ATI Radeon HD5500 driver question
freebsd at edvax.de
Sat May 19 19:00:16 UTC 2012
On Sat, 19 May 2012 11:59:03 -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
> 1. Since the driver notes that Acceleration was disabled, but there are
> no other errors, shouldn't the driver work in dumb frame buffer mode?
> (Hoping to get something hobbling along...) Or is this the result of
> the need for KMS and I'm SOL?
Do you have drm/dri (direct renering) installed, port and
kernel module? I've been using that with a ATI Radeon 9200
(I think, RV250, no HD) with excellent 2D and 3D results
both with XFree86 and X.org - tested with excessive gaming. :-)
> 2. Since the server didn't exit, is it actually pretending to run?
Check using ps or top.
> Shouldn't I be seeing the standard X grey hatched background?
No. The default new background is plain black. Nothing to see.
No grey pattern, no twm, nothing. And in case HAL and DBUS _or_
xorg.conf settings don't really match, you don't even see the
X-shaped mouse cursor.
> 3. The Xorg man page notes that <ctrl><alt><bksp> should cause it to
> exit. However, it doesn't, and I had to use kill -TERM. Any hints on
> why <ctrl><alt><bksp> doesn't cause it to exit?
This is also a new default to _not_ work anymore. You have more
than two (if I remember correctly) options in making it work.
You'll find them in the Handbook:
One possibility when X has been compiled _without_ HAL support
(and no hald running), placing
Option "DontZap" "false"
into the "ServerLayout" section should work. Additionally, I see
that I have
Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
in the "InputDevice" section of "Keyboard0". It "just" works. :-)
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