R: lockup with vidcontrol VESA_800x600
barbara.xxx1975 at libero.it
Sun Jan 9 18:45:24 UTC 2011
>Yesterday I upgraded to
>FreeBSD hostname 9.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT #28: Sat Jan 8
>17:05:30 CET 2011
>and vidcontrol VESA_800x600 stopped working (again). I exchanged emails
>with jkim about a similar problem in February 2010 (vidcontrol
>VESA_800x600 would mangle the screen output), there was no definitive
>resolution, but it started working again sometime around July 2010.
>Now however, when I try to set VESA_800x600, my machine seems to
>lockup. It no longer responds to any input, I cannot ping it and I
>cannot drop to the debugger.
>I've tried setting other modes, but trying to set them results in:
>obtaining new video mode parameters: operation not supported by device.
>graphics card is a:
>vgapci0 at pci0:1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x013a1002 chip=0x514c1002
>rev=0x00 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc. / Advanced Micro
>Devices, Inc.' device = 'Radeon 8500 / 8500LE (R200)'
> class = display
> subclass = VGA
>Any clues what might have changed?
I had to gave up with VESA.
Before all the changes (feb./mar. 2010) it was working perfectly with
Now I have to use MODE_30, because any other higher resolution isn't working
or it's crashing the machine, as I've reported yet.
I would like to add that yesterday, I left twice my pc running CURRENT turned
on while doing other things. And both time on my return it was dead. Not even
replying to ping.
I had to set blanktime="NO" in /etc/rc.conf. I'm not sure if the problem has
been introduced recently.
Did you noticed that too?
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