F12 Testing highlight: new xorg-x11-server, mesa, libdrm and xorg-x11-drv-ati

Kevin DeKorte kdekorte at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 14:51:24 UTC 2010

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On 01/07/10 07:40, 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!


So if you are on ATI hardware is a newer kernel needed to go along with
those libdrm changes? Also what about plymouth (1), it seems a newer
version of it is required if you get a newer kernel. I ran into a
problem with the older plymouth with getting a black screen on boot and
was able to work around it by either upgrading plymouth or removing rhgb
from the kernel line in grub.


(1) http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=149605

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