RadeonHD driver on FreeBSD/amd64?

Adam K Kirchhoff adamk at voicenet.com
Fri Oct 5 10:25:33 PDT 2007

On Friday 05 October 2007 12:56:00 Coleman Kane wrote:
> Hi,
> I am curious if anybody has had success w/ a RadeonHD card on
> FreeBSD/amd64.
> I tried building the HEAD git rev. and it bombed on me. The attached
> patch fixed the problem (a conflict with typedefs in stdint.h) for me. I
> might be in the market for a new laptop soon and I am looking at the
> Turion64 X2 w/ Radeon HD.
> For those who are interested to test it out, you can grab the driver by:
> git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-radeonhd
> Not sure what the status of DRI support for this card is...
> --
> Coleman Kane

I tried the driver the day after it was first added to freedesktop git.  It 
failed on my x1300 under both FreeBSD and Linux (though, according to the dev 
who looked at both Xorg log files, there was a separate problem running it 
under FreeBSD).  I don't know if it would work now, but I might be able to 
give it another shot this weekend.

As for DRI support.  There is none.   AMD has not released any 3D 
specifications for these cards yet (though they should be coming soon).  
Actually, the DRI developers think the 3D engine for r500 cards (such as the 
x1300) is very similar to the 3D part of the r300 cards.  r600 cards (such as 
the new HD cards) have a significantly different 3D engine.


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