After emerging ati-drivers-8.573 or ati-drivers-8.561 X crashes. Visually it seems kdm is starting (can see the gray window of kdm greeter for a moment) but then it reverts back to terminal prompt. It retries starting few times in the same way and then halts. All ok with 8.552-r2 and older versions.
I have a radeon 9600 256MB card, running 2.6.27-r8 kernel.
Will post Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf asap.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge ati-drivers-8.573 (or ati-drivers-8.561)
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The Xorg log when i loaded 8.573
Mainly this part:
0: /usr/bin/X(xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x812887b]
1: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x51) [0x80c8c71]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libxaa.so(XAAComposite+0x16e) [0xb74c1f4e]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libxaa.so [0xb74de0ef]
5: /usr/bin/X [0x816ca09]
6: /usr/bin/X(CompositePicture+0x168) [0x8153628]
7: /usr/bin/X [0x8159416]
8: /usr/bin/X [0x81561c5]
9: /usr/bin/X(Dispatch+0x33f) [0x8088f1f]
10: /usr/bin/X(main+0x465) [0x806fa85]
11: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0xb7b36fdc]
12: /usr/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1f9) [0x806eea1]
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 8. Server aborting
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xorg.conf I'm using
I found out that the options causing the crash are:
Option "Textured2D" "on"
Option "TexturedXRender" "on"
Those two, if set together, cause the crash.
I don't know what should i do now with the bug, consider it fixed or leave as new?
A note about this in the gentoo ati faq might me worth.
Anyway it is a good policy to leave the driver settings as default, if they are not enabled by default there is a reason :)
I think this can be marked as fixed since one of the 2 option is no more used by fglrx (at least if you are using the new d2d engine)
(WW) fglrx(0): Option "Textured2D" is not used