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Radeon lockup

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:23:39 -0700
Don Wilde <dwilde1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Please look at this possible bugfix for X.org 6.9 that affects very
> popular ATI Radeon cards (X300 RV370) as sold in several forms by
> Dell. The gist is that 6.9 now enables 3D direct rendering, but it
> breaks on PCIe cards on FreeBSD.
> The bug causes a hard lockup of the system when X is started, can't
> ssh in or anything. Had to pull the plug and fsck -p to repair the
> disk! Only other workaround I have found is to comment out:
> Section "Modules"
>   ...
> #   Load "dri"
>   ...
> EndSection
> in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
> see: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5341
> I haven't been able to cvs the trees mentioned yet because of the
> Sandia firewall, but perhaps you could take a look?
> My home laptop also has this card, so I can play guinea pig. I can
> also cvs out using port-forward (once I get it set up) during the day.
> I know how to do that for CVSup, so it shouldn't be very different.
> Thanks for all your hard work!!! :D
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I second the thanks.  Have had similar problems with my own on-board radeon, after getting dri working briefly last November.  Attached is a Jan 24 boot as recorded in the /var/log/messages file - system had been rebuilt, along with ports, Jan 22.  Seems the fireworks started in the writeback test of radeon_cp_init_ring_buffer, if I'm reading it right.


Albert Vest, al vest at earth link dot net

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