[Wine] wine + fglrx + DRI causes total system lock up

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 09:17:16 CDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 9:12 AM, HunicGomes <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here is a strange problem. I have recently installed the latest ATI fglrx driver (version 9.3). Everything appears to be fine, except glxgears only works for the root user.
> It turns out I was missing the DRI section in my xorg.conf. Once  I added it I can run glxgears with no problem. But now I notice my wine games always crashes the computer (black screen with total lock up, needed to press reset to get going again).

Broken video drivers.

> So as an experiment I commented out the DRI section from my xorg.conf and restart, now all my wine apps can start without crashing. But now I can only have 3D as root. Any idea what could be causing this?

Perhaps you need to be in a certain group? 'video' perhaps?

> The previous version of the fglrx driver I was using (9.1) didn't have this problem. So I think this might be a regression of some sort on the driver. But the rest of the system runs fine with the new driver, only wine has the problem. Is this a problem on the driver or wine?



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