Graphics problems on AMD A6-6400 processor + Asus A68HM motherboard

Dutch Ingraham stoa at
Wed Aug 10 00:41:32 UTC 2016

On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 12:08:58AM +0000, Manish Jain wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed a new Asus A68HM motherboard with an AMD A6-6400 
> processor. The board has onboard ATI Radeon 8470 graphics adapter chip.
> I installed a fresh copy of FreeBSD 10.3 amd64, with great hopes that 
> everything would work out of the box. It did not. The graphics output 
> under Gnome is skewed - half the text of Applications menu list  is 
> missing and strange streaks appear at a few places on the screen.
> To check whether there was any RAM problem, I ran a couple of passes 
> under memtest86 with no errors. There are no page fault reports at 
> boot-time either.
> I then installed OpenSuse 42.1 leap, where the graphics output is 
> normal. But I want to move back to FreeBSD - that is the only thing I like.
> Can someone please help me try to get normal graphics with the new board 
> and CPU ? If it is not possible under 10.3, I can wait for a fresh 
> release like 11.0. But I must get things working normally under FreeBSD, 
> else all of my money would have been wasted.
> Thanks for any help.
> Manish Jain

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