ATI Radeon LW RV200 Mobility 7500 M7 locks up on X exit
spawk at acm.poly.edu
Tue Feb 15 14:34:10 UTC 2011
On 02/15/11 04:23, Chris H wrote:
> On Mon, February 14, 2011 2:35 pm, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011, Chris H wrote:
>>> I'm /not/ on a GENERIC kernel, but here are some relevant pieces from
>>> my setup that might help; rc.conf(5) hald_enable="NO" dbus_enable="YES"
>> Half a dozen machines here (roughly, it varies) say that hal is fine.
>> One of those machines is a T42, but needs updating to the latest
>> 8-stable. Apparently I put the significant files on the FLCL site a
>> while back:
>>> xorg.conf(5) Section "ServerLayout"
>>> Identifier "X.org Configured"
>>> InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
>>> InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>>> Section "ServerFlags"
>>> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"
>> No, please stop doing that. See
>>> Option "AutoAddDevices" "true"
>>> Option "AutoEnableDevices" "true"
>> These are defaults.
>>> OH, one other thing that comes to mind;
>>> Did you let Xorg(1) create your xorg.conf(8) file? and if so (you /should/
>>> have), what was the output? Again, if so, is that the conf file you're using
>> Sorry, must disagree with that. -configure creates outmoded xorg.conf
>> files, with older options that are either no longer needed or outright obsolete.
>> It also leaves out useful settings.
> So basically, Your saying it's all a "crap shoot", a "roll of the dice".
> The rule is; there is no rule. RTFM does not apply here.
> I was only speaking from my own experiences with this same problem.
> I own, and operate 30 FreeBSD boxes here. They range from 7.x-8.x, with the
> exception of 1 6.x. This problem began at RELENG_7 for me. I wrestled with
> it for quite some time - much of it on this mailing list. The only consistent
> thing I could find, was that DISabling hald(8) eliminated most of the issues
> I ran into. I discovered this was the same for many others, while reading
> about others with similar problems on the nVidia/ATI news forums. In fact
> the same consensus was had on the freebsd forums as well. As far as the
> Xorg(1) -configure goes. It's interesting that when I choose nvidia-xconfig
> to create the xorg.conf(5) file, with the exception of the additional
> nVidia specific options added, the rest looks nearly identical to those
> produced by Xorg(1) -configure.
> Well, that's how it all works out for me.
> Just thought I'd mention it.
Ahoy. Just thought I'd add what I've observed about the problem. Back
when I first encountered it on a T42, in the 7.x or 8.x days, it would
manifest itself reliably on X shutdown, but only when X was shut down
for the second time since the machine had been booted (ditching the ATI
driver in favor of VESA was a workaround). Nowadays, on T40s and T42s
running -CURRENT, it is sporadic, but much more frequent when the
laptops are running on battery as opposed to AC power. Whether or not
HAL is present doesn't seem to affect it.
More information about the freebsd-stable