radeon and FreeBSD freeze (was: Re: Do you need x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd-devel?)

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Wed Sep 10 11:47:56 UTC 2008

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Hello Kostik,

Kostik Belousov <kostikbel at gmail.com> writes:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 01:01:33PM +0400, Boris Samorodov wrote:
>> Norikatsu Shigemura <nork at FreeBSD.org> writes:
>> > On Sat, 06 Sep 2008 20:06:50 +0400
>> > Boris Samorodov <bsam at ipt.ru> wrote:
>> >> > 	works.  To get that result, I made a ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-
>> >> > 	radeonhd-devel port.  Anyone do you need this port, too?
>> >> Sure. Thanks!
>> > 	Thank you, I brushed up my port.  Please test attached port.
>> Sorry to inform you but actually I have:
>> -----
>> (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Sapphire X550 Silent] rev 0, Mem @ 0xd0000000/28, 0xfe7e0000/16, I/O @ 0xb000/8, BIOS @ 0xfe7c0000/17
>> (--) PCI: (1:0:1) ATI Technologies Inc RV370 secondary [Sapphire X550 Silent] rev 0, Mem @ 0xfe7f0000/16
>> -----
>> ...which seems to be supported by the radeon (not radeonhd) driver.
>> Well, I'd say that my card rather unsupported, since I get freezing
>> X with it. So I have to use the vesa driver.
> Could you give more details on the freeze symptoms ?
> E.g., is it complete freeze, or is mouse pointer still alive ?

The most convenient way to freeze the OS is to finish gnome session.
When gdm is reloading the whole mashine freezes at gnome greeter.
The mouse cursor freezes while being a clock-buzzer. Ctrl-alt-del
doesn't help, only reset does.

> Does disabling DRI in xorg.conf fixes the problem ?

Didn't try, but may do if it may help.

Here is my X-log:

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