XFree86 vesa and radeon 9600 driver voor AMD64

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at withagen.nl
Tue May 18 15:32:41 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Wemm" <peter at wemm.org>
> > Was there any particular reason why the vesa is not included in the
> > ISO 5.2.1 CD package....
> The vesa module uses vm86 or bios calls from the kernel.  Those are not 
> possible in a 64 bit kernel.

I hate to agrue with you because you seem te be much more knowledgable
on this than I am, BUT .......
I did not know this and just compiled vesa..... installed it.
And this is currently running... xvidtune "complains" that there is 
nothing to tune. 
So I guess it must be running vesa?? How did this get to work then?
And yes, I am running amd64 in 64 bit mode...

hw.machine: amd64
hw.model: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 242
hw.ncpu: 2

XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 5.2 amd64 [ELF]
Build Date: 17 May 2004
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(--) Chipset vesa found
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(==) VESA(0): Write-combining range (0xa0000,0x20000) was already clear
(==) VESA(0): Write-combining range (0xc0000,0x40000) was already clear
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(==) VESA(0): Write-combining range (0x0,0x1000) was already clear
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 131072 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: V350
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 01.00
(==) VESA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) VESA(0): RGB weight 565
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC supported
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC Level 2
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC transfer in appr. 2 sec.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC read successfully
(II) VESA(0): Manufacturer: PHL  Model: 801  Serial#: 109398
(II) VESA(0): Year: 2001  Week: 14
(II) VESA(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) VESA(0): Digital Display Input
(II) VESA(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 34  vert.: 27
(II) VESA(0): Gamma: 2.10
(II) VESA(0): DPMS capabilities: StandBy Suspend Off; RGB/Color Display
And it goes on forever and forever, listing just about any vesa mode
ever invented by mankind
Looks pretty complete to me??

> > I have an ATI radeon 9600 video card, and that driver seems to be
> > the only one I can get X to work with on amd64....
> > Next to the fact that configuration of it, is horribly simple.
> > And thus would be a good target to get people quick online with a
> > simple XConfig.
> I had to use a newer XFree86 that had updated drivers for my radeon 
> 7000.  It wasn't pretty, to say the least.
> I currently run this at home:
> vendor string:    The XFree86 Project, Inc
> vendor release number:    40400000
> XFree86 version: 4.4.0
> But.. I had to do unspeakable things to it to make it compile.  The 
> XFree86 folks really truely screwed things up.

Well I'm trying to get a old 32-bit set of compiler tools on line on 
amd64. Gives me the same sort of feeling.....

I tried using the Server-snap port, but i claims it does not compile
on amd64 .... 


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