Xorg - getting VESA to work on a Radeon Xpress 200?
noackjr at alumni.rice.edu
Fri May 6 22:38:29 PDT 2005
On 05/04/05 22:15, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> I have an amd64 machine, it has a RS480M2-IL (aka MS-7093) mainboard
> (don't ask me what the '-IL' means, I have no idea).
> I run the FreeBSD 5-stable branch on the machine:
> root at kg-quiet# uname -a
> FreeBSD kg-quiet.kg4.no 5.4-STABLE FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #2: Tue May 3
> 22:40:03 CEST 2005 root at kg-quiet.kg4.no:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/QUIET
> This mainboard have "ATI Radeon Xpress 200" integrated graphics, which
> currently isn't supported by any ATI drivers, AFAIK. So I have to use
> the VESA driver.
> I run this with Xorg 6.8.2 from ports, using the vesa driver, on an LCD
> that have 1280x1024 as native resolution. The problem has been that the
> vesa driver behaves odd; text (any text) is "blurred" (for lack of a
> better word) so that it is difficult / imposiible to read. Except for
> that (not so small) problem, Xorg has been working without problems.
> Recently I noticed that there was a new port; xorg-server-snap
> (126.96.36.199), so I tried that one. First I tried to autodetect drivers;
> xorg suggested the 'ati' driver, but that makes a mess of the display.
> so back to the vesa driver again. And to my joy I discovered that text
> was crisp and readable again! Nice!
> But there is one problem: xorg won't do 1280x1024 anymore.
> The log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) contains this line:
> (II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
> Huh? Earlier on in the log file, it reported:
> (II) VESA(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
> (II) VESA(0): 720x400 at 70Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 60Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 67Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 72Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 640x480 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 60Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 72Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 800x600 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 832x624 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 60Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 70Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1024x768 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1280x1024 at 75Hz
> (II) VESA(0): 1152x870 at 75Hz
> The complete Xorg.0.log file is attached.
> I tried searching on the net (ok, "googling"), but didn't find anything
> that helped.
> Any hints on what I can try to fix this?
Support for your chipset was added at the end of March, so it definitely
should be in 188.8.131.52:
Try the radeon driver. You may get the same results as the ati driver
(I think ati is a generic name that gets you radeon, r128, etc.), but
radeon is the correct choice. If it doesn't work you should file a bug.
I'm not sure how to fix your VESA problem...
Jonathan Noack | noackjr at alumni.rice.edu | OpenPGP: 0x991D8195
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