xf86-video-ati 6.14.0 crashes System
jhell at DataIX.net
Wed Mar 2 03:46:17 UTC 2011
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On Tue, 1 Mar 2011 15:22, kamikaze@ wrote:
> On 27/02/2011 23:05, David Demelier wrote:
>> On 27/02/2011 21:50, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
>>> Christoph Moench-Tegeder<cmt at burggraben.net> wrote:
>>>>> after update tu the new xorg on my FreeBSD8 my system crashes all time
>>>>> I start X.
>>>> Same here with
>>> Also reported by me for the ATI Radeon RV370 X300 SE and somebody
>>> else for a differently branded card with the same chip.
>>>> When using the ati/radeon driver, the system crashes too fast to leave
>>>> any log (literally, Xorg.0.log was not changed), so I can't provide any
>>>> information from there.
>>> As a workaround, install the version 6.13 driver. A separate port
>>> has been created for it.
>>> # portupgrade -o x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati613 xf86-video-ati
>> That's sad, yet another panic :(. This time that's me who is lucky. I've
>> got a radeon 4330 and it's working absolutely fine.
> Just to put this thread into context, the new driver improves the
> situation for some people, of course you don't see them complaining
In light of this just for testament, it has improved the performance of my
Radeon 9700 Pro (R300).
> My machine has 2 ATI cards, one onboard (HD4200) and one in the PCIE
> slot (HD5770). The new driver allows me to switch back to the console
> when using the HD5770.
Just one card here in the AGP slot of this old mother board. Some tweaking
that I had to do in order to get it to behave was switch it to PCI mode,
and a few other things listed here:
Option "DMAForXv" "off"
Option "BusType" "PCI"
Option "AccelMethod" "XAA"
Option "DynamicPM" "on"
Option "Int10" "on"
Option "DRI" "off"
Option "RenderAccel" "on"
Keep in mind though that this is a hacked up machine with a new video card
in even older hardware so settings mentioned here will rarely match new
machines with equally new hardware.
> In conjunction with the Xorg upgrade a reproducible panic with certain
> combinations of BIOS and xorg.conf configurations disappeared.
> These combinations still don't work, but instead of panicking the
> system, the Xorg process can be killed and the xorg.conf can be
> changed to a working configuration without a reboot or risk of
> data loss.
No panics here because of the driver or new X.org but until the settings
above were put into place and after a few thousand redraws of a browser on
this system I was left to hit the power button and wait for watchdog to
kick in and shut the system down because a frozen non responsive screen.
All is well now. Thanks for the upgrades! nice job to all!
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