Enable Some DRI Support for Radeon HD 4850

Adam K Kirchhoff akirchhoff135014 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 19 23:19:48 UTC 2012

On 01/19/12 16:55, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> My video card is a radeon HD 4850 which would use the r600_dri.so 
> module, if one was installed.  The fallback module is swrast_dri.so.  
> I am using the radeon driver in xorg.conf.  Running 8.2-RELEASE with 
> mostly 8.2-R ports.
> Is there a way that I can get _some_ 3D hardware support?  I don't 
> need it to be perfect.  I'd like celestia to run a bit faster than dog 
> slow. Perhaps I can manually force a module that somewhat supports the 
> HD 4850.
> I tried faking out the automagic system by 'ln -s r300_dri.so 
> r600_dri.so' but that didn't work.  r300 was unable to identify the 
> chip and so fallback to the swrast_dri.so module occurred.
> I've looked into updating graphics/dri to 7.11.2, but that is turning 
> out to be an effort in tracking down and tweaking a lot of dependencies.
> Thanks,
> Jason C. Wells
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-x11 at freebsd.org mailing list
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-x11
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-x11-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"

You just need to set WITHOUT_NOUVEAU=yes in /etc/make.conf and (re)build 
mesa, libdrm, and libGL.


More information about the freebsd-x11 mailing list