Xorg crashes and reboots my computer
fleclerc at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 21:35:51 UTC 2009
I just installed FreeBSD yesterday. Installed the new world this morning. I
too thought my installation was at fault. This is why I reinstalled (I
didn't do a lot on the system, only configuring the firewall, so it is
rather inexpensive to reinstall thought I would like to get over it and
start actually using the system!)
I would think that the version of Xorg installed by "portinstall -P xorg" is
the latest. This is the one suggesting radeonhd as the driver. Things seem
to be "better" when I use radeonhd with this version althought my system
crashes anyway. I will see if I can provide a Xorg.0.log file. If I
remember, I had something wrong in there: "Failed to change owner or group
for file /dev/dri! 2: No such file or directory".
My ports tree was checked out from cvsup1.freebsd.org yesterday.
2009/12/30 Robert Noland <rnoland at freebsd.org>
> On Wed, 2009-12-30 at 15:48 -0500, François Leclerc wrote:
> > Hi Robert,
> > I have attached to this message the result of running "pciconf -lvb".
> > I have a question regarding the version of Xorg that must be
> > installed. Which is the best? The one installed using "portinstall -P
> > xorg" or the one installed using "pkg_add -r xorg"? The question might
> > look strange but the two commands install a different version. One
> > suggests the radeon driver when running "Xorg -configure" and the
> > other radeonhd. Note that I tried both versions of Xorg (and both with
> > radeon and radeonhd) without success. But I'm guessing one is a better
> > choice? Which one?
> Well, If you ports tree is up to date, then the one from ports will be
> the latest available. Your card doesn't locate the framebuffer where I
> thought it might and so I doubt that the patch that I was referring to
> will fix the issue. Based on the above, I can't help but wonder if
> something in your ports is out of sync and may be triggering this. That
> said, the kernel still shouldn't panic. If you can get a backtrace from
> the kernel panic, that would be good.
> > Thanks for your quick reply!
> > François.
> > 2009/12/30 Robert Noland <rnoland at freebsd.org>
> > On Wed, 2009-12-30 at 14:43 -0500, François Leclerc wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I saw that someone already posted something similar. I have
> > the same
> > > problem.
> > >
> > >
> > > My system is: Intel Q6600 on a ASUS Maximus X38 board with a
> > Radeon HD 3870.
> > >
> > > I have FreeBSD - 8.0 - STABLE - AMD64 installed.
> > >
> > > It doesn't matter which driver I use (radeon or radeonhd),
> > my machine
> > > freezes or reboots when switching to graphical mode. Note
> > that my xorg.conf
> > > file is ok as per "Xorg -config xorg.conf -retro": I get the
> > grey screen and
> > > my mouse cursor is working correctly. Things get bad when I
> > "xinit" or
> > > "startx". If I disable "dri" and "dri2"
> > in /etc/X11/xorg.conf things work
> > > flawlessly.
> > >
> > > I read the list and someone else mentionned a new version of
> > Xorg (7.6.1 I
> > > think) is due soon. Will it fix issues like the one we are
> > having? When will
> > > it be released?
> > The "7.6.1" that is referred to is Mesa, not Xorg. (libGL and
> > dri,
> > among other bits) That is needed for 3d. I'll need a bit
> > more info
> > before I can try to diagnose the issue though. Let's start
> > with a
> > "pciconf -lvb". I may already have a patch to fix this, but
> > the
> > reported issue is generally screen corruption, not panics.
> > robert.
> > > Like the other poster, I can work with VESA in the meantime,
> > but I would
> > > prefer this issue fixed!
> > >
> > > Cheers!
> > >
> > > François
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