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Re: Radeon 9250 DRM in 7.2-RELEASE

--On Monday, May 04, 2009 12:41:16 -0500 Steve Polyack <korvus_(_at_)_comcast_(_dot_)_net> wrote:

I upgraded my workstation (via source) to 7.2-RELEASE from 7.1-RELEASE
about a day ago.  After the upgrade procedure, I'm having no luck with
using DRM in X11.  It worked fine before and gave reasonable
performance.  Now when I start up X with DRI enabled, both of my screens
display garbage.  The mouse pointer is also not visible.

I'm using a PCI Radeon 9250.  I can get more details if necessary.  I
can also try to revert the kernel DRM module code to 7.1.

 From dmesg:
drm2: <ATI Radeon RV280 9250> on vgapci2
vgapci2: child drm2 requested pci_enable_busmaster
info: [drm] Initialized radeon 1.29.0 20080528
info: [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
info: [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
info: [drm] writeback test succeeded in 2 usecs
drm2: [ITHREAD]

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Read /usr/portsUPDATING wrt xorg. There were major changes in the config file and peripheral detection between 7.1 and 7.2

You need to make sure that both dbus and hald are running. Remove the mouse and keyboard sections from your xorg.conf file. They are no longer needed. Make sure to remove any line that references RgbPath.

This may help to get the mouse working (ignore the DontZap line):

Section "ServerFlags"
       Option "DontZap" "No"
       Option "AllowEmptyInput" "No"

This should get DRI working:

Section "DRI"
       Group 0
       Mode  0660

Paul Schmehl (pauls_(_at_)_utdallas_(_dot_)_edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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