[Chimera-users] ATI-Driver & Chimera hangs OS

Mingfeng Yang mfyang at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 08:30:22 PDT 2005

Hi, Greg and Tom,

It's just lucky to have a new ati-driver released at the same moment.
Yes. After upgraded to 8.18.6, everything came back to normal, and the 
rendering become even faster.

Thank you for your help!


Greg Couch wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Mingfeng Yang wrote:
>> I am using Chimera build version 1 build 2176 on my Gentoo Linux
>> platform, with ati firegl 8700 graphic card.
>> After I upgraded the ati-drivers from 8.14.13 to 8.16.20, chimera will
>> hang the whole system, everything dead, including the keyboard. I can
>> only see the chimera window frame (the border), nothing else.
>> What could be the problem?
> Well, it sounds like the graphics driver is buggy.  The latest Linux 
> version from ATI is version 8.18.6.  Please try the lastest version.  
> If that still fails, let us know, and downgrade to 8.14.13.
> We have also seen a similar hanging problem when chimera is started up 
> from a terminal window and then the user types control-Z to suspend 
> chimera.  The workaround is to "not do that" and to start a new 
> terminal window to work in.
>     Hope this helps,
>     Greg Couch
>     UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>     gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu

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