[PC-BSD Testing] FW: PC-BSD amd64 / radeon

Christian Michels ChristianMichels at web.de
Mon Oct 13 11:08:55 PDT 2008

Hi there,

any news concerning this issue? Did I post too less info (or too much)? What can I do to lighten up the problem?

Best regards,


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Christian Michels <ChristianMichels at web.de>
> Gesendet: 08.10.08 13:18:49
> An: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Betreff: [PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD amd64 / radeon

> Hello together,
> I've been trying the amd64 version of PC-BSD 7 and there seems to be a problem related to X and radeon. First of all here is my hardware:
> CPU: AMD X2 BE-2350
> Board: ASrock A780FullDisplayPort
> GPU: AMD RV610 (onboard)
> 1.) The first problem I encountered is when I confirm the restart at the end of the installation. My monitor turns black, a warning (from the monitor itself) appears that the refresh and sync rates are outside the allowed ranges. After that I had to press reset.
> 2.) When I start the new installed system I come to the point where I can setup my X config. The Installation used 1280x1024 at 85Hz so I choose "Skip". This will copy the /PCBSD/xorg.conf/<...>/xorg.conf.default (I don't remember the exact path and name of the file but it was clear to me that this is the default config used in the installation) to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (correct me if I'm wrong). Before confirming the start of the X server with the new settings I had a look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> Section "ServerLayout"
>   Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
>   Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
>   InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
>   InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
> EndSection
> Section "ServerFlags"
>   Option "DisableVidModeExtension"
> End Section
> Section "Monitor"
>   Identifier "Monitor0"
>   VendorName "AOC"
>   ModelName "C993"
>   HorizSync 30.0 - 95.0
>   VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
>   Option "DPMS"
> EndSection
> Section "Device"
>   Identifier "Card0"
>   Driver "radeon"
>   VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
>   BoardName "Unknown Board"
>   BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
> EndSection
> I already loaded the radeon.ko module at boot time. So the radeon driver should work. But after confirming the start of X with this config I get the same warning as in 1) above. 
> I read something on the list about ATI and a new version of Xorg. The author wrote that the current version of Xorg in PCBSD 7 does not supply ATI radeon cards. I'm not sure if this is true because at least the installation was OK. Any help is much appreciated. 
> Kind regards,
> Christian Michels
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