Radeon 9250 DRM in 7.2-RELEASE

Robert Noland rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 4 18:13:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 13:41 -0400, Steve Polyack wrote:
> I upgraded my workstation (via source) to 7.2-RELEASE from 7.1-RELEASE 
> about a day ago.  After the upgrade procedure, I'm having no luck with 
> using DRM in X11.  It worked fine before and gave reasonable 
> performance.  Now when I start up X with DRI enabled, both of my screens 
> display garbage.  The mouse pointer is also not visible.
> I'm using a PCI Radeon 9250.  I can get more details if necessary.  I 
> can also try to revert the kernel DRM module code to 7.1.
>  From dmesg:
> drm2: <ATI Radeon RV280 9250> on vgapci2

Why is this drm2?  Is this a multicard setup?  Multicard doesn't work
right now.  If you aren't using more than one card, can you disable
whatever else drm is attaching to?


> vgapci2: child drm2 requested pci_enable_busmaster
> info: [drm] Initialized radeon 1.29.0 20080528
> info: [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
> info: [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
> info: [drm] writeback test succeeded in 2 usecs
> drm2: [ITHREAD]
> Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>
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