Bug 251642 - 3D support on Radeon Xpress 200M in 6.6.193-2 requires new Mesa
3D support on Radeon Xpress 200M in 6.6.193-2 requires new Mesa
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2007-08-10 04:45 EDT by Zoltan Boszormenyi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-27 13:22:17 EDT
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Description Zoltan Boszormenyi 2007-08-10 04:45:06 EDT
Description of problem:

xorg-x11-drv-ati 6.6.193 advertises 3D support for Radeon Xpress 200M.
glxinfo with current (Mesa 6.5.2) says:

Warning, xpress200 detected. Probably won't work.
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 20060815 TCL
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 6.5.2

This is the problem: the Xpress chip lacks TCL and
as soon as I start a 3D app X locks up. The r300 driver
in Mesa 7.0.1 is prepared for this chip and reports:

Warning, xpress200 detected.
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL vendor string: DRI R300 Project
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 20060815 NO-TCL
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 7.0.1

Starting 3D apps with Mesa 7.0.1 don't lockup X and is accelerated.
AFAIK only the TCL is using software code paths.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

xorg-x11-drv-ati 6.6.193-2.fc8 (from rawhide)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a notebook with Radeon Xpress 200[M] and install FC7 or current Rawhide
1a. Compile xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.193-2.fc8.src.rpm on FC7
2. Run glxinfo and cheer up watching 3D support advertised
3. Run glxgears

Actual results:

X locks up immediately after starting a 3D app.
Remote ssh sessions stay alive though, so the machine actually works.

Expected results:

With Mesa 6.5.2 and hw-accelerated TCL attempted on TCL-lacking hardware
the lockup is kind of expected. :-) However from the user POV no lockup
should occur.

Additional info:

Mesa 7.0.1 supports this chipset with some rendering bugs
(e.g. garbage triangles showing up in neverputt) but no lockup occurs.
Comment 1 Zoltan Boszormenyi 2007-08-16 14:00:16 EDT
With the package versions below taken from rawhide (20070816) and
compiled on F7, both the lockup and the incorrect rendering are fixed.

xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.2-12.fc8 (needed by the new xorg-x11-server)
Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2007-08-27 13:22:17 EDT
Marking as fixed in rawhide.  Will look at a F7 Mesa update once F8 is closer to

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