radeonfb and fglrx don't mix - why?
On Dec 3, 2007 9:59 PM, Hemmann, Volker Armin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2007, Andrey Vul wrote:
> I finally got X to work with fglrx and RTFMing said that radeonfb was
> crashing my X. My question is why did radeonfb mess up X and fglrx?
> If this is strictly kernel-related, I'll send this email to lkml.
because two different drivers driving the same hardware never mixes.
Is that hard to understand?
radeonfb f*s around with the hardware behind the X drivers back and the X
driver f*s around behind radeonfb's back. Both don't know what the other one
does. Result: crash.
That is not a kernel problem. This is a 'two drivers access the same hardware'
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And the solution is to use some generic framebuffer driver,* like vesafb-tng or vga.
- Mark Shields