Why does loading radeonkms via /boot/loader.conf fail ?
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 22 03:35:07 UTC 2017
On FreeBSD 10.3 amd64 with a Radeon R5 230 card, I am trying to figure
out why does the boot process fail early on, halting in the attempt to
load radeonkms by setting this in /boot/loader.conf :
If I do that, the radeon kld does get loaded, but radeonkms does not get
loaded, halting the boot with a message that the GPU firmware
(radeonkmsfw_CAICOS_pfp in particular) could not be loaded. The system
hangs, and has to be cold-booted.
The only way I could boot the system was by escaping to the loader
prompt and issuing "disable-module radeonkms".
I have a nice hack that solves the problem of auto-loading radeon*
kld's. Load them via /etc/rc.local :
The above succeeds very sweetly, but for kicks I need to know why the
regular method fails, hanging the system dead.
Thanks for any reply.
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