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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Oct 20 07:47:31 PDT 2008


Christian Michels wrote:
>> -----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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> 

Great! Maybe try this also:

Boot the install CD / DVD in VESA mode (Option 7 during bootup). Does 
the X session crash when running in VESA and it finishes up?


-- 

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
http://www.pcbsd.com


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