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Re: kern/44565: X works for about thirty seconds and then freezes on my MacBook1,1
The following reply was made to PR xsrc/44565; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Bernd Ernesti <netbsd%lists.veego.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/44565: X works for about thirty seconds and then freezes on
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:27:32 +0100
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 09:00:07PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:19:56 +0100
> From: Bernd Ernesti <netbsd%lists.veego.de@localhost>
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 08:49:46PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> > I just tried explicitly loading the drm and i915drm modules into a
> > 5.1_STABLE kernel with modload. Now if I launch X under that kernel,
> > from either xsrc or pkgsrc, it works. I haven't tried disabling drm
> > in a current kernel, since there it's not a module I can just unload.
> > But so far it looks like X works with drm and fails without it here.
> So we can close this pr?
> I don't think we will enable drm in netbsd-5 in the default configuratio=
> Hmm... If you don't plan to enable drm, then there's still a problem.
In -current it is enabled by default.
NetBSD 5.1 (netbsd-5) is a different story because not all changes from
are back ported so it may be not so stable if we enable it by default.
For 5.1 you can load the kmod with /boot.cfg
> I just checked a current kernel with and without drm: it worked with,
> and froze without, just like in 5.1. I checked both xsrc and pkgsrc.
> So it seems pretty clear that X is broken without drm.
For the intel gfx chipset. For others it is not so much of an issue.
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