Bug#732514: [PATCH] fixes for Radeon KMS on kFreeBSD
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 14:11:09 PST 2013
On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 22:05:27 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
>> Besides, when it comes to KMS drivers, is there a point in auto-loading them
>> just because the hardware is present? AFAICS it makes a lot more sense to load
>> them only when X is started and we know we will need them.
> Yes. At least on linux it also gives you the fb console. And there's
> been a number of bug reports where X failed to start because the radeon
> kernel driver was loaded too late.
You also may want to use the driver without X, e.g., wayland, or
headless compute. Additionally, if you have the driver loaded you can
use advanced power management features and dpms which are not
available with vesa or vga mode.
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