Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 194347
[regression] vesa driver scrolls slowly on ATI Radeon 9200SE
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:34 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #194043 +++
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #186442 +++
Description of problem:
After bug 186442 was fixed, I was able to start X with vesa mode (ATI Radeon
9200SE, running with vesa driver because of bug 181736).
scrolling of a full-screen 1024x768 firefox are significant slower than before.
It might be related wiht the kernel freezes tracked in bug 194043, and perhaps
even with the X crashes in bug 186442.
Reverting to the following packages gets me fast scrolling and stability back:
This is on x86_64, if it makes any difference.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade to current rawhide
2.Restart X using the vesa driver
X starts fine, but scrolling graphical content on firefox is much slower than
before, and often gets the box to freeze.
Fast scrolling, no freezes.
bug 194043 has X logs of working and broken sessions
I forgot to mention the box is an SMP box, maybe it makes a difference.
Should be fixed as of xorg-x11-drv-vesa 1.2.1-3.