[arch-general] [signoff] kernel26 220.127.116.11-1 & intel pageflipping
stavallo at unina.it
Sun Aug 8 11:35:59 EDT 2010
On Tuesday 03 August 2010 19:29:32 Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 03.08.2010 16:19, schrieb Stefano Avallone:
> > There are a number of fixes about pageflipping with drm/i915 in the
> > changelog of 18.104.22.168. So, I installed this new kernel and rebuilt
> > xf86-video-intel without the patch to disable pageflipping. I have a G45
> > graphics and I suffered from frequent hangs with previous kernel
> > versions and a 2D driver with pageflipping enabled. Now, using 22.214.171.124
> > and pageflipping enabled, I had my desktop running for 6 hours and no
> > hangs occurred so far. I'll keep it running and report back if an hang
> > occurs.
> Thank you for this, please keep reporting it. We actually don't want to
> have page flipping disabled indefinitely.
I continued using my desktop PC with intel G45 graphics, kernel 126.96.36.199 and
intel driver with pageflipping enabled and no hangs occurred. Everything seems
to work fine.
I also compiled the intel 2D driver with pageflipping enabled on a notebook
with intel GM965 graphics. I noticed an annoying issue: every few minutes
(part of) the screen went black for an istant, maybe during a refresh. Then, I
installed kernel 2.6.35 and this issue seems to be gone.
I hope more people could test it, but I believe it is safe to enable
pageflipping in the intel xorg driver with kernel 2.6.35.
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