DRI for Radeon HD5450 on FreeBSD 9.0

Adam K Kirchhoff akirchhoff135014 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 23 13:51:51 UTC 2012

> Dear list,
> I own a radeon HD5450 and I would like to know how well it is supported
> by freeBSD 9, in partocular DRI and 3D accelaeration.
> I have a fresh 9.0/amd64 on my machine and Xorg fails to initialise the
> DRI.  It says (from Xorg-0.log):
> (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
> (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
> (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/local/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so
> (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
> (II) RADEON(0): Setting screen physical size to 338 x 270
> As the last line of the snippet displays it, I use radeon(4x) as driver.
> I used the page
>     http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/dri/troubleshooting.html  <http://people.freebsd.org/%7Eanholt/dri/troubleshooting.html>
> to try to diagnose the problem and it seems that none of the driver agp
> radeondrm and drm is able to initaialize correctly.
> Can you enable DRI for HD5450 on FreeBSD 9.0 ?
> Do you have some useful documentation to show me?
> In any of these cases, I would say ``thanks!''
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Michael

Neither 2D nor 3D acceleration are supported on any HD5xxx or higher 
GPU.  Nor will they be supported till radeon KMS is implemented.


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