3D for AMD64 (was Re: Lack of Flash support is no longer acceptable. Bounty established...)

Ben Kaduk minimarmot at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 19:09:45 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 1:59 PM, Thierry Herbelot <thierry at herbelot.com> wrote:
> Le Wednesday 25 June 2008, Ben Kaduk a écrit :
>> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Thierry Herbelot <thierry at herbelot.com>
> wrote:
>> > is there any hope for having the newly open-sourced radeon/radeon-hd AMD
>> > drivers (and the related 3D acceleration) to work under FreeBSD-AMD64 ?
>> Well, I'm using radeonhd right now on a
>> [kaduk at periphrasis /usr/src/sys/contrib/dev/ath/public]$ uname -a
>> FreeBSD periphrasis.mit.edu 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #4: Wed May
>> 14 00:27:26 EDT 2008
>> root at periphrasis.mit.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/PERIPHRASIS  amd64
> good news !
>> I don't think I have anything that uses 3d installed at the moment, but
>> the 2d seems like it's getting accelerated (non-accelerated dual-monitors
>> can be painfully slow).
> what are the details for your machine ? (graphics board make, motherboard
> chipset etc)
> I was thinking of buying a new machine with AMD 780G or 790GX chipsets, whose
> integrated graphics board is supposed to be driven by radeonhd.

There's a dmesg and pciconf at

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, so Intel P35 northbridge
and Intel ICH9 southbridge; the actual video card came with very
little documentation, but purpots to be a Radeon B2 256 HD2400PRO PCIe
by VisionTek.  The HD2400Pro part certainly seems accurate, at least.

When setting up radeonhd for the card, I did need to toggle the hotplug
detection bit in xorg.conf to get dual-monitor support; I haven't updated
xorg since I filed that report, so I don't know if's been fixed already.

-Ben Kaduk

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