Radeon UMS and NEW_XORG

Niclas Zeising zeising+freebsd at daemonic.se
Tue Feb 26 21:49:59 UTC 2013

On 02/26/13 22:08, Hannes wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have just updated to NEW_XORG and with it received:
> xf86-video-ati-6.14.3_1
> This tries to do KMS and fails, which is expected behaviour. *However*
> this version should still be capable of UMS. How can I force it to use
> UMS? The Kernel and DRM are still capable of Radeon UMS, as is proven
> when using old Xorg.
> On Linux this has to do with the Kernel advertising modesetting (or not)
> and the Kernel-Parameter "nomodeset" deactivates modesetting (which is
> then detected by the driver). How can I achieve this with FreeBSD?

It should work (tm).  What graphics card do you have?  Hardware
acceleration might not work though.

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