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

Kevin DeKorte kdekorte at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 15:49:40 UTC 2010

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On 01/07/10 08:09, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 07:51 -0700, Kevin DeKorte wrote:
>> Adam,
>> 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.
> Good questions. I forgot to mention the plymouth issue - indeed, you
> should install the newer plymouth in updates-testing along with the
> updated libdrm. Not sure what the kernel situation is; probably best to
> have the latest from updates-testing just in case. Thanks.


The packages are working ok here. I did the following

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update xorg\* libdrm\* mesa\* plymouth\*

And I also installed the kernel(1) from koji. I was disappointed to see
that r6xx firmware that provides interrupt support is not loaded in this
kernel even though the firmware is installed. Otherwise, everything
seems to be fine for me.


(1) http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=149813
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