Freebsd 8.1 + xorg + radeonhd hang

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Sun Sep 19 09:18:19 UTC 2010

On 09/19/10 08:20, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On 2010-Sep-15 22:29:46 +0200, Eivind E<eivinde at>  wrote:
>> That has crossed my mind aswell, the only thing which makes me doubt
>> it is that after updating X number of months ago (probably about a
>> year and a half), it started to work with no problems whatsoever.
>> Now, after upgrading again, it has stopped working.

In my case, this is exactly the other way around. There was atime when 
radeonhd and radeon both worked with radeon boards, even with DRI set to 
on. I recall the the time, whe radeonhd was ugraded to semthing like 
1.2.8 or so the problems started occuring (in my case)

There is also an issue with SMP. On my private UP box I used a radeon 
HD4830, both with radeonhd and radeon (tend to use radeonhd because it 
was faster). Since this box got an hardware exchange (same FBSD 8.1 but 
with SMP kernel due to dual core, 4GB RAM etc.), both driver, radeon and 
radeonhd crashes when leaving a X11 session or sending a 'killall -HUP 
X'. The box simply freezes.

My lab's box has now a HD4770 board. The box is also FreeBSD 8.1, SMP 
kernel, 8GB RAM. No matter what radeon driver, enabling DRI results in a 
immediate crash of the box when X comes up. Leaving a X11 session also 
results in a freeze (my crashes are always freezes, there is no 
coredump, just a black screen).The same happens with a HD4670 board. 
More interesting is the usage of DBUS and HALD. With both enabled, the 
box dies immediately when X comes up. No matter whether radeon or 
radeonhd is used.
Well, without X, dbus and hald work well. with X.



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