Originally Posted by Alejandro Nova
Half-off-topic (using your quote: that's why I am posting here): Will you fix those BackingStore crashes with XServer 1.5 (released) in a next 173.xx.xx driver release? Will those fixes come only for 177 series? I'm stuck here with a FX 5500, and BackingStore is all I need by now.
If there really is a GC validation problem with BackingStore, it would be an X server bug and would be difficult to work around in the driver. BackingStore is pretty much a transparent layer on top of the driver, and the driver itself doesn't really have much to do with it.
I seem to recall some of the X developers questioning the usefulness of BackingStore in general, and I think it might be removed in favor of Composite in future X servers. I would recommend asking on the email@example.com