SDL_FULLSCREEN and XFree86 crash

Harold Gutch logix at
Mon Sep 22 13:58:02 PDT 2003

On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 06:36:25PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Hello.
> :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 really
> :appreciate if anyone tell me either
> : - Nope, fullscreen just works fine on mine.
> : - Yup, me to here.
>     I don't I have ever tried this on any FreeBSD so I don't know whether it
>     is DragonFly specific, but we haven't messed with anything related to
>     the video drivers or X so my guess is that FreeBSD will have a similar
>     issue.

I just tried it on my laptop running FreeBSD-STABLE from about 5
weeks ago and was able to switch back and forth between
fullscreen and windows mode without any crashes or other
instabilities whatsoever.  The video card is an ATI Rage 3D LT PRO,
and I'm not using DRI at the moment.  I don't have a DragonFly
installation here though, so I can't test my laptop with DragonFly.
I don't think we already have a bootable Live-CD, do we?


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