Why does loading radeonkms via /boot/loader.conf fail ?
matt.xtaz at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 08:53:26 UTC 2017
On Jul 22 03:35, Manish Jain wrote:
>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.
I thought that the new recommended way of loading modules is now to use
/etc/rc.conf like this rather than using loader.conf.
This is how I've been loading my modules since I read about it on one of
the forum or mailing lists. Might be worth giving that a go?
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