Freebsd 8.1 + xorg + radeonhd hang

Eivind E eivinde at
Thu Sep 16 21:18:59 UTC 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010, J.R. Oldroyd wrote:

> Finally I tried the radeonhd driver from the experimental port
> in x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd-devel.  This works perfectly
> for me: good performance AND xvideo support.

I tried this driver aswell, it still locked up. I've replaced the card
with an nvidia now which behaves almost as the radeon did a year ago; I
can start X once, when starting it for a second time it freezes.
For now, I will have to make do with that, I need the machine for
regular use.

All of these problems sure makes me miss the Amiga, where the hardware
was known and worked good as long as it didn't have defects in the
hardware itself. Whether you used the system libs or banged the
hardware directly, there were simply not that many configurations to

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\\//   Eivind Evensen

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