ATI drivers version 6.7.194

Coleman Kane cokane at
Fri Oct 5 07:06:58 PDT 2007

Olivier Brisson wrote:
> * Olivier Brisson <oli at> [071004 22:56]:
>> * Coleman Kane <cokane at> [071004 16:49]:
>>> Hey,
>>> The latest round of fixes for xf86-video-ati came out (6.7.194).
>>> I put together the attached patch to the current port for the update. If 
>>> anyone is still having trouble, try this one out or get the latest out 
>>> of the repository. Seems to fix some breakage in Xv as well as some LVDS 
>>> issues.
>>> Works fine for me so far!
>>> --
>>> Coleman Kane
>> Thank you very much for your work, but after patching and
>> recompiling xorg with the ati-driver, it still doesn't work right
>> for me.  I still get a lot of flickering and scrolling Firefox or
>> {snip]
> The bug has been confirmed by many people here:
> It does not only affect FreeBSD but also Rawhide
> (
> and many problems have been reported with single headed radeon
> cards.
> But there seems to be some hope as written here: 
> I will try to give a try this weekend and test this. Does someone
> has some nice hints to use git and build everything? Where should I
> be careful?
> Olivier
Last time that I did that, I followed these steps:

1. cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati
2. make extract
3. cd work
4. git clone git:// 
(yields a ./xf86-video-ati directory)
5. cd xf86-video-ati
6. ./
7. cd ..
8. mv xf86-video-ati-6.7.194 xf86-video-ati-6.7.194-orig
9. mv xf86-video-ati xf86-video-ati-6.7.194
10. cd ..
11. make && make deinstall && make install

That should install (quick & dirtily) the HEAD revision from git, built 
from ports.

In fact, I just did this on my system and it built fine (minus a bunch 
of 64-bit pointer printf warnings on my amd64 box). I am attaching a 
patch that isolates where these are, and fixes the warnings (and the log 
output) with the properly formatted hex fields for 8-byte pointers on 
amd64. You should apply this within work/xf86-video-ati-6.7.194/src.

Preparing to restart the X server w/ the new driver.

Coleman Kane
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