Xorg/X11 driver Radeon: radeon vs. radeonhd, a mess!
ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Wed Apr 15 10:09:27 UTC 2009
Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 06:55:44 +0000
> "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>> Martin wrote:
>>> Am Tue, 14 Apr 2009 18:08:54 +0200
>>> schrieb "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de>:
>>> if you have problems with the radeonhd driver, you should tell the guys
>>> who work at it. They are really nice and try to help everywhere.
>>> Subscribe there:
>>> I am only using radeonhd, because it works for me on all cards I have.
>>> I noticed that window movement may get choppy, when you compile a new
>>> kernel (DRM) and don't recompile a fresh radeonhd driver. This happens
>>> especially when DRI is enabled for your xorg server.
>> As far as I know, radeonhd from ports doesn't work with DRI enabled on
>> FreeBSD - so it doesn't work on my box either. I guess you're following
>> the recommendations using the development brnach directly from GIT.
> Works for me on amd64 8-current.
> garyj:ernst:~:-bash:4> grep DRI /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
> (II) Loading extension DRI2
> (**) RADEONHD(0): Option "DRI"
> (II) RADEONHD(0): FB: Allocated DRI Back Buffer at offset 0x024B4000 (size = 0x00B13000)
> (II) RADEONHD(0): FB: Allocated DRI Depth Buffer at offset 0x02FC7000 (size = 0x00B13000)
> (II) RADEONHD(0): FB: Allocated DRI Textures at offset 0x03ADA000 (size = 0x0C400000)
> (II) RADEONHD(0): [DRI] installation complete
> (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
> garyj:ernst:~:-bash:5> ls -d /var/db/pkg/*radeon*
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Apr 14 11:32 /var/db/pkg/xf86-video-radeonhd-devel-126.96.36.19990412
Tried radeonhd-devel and failed also!
When enabling DRI in config file, I see the XDM login box and the box
crashes and freezes immediately. Without DRI radeonhd-devel is horrible
slow when moving windows around - inacceptable. It doesn't matter
whether EXA is enabled or not and the phenomenon ist the same as with
the regular radeonhd-driver from xorg-drivers.
I'm back with the VESA driver.
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