SDL_FULLSCREEN and XFree86 crash

David Rhodus drhodus at
Sun Sep 21 18:49:28 PDT 2003

On Saturday, September 20, 2003, at 10:36 PM, qhwt at xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Is it just me alone, that setting the video mode to fullscreen makes
XFree86 crash? I'm using SDL12, so the root of the problem may be:
A. incompatibility between DragonFly and SDL12
B. XFree86 driver not properly supporting my video chip
   (pciconf shows that it's a CyberBlade XP Ai1)
C. some incompatibility between DragonFly and XFree86
To confirm that B. is not the case, either I have to run FreeBSD-STABLE
on this computer or somebody must say I'm not alone. As this computer
is a laptop PC and I'm reluctant to reinstall FreeBSD-STABLE, I'd 
appreciate if anyone tell me either
 - Nope, fullscreen just works fine on mine.
 - Yup, me to here.

I have a HP Pavilion N5425 that has the CyperBlade XP chip inside it.
I have noticed a lot of instability when using X with it. When I open a 
terminal consoles under blackbox everything becomes really jumpy. I'll
try and play around with it tomorrow and see if I have the same problems
with -CURRENT and -STABLE. I had just found this under my desk and
thought it would be nice to try DF on, so I haven't really tested 
anything else
on it for over 8 months.

A side note, the laptop has seemed to be very nice, though I'm hoping I 
burn it up as the fan its screamingly load. I've got another one 
ordered from
HP, though its going to take 7-10 days and the way these bearings sound 
don't know if it hold up that long.


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