[PC-BSD Testing] DRM with ati doesnt work

Florian Stinglmayr fstinglmayr at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 05:18:54 PDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:52 PM,  <rath at mglug.de> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:15 PM,  <rath at mglug.de> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Beta2 ist running much slower than beta1 here :-(
>>> Maybe the fail of drm-support ist the reason:
>> What does dmesg say when you load the radeon DRM driver?
> Unfortunatly, dmesg doesn't say anything about drm :/
> [...]
>> Alternatively you could check the access rights on the DRM devices
>> and/or check for proper Xorg DRM Mode set to 0666.
> permissions are set allright to 0666.
> No difference running glxgears as root or user. Runs with about 2600
> frames (linux 11600 Frames)
> Any ideas?
> Oliver

Would you mind try probing dmesg again, after booting in verbose mode?
But what also strikes me is:

> (WW) RADEON(0): R500 support is under development. Please report any
>issues to xorg-driver-ati at lists.x.org

Might be worth asking on the freebsd-multimedia list if their DRI can
yet support this chipset. But a good bet to tell if it does support is
to run

# pciconf -lv

And see if the card has either vesa0 or drm0 attached to it. vesa
means that it is probably not yet supported, whereas drm means you are

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