Freebsd 8.1 + xorg + radeonhd hang

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Sep 13 23:10:00 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:04:16AM +0200, Eivind E wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2010, Roland Smith wrote:
> >> Did you try the normal radeon driver (not radeonhd)?
> >> It supports the RV515 chip used by the X1550, too.
> >
> > Keep in mind that normal radeon driver is called x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati
> > now.
> >
> > If you load the drm.ko and radeon.ko (and maybe agp.ko) kernel models with
> > this driver, you'll have accellerated 3D as well as 2D (both XAA and the newer
> > EXA). Works like a charm on my Radeon X 1650 Pro, and should work with your
> > card as well.
> Tried to substitute the driver with ati and loading radeon.ko (which
> automatically loaded drm.ko) and had the same results as the plain
> radeon driver. X starts up once in a while, but the screen goes
> to about half of normal brightness and the view is moved down and to the
> right.

Do you have a modeline in your xorg.conf? If so, try taking it out. Or try
running 'X -configure' from the console to generate a new basic
xorg.conf. Some monitors come with a button or control to automatically tune
them to the video source. If you have that it might help as well. If not, try

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