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Date:      Sat, 12 Dec 2015 11:47:29 -0553.75
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <>
Subject:   Re: problems running OpenGL code
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On 12/12/15 11:31, Michael Powell wrote:
>> >It is indeed VESA. I just kldload-ed drm & nvidia & still nogo, same
>> >error ....
>> >
> It has been way too many years since I've used ARI/AMD video. I'm going to
> assume here that you are trying to utilize the on-chip AMD/ATI, and not a
> second discreet card. These may be of interest:
> On the Graphics page in the section "Video driver loaded at boot time" is
> example of the kernel modules to load. When you look in /boot/kernel you
> will see a radeon.ko and a radeonkms.ko followed by a bunch of other
> firmwares which are needed by various models. Many seem to have the model
> name embedded in them and I don't see a particular one with 'Jaguar' in it
> (this is a 10.1 machine I'm looking at here). I believe that even with these
> modules loaded you will still need to install the appropriate driver for
> Xorg under ports/x11-drivers (which still may not support Jaguar yet). It's
> also a possibility that the xorg driver may support, but the kernel modules
> and firmwares haven't caught up yet.
> What I don't have any clue is the exact support for the specific chip you are
> trying to use; it may not exist yet or may be a WIP. Maybe there is some
> bleeding edge patch or code around somewhere you can try if nothing
> currently in Release is working.
> -Mike

I just looked at both links & the 2nd one appears to say my video is not 
supported. It didn't mention my exact hardware, but said:



Radeon HD 8000


Sea Islands


Not supported

My xorg.conf shows:

Section "Device"
         ### Available Driver options are:-
         ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
         ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
         ### [arg]: arg optional
         #Option     "ShadowFB"                  # [<bool>]
         #Option     "DefaultRefresh"            # [<bool>]
         #Option     "ModeSetClearScreen"        # [<bool>]
         Identifier  "Card0"
         Driver      "vesa"
         VendorName  "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]"
         BoardName   "Kabini [Radeon HD 8280 / R3 Series]"
         BusID       "PCI:0:1:0"

So I guess I am hosed. However .... I thought the VESA driver would at 
least provide basic (albeit brutally slow/choppy/etc) functionality, 
wrong there as well ? Thanks & TIA & have a good one :-).


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
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