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Bug#732692: loading radeonkms results in unusable screen

On 18:04, Robert Millan wrote:
> On 07/01/2014 01:46, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> > 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?

Yes, without the 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.

Could you check if the modesetting sysctl is really registered or not
if firmware isn't available?

Steven Chamberlain

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