Bug 24373 - amd64, Mesa 7.6, intel-2.9.0, xorg-server 1.7: unable to start several 3d games.
Summary: amd64, Mesa 7.6, intel-2.9.0, xorg-server 1.7: unable to start several 3d games.
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Drivers/DRI/i965 (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Eric Anholt
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Keywords: NEEDINFO, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-07 04:46 UTC by Erik Boritsch
Modified: 2009-10-10 17:30 UTC (History)
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Description Erik Boritsch 2009-10-07 04:46:28 UTC
I have Mesa 7.6, intel-2.9.0, xorg-server 1.7 installed on my amd64 system with kernel- Modesetting is enabled in kernel.

I am unable to start several programs, all of them require 3d: 
supertuxkart -- unable to start, no warnings or errors whatsoever.
Alien Arena -- similar to supertuxkart, no warnings, no error, no start.
Warzone2100 -- the program hangs on start, shows black screen only, need to do kill -9

Configs for these games have been cleaned. They were working with previous versions of mesa and intel-drivers (except for warzone2100 which was working with mesa-7.6-devel). Other games, incl. 3d (tremulous, warsow, nexuiz etc.) run just fine.
Comment 1 Eric Anholt 2009-10-07 12:32:55 UTC
Is the CPU busy at the point that the apps are hung?  If so, please use sysprof to find where the CPU's spending its time.

I just tried supertuxkart, and it's working fine here.

Also, bisecting to find what commit of what component caused the failure would help.
Comment 2 Erik Boritsch 2009-10-07 12:44:15 UTC
No, the CPU is not busy.
Do you have amd64 as well? What are the versions you use?
My problem is that downgrading xorg-server from 1.7 is a major PITA, at least on Gentoo and older versions of intel driver don't compile with xorg-server-1.7
Comment 3 Eric Anholt 2009-10-09 14:47:26 UTC
If the CPU isn't busy, then the next step is to gdb the app and backtrace to see where it's stopped (sample it periodically and see what it's doing -- stuck in one place?).  Clear NEEDINFO when you've got some info there so I'll see the report again.

No, I'm not running an amd64 build, however we haven't had 64-bit issues for long enough I can't remember the last one, so I'm guessing that there's something else going on.
Comment 4 Erik Boritsch 2009-10-10 17:30:27 UTC
Could trace the problem to openal and pulseaudio which were updated at the same time as was xorg-server etc. Bug is invalid, sorry for wasting your time.

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