xorg crashes with signal 11 on startup

Vladimir Grebenschikov vova at fbsd.ru
Fri Dec 18 15:03:14 UTC 2009


When I got notebook neither radeon neither radeonhd support X1400, but
support appeared shortly in radeonhd, so I am using radeonhd from that

And it looks like serious regression for me that it does not work any
more with the same hardware.

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>
To: Vladimir Grebenschikov <vova at fbsd.ru>
Cc: Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>, x11 at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: xorg crashes with signal 11 on startup
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:45:01 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, Vladimir Grebenschikov wrote:

> I have not tried xf86-video-ati, xf86-video-radeon work good enough for
> me now.

radeon is part of the ati driver.  You can specify either "ati" or 
"radeon" in the Driver section of xorg.conf.

radeonhd [-devel] is a separate driver from a different source.

IME, radeon is stable and works on the whole range of cards, although 
acceleration may be lacking on the newer R600/R700 cards.  radeonhd aims 
to support those newer cards but is more experimental.

So try ati/radeon.  If it doesn't work on your card, or doesn't provide 
acceleration you need, then go to radeonhd.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

Vladimir B. Grebenschikov
vova at fbsd.ru

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