updates are prone to regressions and this a fairly
major change when you add it all up, it would be extremely helpful if as
many of you as possible could install these particular packages from F12
updates-testing and check how they work for you. Please please report
any noted regressions to Bodhi (preferable) or reply to this thread.
Might also be helpful to know if they solve any problems anyone's been
facing - they may address some 3D issues or improve performance,
especially on ATI/AMD hardware. Thanks!
Ok - finally gave it a go. Much better than last time - a few things to
(8800GTS, Asus p6t deluxe v2, 12Gb, I7 920, ht enabled, vt-d enabled,
2.6.32-2 (git) nouveau (git), CONFIG_DMAR off)
1. Performance - seems slower by about 15% than current f12. glxgears,
for example I get about 650FPS with F12, and about 520 with updates-testing.
2. Race on startup when booting directly to runlevel 5 with gdm & tty1 -
100% Xorg cpu. Clears after restart of X, or if booting 3 then 5.
3. Reboot required after upgrade - telinit 3 && 5 yields no visible
console. Even tried removing all fb mods and modprobe fbcon... chvt
(1..6), etc... nothing. Keyboard worked, but no display. OK after reboot.