Xorg error: New athlon laptop, radeonhd video - unable to load
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Dec 19 17:05:06 UTC 2011
On Mon, 19 Dec 2011, Da Rock wrote:
> On 12/19/11 21:31, Da Rock wrote:
>> I hate to come with this kind of a query, but my googling hasn't come
>> across a satisfactory answer.
>> I'm running an install on a brand new laptop for a client, and I'm trying
>> to get X up using xdm- nothing. The logs says it failed to load fbdev
>> because there is no data module.
>> I try uninstalling fbdev and running a rebuild of xorg- its still using the
>> builtin configuration and still can't load fbdev. No devices detected.
>> I run Xorg -configure, and it shows the radeon card fine, 2 displays. Still
>> working with the config file, but it seems fine.
> correction - its dual display issue that I've never had trouble with before
> (I also have installed on a HTPC with same memory, phenom quad core, uses a
> radeon HD card and a NVidia HD card). And no, the Xorg -config
> /root/xorg.conf.new [-retro] doesn't work as it is locking up and I can't
> even ctl-alt-backspace, I have to acpi power off to shut the system down.
> Google's still not giving me any hope... :( Last time I came across this
> level of issue was with a solo vintage intel card on yet another laptop- it
> froze the system too.
> BTW, who says multicard vga is rare?
Some newer laptops have dual GPUs, an onboard Intel combined with one
from another vendor for higher performance. There's hot-switching
between the two, but AFAIK it's not supported in FreeBSD. There may be
a BIOS option to disable one or the other. There should still be two
More than one video card at a time is a different issue, which is also
unsupported on FreeBSD AFAIK:
(WW) VGA arbiter: cannot open kernel arbiter, no multi-card support
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