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I'm pretty sure this is being caused by my graphics card (ati r12xx or something) and its crappy Linux driver. I am not asking how to fix this problem. I am simply asking what does this "CS" mean?

I'm trying to run a piece of software on my Linux machine, but I'm running into this error report:

radeon: The kernel rejected CS, see dmesg for more information.

This error happens during runtime. It doesn't crash the application, but does cause visual distortion of loaded images. Like I said, it is related to my graphics card. I just want to know what "CS" means, for educational reasons.

I can post the dmesg output here if necessary, but I really don't care about the error itself right now.

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You would need the error for more details, but without context I would say it stands for Context Switch. – Tom Wijsman Nov 8 '11 at 11:42
Why did you delete your question on Stack Overflow? They can migrate it for you. – Tom Wijsman Nov 8 '11 at 11:43
@TomWijsman No reason really. Didn't know it made a difference. =/ – Malabarba Nov 8 '11 at 16:49
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Command Stream. Trying to send it something it does not understand? mabey because it is compressed and it doesnt know how to decompress or didnt decompress properly?

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