[PC-BSD Support] Xorg 3d Ati Card

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Nov 26 11:18:58 PST 2007


The open-source ATI driver is rather hit-n-miss on BSD or even Linux in 
general. I have very basic 3d support here with my ATI 9600 Pro, but it 
still won't run Compiz or anything advanced like that. However, I will 
be updating driver in the OS from 6.6 to 6.7 here very shortly, which 
may help your situation. That patch should be online by the end of the 


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

Terry Sposato wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently installed PC-BSD 1.4.1 and cannot enable 3d functionality in 
> Xorg. Even when I tried to boot into normal X after the installation 
> occured it would not work. I had to boot into single user mode, and add 
> the following to boot up normally or else my system hung and would only 
> respond to a hard power reset.
> Option     "NoAccel"    "True"
> Now the same thing has happened on a couple of other distro's and I am 
> pretty sure it is my laptop. It is an Asus M6R with an ATI Mobility 
> Radeon 9100IGP video card. The problem I am encounting is that whenever 
> I play movies etc. I get mini screen freezes every second or so and it 
> is really annoying. I did not get this problem in Ubuntu for instance. I 
> have tried using the ati-3d-enable option in the Xorg setup and my 
> system hangs as well so I am not sure what to do.
> Anyone experienced this problem before?
> Cheers,
> Terry
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