[arch-general] RetroArch refuses to go back into windowed mode after fullscreen

Diego Viola diego.viola at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 21:08:16 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Diego Viola <diego.viola at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 11:19 AM, Diego Viola <diego.viola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've been having this poblem for a while now, and I reported the
>> problem here, because I think its' a bug in the Intel driver.
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93844
>> The problem happens when I use retroarch and I play a game, I press F
>> to go into fullscreen mode, but when I press F again, the video is
>> paused and retroarch hangs.
>> This happens independently of the core I'm using in RA.
>> At the moment, the problem is present with the 4.6.1-2-ARCH kernel,
>> but if I compile 4.6.1 myself, the problem does not occur.
>> Is there anything the package maintainers can do about this? Or this
>> is something only the Intel developers can tackle?
>> My system is archlinux x86_64, Intel i915 driver, Dual-Core  CPU
>> E5500  @ 2.80GHz desktop machine, 2GB of RAM. I was able to reproduce
>> this on my ThinkPad T450 as well, so I don't think the hardware is
>> that relevant.
>> Thanks,
>> Diego
> Tobias, Thomas, any ideas on this?
> I've tried compiling 4.6.1 myself and then RetroArch doesn't hang
> after toggling windowed-mode from fullscreen.
> It hangs with the stock 4.6.1-ARCH kernel though.
> Diego

It turns out with a clean (make defconfig/menuconfig) of 4.6.2 it
doesn't hang, when I used Arch's /proc/config.gz it hangs.

By "it hangs" I mean when I switch from fullscreen to windowed-mode on


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