Composite crashing radeon driver

Harold xfce at
Tue Dec 2 16:49:28 CET 2008

On Tue, 2 Dec 2008 15:40:50 +0000, Dave Wood <dave at> wrote:
> During the past week I've had numerous X crashes with the xorg radeon
> driver. Vesa seems to work fine. I've had the same setup for around 2
> months - IBM T42, Slackware 12.1, Xfce 4.4.2 with composite on, but this
> problem has only just started. If I turn off composite it seems ok (so
> at least).
> So I'm wondering if anyone knows about this and what I can look at to
> a cure? I would use the vesa driver but it refuses to power off the
> display. Even 'xset dpms force off' doesn't work.
> If anyone has any ideas about this it would be great.

Neither NVidia nor Intel cards suffer from this defect, so go file a bug
against the Radeon driver of Xorg.

This is not an Xfce issue, AFAICS.


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