Radeon UMS and NEW_XORG

Hannes h2+lists2013 at fsfe.org
Wed Feb 27 08:37:08 UTC 2013

On 27.02.2013 07:04, matt wrote:
> On 02/26/13 13:08, 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?
>> Thank you for your help,
>> Hannes
>> P.S: Please don't tell me to just use the old XORG. I would like to work
>> with the new stuff and the software should work. I would also like to
>> experiment with the new TTM stuff, when I have the time, but UMS is
>> basic for now (vesa sucks).
>> P.P.S: on an unimportant sidenote: is there llvmpipe on FreeBSD?
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> Is the drm option active on the port graphics/libdrm? It needs to be off.

You mean the KMS option? Setting that to off did the trick! Thanks!


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