Problem with STABLE-12

Paul Mather paul at
Thu Apr 25 13:57:31 UTC 2019

On Apr 18, 2019, at 8:01 AM, Pete French <petefrench at> wrote:

>> I have a radeon graphics card, too.  Recently, I had a problem with the  
>> graphics/drm-kmod hanging on boot in multi-user.  My fix was to switch  
>> to graphics/drm-legacy-kmod, which at least lets the system boot again.   
>> I figure the newer graphics/drm-kmod no longer supports my old radeon  
>> card.
> So, I was about to post about this, and then saw this thread. I too ave  
> had to go back to the legacy-kmod because something broke it in the last  
> couple of weeks. Was using the new one fine until then. Unfortunately I  
> didnt know it was broken as have been working remotely and thus not in
> front of the machine. But I doubt that the Radeon stopped being supported  
> soehow - that would be mentioned somewhere surely ? It looks like a hang  
> on loading the module to me.

As of yesterday, the graphics/drm-fbsd12.0-kmod port is working for me[1].   
This is good news because a) the video quality is better, and, b) it  
supports colour, which graphics/drm-legacy-kmod didn't seem to.  (So now I  
get a green status bar again in tmux.)

In other words, it may be that whatever broke in graphics/drm-kmod has now  
been fixed?



[1] At least working in FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE r346597.

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