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

François Cami fcami at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jan 8 00:28:26 UTC 2010

On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:41:01 +0100
François Cami <fcami at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:40:15 +0000
> Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> 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!
> The updates-testing packages work fine on my Radeon 9550 (R300)
> Mesa DRI R300 (RV350 4153) 20090101  TCL DRI2.
> Tested with neverball/neverputt/openarena.
> However, a friend of mine is reporting an instant crash (no ssh, no ping)
> on a X700 (RV410 5E4D) when launching neverball.
> Will update as I get more information.

This also happens with the current xorg/mesa packages. I think it could be
related to having desktop effects enabled.
Anyway, said crash is not a regression.


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