missing X11 mouse cursor w. FreeBSD 12.1 (GhostBSD 20.03)

Michael Schuster michaelsprivate at gmail.com
Thu May 7 06:04:24 UTC 2020


- clone running boot env. into new one
- bectl mount <cloned be> /mnt
- pkg -c /mnt upgrade
- bectl activate -t <cloned be>
- reboot

I can now see the X cursor, so I've permanently activated the new BE.

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 7:39 AM Michael Schuster <michaelsprivate at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I have an ancient Lenovo T60(p?) with a radeon graphics adapter (ATI
> Mobility FireGL V5250) that I installed the latest build of GhostBSD
> (20.03, uses FreeBSD 12.1-STABLE) on.
> With the radeon driver (xf86-video-amdgpu-19.1.0_1), display resolution
> seems right, but the mouse cursor isn't visible.
> In /var/log/messages, I see tons of "error:
> [drm:pid2974:radeon_crtc_cursor_move] *ERROR* radeon_crtc_cursor_move:
> x(-1) < 0" messages (w/o newline, in case that matters).
> I installed drm-fbsd12.0-kmod-4.16.g20200221, which did the trick once
> (but that installation had to be removed after an update that caused a
> kernel crash at boot); this time round, it doesn't seem to be working, so
> this may be a necessary but not sufficient element.
> from rc.conf:
> kld_list="linux linux64 cuse /boot/modules/radeonkms.ko"
> I've done quite a bit of searching, so far w/o success ...
> Does anyone have suggestions for me how to get the cursor back? I'd
> really like to stick to BSD (ZFS alone is worth the effort, and if I get
> boot environments sorted out too, so much the better!) ...
> Michael
> --
> Michael Schuster
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