would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

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would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Postby vaisarger » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:55 pm

Support for ATI radeon cards there isn't anymore.
However, it's a pity reading in Xorg messages that radeon driver does support all those ATI card, but kernel compiled in "make.conf" with "NEW-XORG=YES" and "KMS=YES" uses radeonkms instead, that complains about a drmn.ko that doesn't exist in system, and so X fails back to VESA (if you edit conf file).
My question is: is it possible to make kernel use old graphic system, making it use old (and working) radeon.ko?
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Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Postby ericbsd » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:33 am

The new KMS for ATI, should work might not work properly under GhostBSD I have no ATI hardware to test it and make it work properly.
Can you start drmn?
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sudo kldload drmn
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Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Postby vaisarger » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:48 am

drmn.ko simply there isn't. There are "drm" and "drm2" instead, but loading latter and then loading radeonkms causes system to crash.
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Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Postby ericbsd » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:40 am

I will need to by myself ATI card to fix that old issue.
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