Xorg & ATi/Radeon drivers on 7.0-STABLE?

Isaac Mushinsky itz at mushinsky.net
Tue Mar 25 14:59:33 PDT 2008

If you haven't done that yet, try recompiling xorg-server without HAL (make
config and check it off). I don't know why, but strange things like these
happened to me too until HAL support was disabled.

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Aline de Freitas <aline at riseup.net> wrote:

> Em Tuesday 25 March 2008 15:35:51 C Verboom escreveu:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Just new here, so if this has been dealt with before, pls excuse me.
> > I've seen only a few posts dealing w/ ATi drivers ("ati" and "radeon")
> on
> > v7.0-STABLE and Xorg, and together with my own experience I'm inclined
> to
> > suspect there's something wrong with this combo. Or "wrong"... it may
> need
> > special attention, but I lack the knowledge to prove or find a
> definitive
> > answer, and you ppl here might.
> >
> > For a while I've been running 6.2-STABLE w/ Xorg on a Dell Latitude
> C610.
> > Worked nicely @ 1400x1050, no problems.
> > A few days ago I've performed a fresh install of 7.0-STABLE. The install
> > was done for User/X-User, nothing (cvs, ports, etc) has been added or
> > modified apart from network settings to be able to ssh/scp.
> > The problem: there's no way that I can get a decent graphics resolution
> > like I was used to. The only one xorg.conf setting that resulted in
> stable
> > graphics was 'Driver "vga"' and 'Mode "640x480"'.
> > For the last 2 days (with the help of numerous Ati and Xorg-related
> posts
> > on the net and c/p from my old xorg.conf) I've been trying to apply any
> > reasonable setting using the "ati" and "radeon" drivers, only to see a
> > blurred screen: HorizSync and/or VertSync way off, flickering and
> scrolling
> > bars. No visible diff in the blurr w/ modified sync numbers, but no
> > hang-ups as others seem to have stumbled upon: I can always kill the
> server
> > w/ C-A-BS. Sometimes something seemed to happen (KDE starting? I never
> > waited long before I killed the server...) as I did see a partial
> > light-colored change in the blurr.
> > Comparing the log of my old setup (I've put the image back twice over to
> > check), there's a few -in my little experience- important differences
> with
> > output of drivers and modules, or at least the way things such as
> > capacities and capabilities are displayed, so under the hood there's so
> > much changes that I cannot reasonably grasp what exactly is different
> and
> > in what way... for which I apologize, but I'm bold enough to suspect..
> >
> > So: is the problem with me or with the new ... (drivers, modules, ???)
> It looks like an ati driver issue.
> I suggest you to first, try the latest git tree driver by doing the
> following:
> git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
> cd xf86-video-ati
> ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr/local --mandir=/usr/local/man
> make
> Then deinstall the xf86-video-ati from the ports tree:
> pkg_deinstall xf86-video-ati-6.8.0_1
> and install the one from the git tree:
> make install
> If you see the same issues with the driver from the git tree, you should
> report it to the xorg mailing list at:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg
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