[HEADS UP] xorg version switch in CURRENT

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Tue Dec 17 23:27:33 UTC 2013

On 12/17/13 15:32, Aleksandr Rybalko wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:12:05 -0600
> Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 12/17/13 14:07, Steve Kargl wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:20:53PM +0100, Niclas Zeising wrote:
>>>> To get VT switching when using KMS drivers (ATI, Intel) please use
>>>> newcons: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons or if that is not
>>>> possible, force the use of the vesa driver for xorg.
>>> It appears that newcons is unusable with a static kernel.
>>> Adding 'device drm2' and 'device i915kms' to my kernel
>>> config results in a quick death to 'make buldkernel'.
>> You may not want it either. The radeon KMS driver, if loaded with
>> newcons before X, replaces your console with snow (or at least it did
>> the last time I tried it).
> Nathan, on which h/w you did that test? 3 different systems with Intel
> graphic works fine for me.

This is on the following graphics card on amd64:

vgapci0 at pci0:3:0:0:     class=0x030000 card=0x10022f43 chip=0x95cc1002 
rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
     vendor     = 'Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI'
     device     = 'RV620 [ATI FireGL V3700]'

I'll run the test again today or tomorrow and see if it still happens.

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