[Bug 72852] New: [PATCH] restore automated load of radeon kernel module

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Wed Dec 18 14:39:49 PST 2013


          Priority: medium
            Bug ID: 72852
          Assignee: xorg-driver-ati at lists.x.org
           Summary: [PATCH] restore automated load of radeon kernel module
        QA Contact: xorg-team at lists.x.org
          Severity: normal
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: FreeBSD
          Reporter: rmh at freebsd.org
          Hardware: Other
            Status: NEW
           Version: unspecified
         Component: Driver/Radeon
           Product: xorg

Created attachment 90952
  --> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=90952&action=edit

It seems that current xf86-video-radeon doesn't automatically load the kernel
module anymore. This probably happened during the addition of KMS support,
which caused drmOpen() call to stop doing this task. More details on that in:


AFAIK this isn't a big problem on GNU/Linux, because on that platform you
expect the kernel module to be loaded much earlier anyway. However on other
platforms (such as GNU/kFreeBSD and probably FreeBSD as well), X is expected to
load the modules it needs (i.e. noone else will do it for her).

I'm attaching a patch that restores the intended behaviour, however using
fallback method like the intel driver does (i.e. if
drmCheckModesettingSupported() fails, then try load the module, and then try
drmCheckModesettingSupported() again).

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