Mesa7.6

Mesa 7.6 in Karmic Test Plan

Mesa 7.6 has arrived in Karmic after the beta. We need as much testing as possible to be able to revert in time if necessary.

Background

We've known that 7.6.0 would hit around beta time. We decided at the outset that it was probably worth the risk, and we've been carefully tracking git snapshots of it all along. Still, given the lateness in the cycle we have had worry that any change at this brings some risk, with minimal time to recover.

Testers

Tester

Launchpad ID

Graphics card

Desktop system

Ubuntu Report

Upstream Report

Status

glxinfo: main/context.c:640: check_context_limits: Assertion failed

Open

Ara Pulido

apulido

nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 140M [10de:0429] (rev a1)

GNOME + Compiz

Martin Albisetti

beuno

Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)

GNOME + Compiz

Martin Pitt

pitti

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML [8086:27a6]

GNOME+compiz

PedroVillavicencio

pvillavi

nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] [10de:0640] (rev a1)

GNOME + Compiz

Benny Källström

benny-k

[0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:95c2]

GNOME + Compiz

Kai Jauch

kaijauch

Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)

GNOME + Compiz

Markus Schönhaber

mks99

[0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400 [1002:7145]

GNOME + Compiz

Luka Renko

Lure

Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)

KDE

crash #449440

Fixed ???

Alexey Fisher

fishor

Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2e22] (rev 03)

GNOME + Compiz

Marjo Mercado

marjo-mercado

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)

GNOME + Compiz

Sergio

tripledes

nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8600M GS] (rev a1)

GNOME + Compiz

Fabio

fabio-pedretti

ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]

GNOME

prey game freezes (regression from 7.5)

Open, workaround available at bug #22742 comment #7

Fabio

fabio-pedretti

ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]

GNOME

[R500] doom3 lockups when starting a new game

Open, workaround available at bug #22742 comment #7

Fabio

fabio-pedretti

ATI Technologies Inc M56P [Radeon Mobility X1600]

GNOME

r300 crashes inside radeonTexSubImage2D

Fixed in 7.6.1 but not in Ubuntu

TormodVolden

tormodvolden

ATI Technologies Inc RV515 [Radeon X1300] [1002:7146]

GNOME + Compiz and kwin

radeon_bo_legacy.c:207: legacy_is_pending: Assertion `bo_legacy->is_pending <= bo->cref' failed

Fixed in upstream 7.6.1 and in 7.6.0-1ubuntu3 reverting broken commit

Nandan Vaidya

gotunandan

Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 03)

GNOME + Compiz

Steve Beattie

sbeattie

Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29c2] (rev 02)

GNOME + Compiz

Scott Turner

madbiologist

[0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] [1002:4e48]

GNOME + Compiz

Minor regression in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - fdo bug 24643

Fixed in upstream 7.6.1

Reporting bugs

In order to gather as much information as possible, file your bugs against the xorg package:

ubuntu-bug xorg

FAQ

Does this mean KMS will be available on -ati?

This pulls in a number of bug fixes for KMS on -ati, but does not set it as the default. Turning it on requires a kernel parameter be set. You can test it by booting with the 'radeon.modeset=1' kernel option.

Will libdrm, -intel, or xserver be updated as well?

Those are unrelated to this upload and will each be evaluated separately in turn. Those three are pretty much just bug fix releases; worst case is we can cherrypick patches from them as necessary.

Didn't a late-in-the-release mesa update break Jaunty?

No, as it turned out. We had updated mesa right prior to when a bunch of X freeze bugs were reported, so it looked very suspicious. However, the freezes still occurred even after downgrading mesa. In the end, the X freezes were fixed by changes in the Karmic kernel's DRM code.

How do I downgrade to the earlier mesa version?

I will be uploading the prior version to x-retro later today: https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-retro

How do I downgrade from ppa (like xorg-edgers) ?

Create file /etc/apt/preferences.d/downgrade and insert:

Package: *
Pin: origin de.archive.ubuntu.com
Pin-Priority: 1001

replace de.archive.ubuntu.com with your update server. remove or comment ppa source in your /etc/apt/source.list after this do:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Are even newer versions available?

Snapshots of the 7.7 development tree are being provided in xorg-edgers: https://edge.launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

Testing/Mesa7.6 (last edited 2009-11-22 05:03:07 by s-j-turner)