would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Help with graphics cards on GhostBSD.
Post Reply
vaisarger
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:04 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Post by vaisarger »

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?

User avatar
ericbsd
Developer
Posts: 1517
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:54 pm
Has thanked: 47 times
Been thanked: 76 times

Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Post by ericbsd »

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?

Code: Select all

sudo kldload drmn

vaisarger
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:04 pm
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Post by vaisarger »

drmn.ko simply there isn't. There are "drm" and "drm2" instead, but loading latter and then loading radeonkms causes system to crash.

User avatar
ericbsd
Developer
Posts: 1517
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:54 pm
Has thanked: 47 times
Been thanked: 76 times

Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Post by ericbsd »

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

sochnedo
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:40 am
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: would radeon card work if recompiling the kernel?

Post by sochnedo »

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?..??
USMAN

Post Reply