ATI Radeon 4350 Problem

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Jan 23 17:16:07 UTC 2011

On Sun, 23 Jan 2011, Bahman Kahinpour wrote:

> Hi FreeBSD people all over the world,
> I've installed FreeBSD 8.1 on a system which has ATI Radeon 4350 (I
> tried both 32bit and 64bit architectures, in both situations the
> problem persists). After enabling HALD and DBUS my system runs X
> Window System (GNOME, ...) very well without any problem or
> instability. But when I exit the X Window System to the TCSH (e.g.
> through the System>Logout in GNOME), my system suddenly reboots when I
> try to get into the X Window System again.
> During a single bootup, my system can start the X Window System only
> once and just reboots (not a proper reboot/one of these sudden
> without-saving-anything/without-syncing-disks boots).
> As the system runs (that single time) X Window System properly without
> any problems I do not think there is a driver problem. What should I
> do? I think it needs one of these
> compile-your-kernel-again-with-this-little-option tricks!!! Has anyone
> managed to get ATI 4350 working on 8.1-RELEASE?

It should Just Work.  Did you addeWITHOUT_NOUVEAU=yes to 
/etc/make.conf before installing xorg and xf86-video-ati?

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