PCI Radeon 7000/VE (RV100) on AMD64

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Wed May 3 17:28:35 UTC 2006

On 5/3/06, Wilde, Donald <dwilde at sandia.gov> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Nikolas Britton
> Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 2:46 PM
> To: Alastair G. Hogge
> Cc: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: PCI Radeon 7000/VE (RV100) on AMD64
> On 3/27/06, Alastair G. Hogge <agh at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> > G'day
> >
> > Having some problem with Xorg-6.9.0 and the radeon or ati driver on
> > mad64 system. X seems to look up at a black screen after setting the
> > resolution and then resets the computer. I have drm and radeon defined
> > in my kernel config and I've also added the appropriate lines to
> > xorg.conf
> >
> This may or may not be relavent... but I have a triple-head setup using
> three Radeon cards; 1 agp based 8500LE and 2 pci based 7000/VE's.
> I've never had DRI / X working... The problem(s) you're having sounds
> like the problems I was having... Comment out 'Load  "dri"' in xorg.conf
> and try it again.
> Nikolas, Alistair -
> There is still active work going on in the DRI/DRM section of X.org for
> ATI/Radeon. There were some partial fixes posted to FreeDesktop.org's
> bugzilla, but they require X 6.9.0-CURRENT. Nikolas' suggestion
> (commenting Load "DRI") does work, but I was able to get the DRI to
> function (with 3D OpenGL) using CURRENT X (as of two months ago; it may
> be even better now.)

I can't seem to find any devel snapshots on the xorg website?... and
I'm already running 6.9.0 (It's still broken, but fails more


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