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Re: Plot3d causes crash with radeon driver and Debian testing

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  • Subject: [mg104750] Re: Plot3d causes crash with radeon driver and Debian testing
  • From: Pavel Pokorny <pavel.pokora.pokorny at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 06:50:15 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hcbi3r$js0$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 29, 4:00 am, Nils Kanning <n... at kanning.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using Mathematica 7.0.1 on Debian testing with the open source
> radeon driver (xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.12.3-1).
>
> Every time I use Plot3d, I get a blank image first. If I then rotate the
> plot, I see the 3d surface. After stopping the rotation Mathematica
> crashes and I get the following output:
> failed to create pixmap
> failed to create pixmap
> failed to create pixmap
> Mathematica: radeon_lock.c:65: radeonGetLock: Assertion `drawable !((void=
 *)0)
>
> Is there someone else with this problem?
>
> The only (partial) solution I found so far is to start Mathematica using
> the "-mesa" option which makes rotating 3d plots rather slow.
>
> Best regards
> Nils

The same for me running Mathematica 7.0.1 in Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit (AMD).
Running
   mathematica -mesa
seems to work fine and I have not noticed any slow-down.

Pavel


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