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

Christian Michels ChristianMichels at web.de
Thu Oct 16 11:35:06 PDT 2008


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
> Gesendet: 16.10.08 16:08:52
> An: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Betreff: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] FW:  PC-BSD amd64 / radeon


> Christian Michels wrote:
> > 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,
> > 
> > Christian
> > 
> >> -----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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> >>
> 
> 
> Can you hit the vesa mode option during the bootup and does that work? 
> I've heard of some bugs with the ati cards / drivers, where when you 
> close X, it doesn't allow a new X session to start. Something isn't 
> closing correctly. Also, we will have a 7.0.1 update out very shortly, 
> and I've added the radeonhd driver to the list of drivers you can 
> select, which may work better with your particular card.
> 
> -- 
> 
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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Hi Kris, 

thanks for your reply. I think you're right: the X session is closed and cannot be re-opened. I tried xvesa set but that didn't solve my problem. So I'll be waiting for the next update. 

You do a really good job. Keep going!

Regards,

Christian


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