XFree86-4-Server-snap fails on VIA CLE266 running 5-CURRENT

Tilman Linneweh tilman+2004-04-12 at arved.at
Mon Apr 12 14:50:56 PDT 2004

* Chris Shenton [Mo, 12 Apr 2004 at 19:28 GMT]:
> I've got a VIA EPIA box which has the CastleRock CLE266 video
> chipset.  Matt Dillion provided instructions on how to get the port
> XFree86-4-Server-snap to run, so I've been able to run its
> build for a while.
> Last night I updated the port, which got XFree86  It works
> on my other non-VIA machines, but on the VIA CLE266 box it bombs upon
> startup, using the same XFree86Config file I had been using
> earlier.  /var/log/XFree86.0.log repeats several times before death:
>   Symbol drmOpen from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.o is unresolvable
>   Symbol drmClose from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.o is unresolvable

I think you can ignore these, I get the all the time on my VIA KM400 Laptop.
IIRC there is also a message that these are not the cause of the crash.

> But again, it died on the VIA on startup, with no message indicating
> what failed in the log file.
> Am I correct in thinking that the problem is with FreeBSD's DRI/DRM
> support of the VIA CLE266 chips? If so, is there a way to tell
> XFree86Config to NOT use these features, to disable these options?
> If it's something else, any suggestions for a work-around?

I think the problem is with this snapshot. I suggest updating to the CVS
version / or 4.4.

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