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  • Multi-Monitor + DDD + Radeon = Xorg crash

    So this is a bit odd..

    I just installed DDD via Synaptic on my laptop for a little debugging that I need to do. Each time that I have tried running DDD, X has crashed shortly after the DDD logo was displayed. After some trial and error, I discovered that this only happens when I have a second monitor plugged into the HDMI port on my laptop, it functions as expected with only one monitor (LVDS). I'll test for this same crash when a VGA monitor is plugged in as soon as find a spare cable..

    This may be a bug in DDD, but I suspect it is in the graphics driver stack instead. Does anyone here have any ideas?

    Chipset: M76 (HD2600)
    Distro: Ubuntu 11.04
    Kernel: Stock - 2.6.38-10-generic x86_64
    libdrm: Xorg edgers - 2.4.26+git20110604.6dd804c5-0ubuntu0sarvatt~natty
    xserver: Xorg edgers - 1.10.1+git20110526.a8721393-0ubuntu0sarvatt~natty
    ddx: Xorg edgers - 6.14.99+git20110613.41eb1fbb-0ubuntu0sarvatt~natty
    mesa: Xorg edgers - 7.11.0+git20110614.7d488ade-0ubuntu0sarvatt~natty

    The Xorg log file only mentions 'ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log' with no other apparent errors.
    Last edited by sandain; 06-15-2011, 07:37 PM.

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    I spent some more time playing around with this issue, and have a few new items to report:

    X does not crash when a VGA cable replaces the HDMI cable to the same monitor.

    Upgrading to a 2.6.39 kernel does not fix the crash.

    Purging the Xorg-edgers PPA does fix the crash. By cherry picking packages from the PPA, I was able to narrow the regression down to the DDX. Version 6.14.0 of xserver-xorg-video-radeon that comes stock with Ubuntu 11.04 works as expected. Version 6.14.99 as provided by Xorg-edgers crashes as described before.

    When I find some more time, I'll take a look at compiling the latest DDX from git and start playing around with finding the offending commit.