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Bug#732692: loading radeonkms results in unusable screen

On 07/01/2014 01:46, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> On 06/01/14 22:26, Robert Millan wrote:
>> The proper fix (running the actual initialization before sysctl_init) is not
>> so easy, as the codepaths are too separate (and this separation is even exposed
>> to userland).
> Really strangely, if the firmware is not found for my card, it isn't
> registering the sysctl.  Xorg detects this and falls back to a usable
> vesa desktop, fixed at 1280x1024 (no xrandr) cloned on both monitors.
> kldstat still shows radeonkms as being 'loaded' in this case.

You mean without my patch?

> It is most interesting that your HD 2400 / RV610 isn't falling back in
> the same way as described above.

I haven't tried my patch on RV610 yet. I didn't look at the logs though, only
that output is deterministically garbled when firmware is not loaded.

Robert Millan

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