[PC-BSD Testing] Lies, damn lies and xorg wizard
erjc98 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 12:36:01 PDT 2009
Correcting some misinformation and damn lies I told kris on IRC.
The Ati-radeon DRM and TTM/GEM infrastructure is undergoing some major
changes. Some changes are going in linux-2.6.31/staging and the "Xorgs" are
planning on putting the finishing touches in 2.6.32. No idea about
freebsd-land, I'm a clueless noob.
The user-land parts (ddx/mesa) are seeing upheaval as well. Right now,
r300-500 cards/drivers can give users nasty hangs/freezes. An fscking
hard-reboot may be necessary if the user cannot otherwise log-in to his
box. Some radeonHD and/or nouveau users may see this kind of issues
now/soon, the radeon Xorgs see this code as the base going forward.
Some changes in the X configuration wizard, /boot/loader.conf and xorg.conf
will mitigate some issues for pcbsd users. Toggling off 3d/accel stuff;
radeon_load="NO" # "YES" to enable, default yes
In xorg.conf, drm/dri/glx support;
Option "BusType" "PCI" # some issues are in AGP code, mitigated in PCI
# Option "AGPMode" "8" # 4 or whatever works
Disable "glx" # this may be the only one needed
Disable "drm" # many issues, various tweaks, disabling dri,drm,glx
Disable "dri" # with various kernel/bios tweaks may allow more/less
As for Xserver zapping not working;
Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
Best info I found is;
But nothing from that worked for me. I guess a version mismatch of
libs/configs might be the culprit here. Xinput is seeing a lot of changes
lately but I'm not following development.
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