On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Ewald Jenisch <a...@jenisch.at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:30:02AM -0800, Luke Dean wrote:
>>
>> Me too.
>> I started a thread a few days ago titled "Restarting new Xorg freezes
>> system".
>> My symptoms are the same as yours.
>> I'm not running hald at all.
>> I'm not using full-blown gnome, just windowmaker.
>> I'm using the "radeon" driver on an ATI HD 4350
>>
>> I just tried switching to the "vesa" driver, and now I can stop and start
>> X as much as I want with no problems whatsoever.
>> I know that this was not a problem with the "radeon" driver prior to the
>> Xorg update.
>
> Hi,
>
> Did a few tests more:
>
> 1) Section "ServerLayout"
>    Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"
> Section "Device"
>       Driver      "radeon"
> moused running
> hald running
>
> Result: X (gnome in my case) starts, mouse moves. Upon leaving X the
> console is to something different than 80x25 lines - at least I can't
> see about 2-3 lines on the bottom of the screen. However - as soon as
> a start X again I get graphical junk on the display, mouse & keyboard
> frozen, no switching of consoles nor can I log in via the net (ssh)

Just for the record, this used to happen in Linux (Fedora 9) but it's
working since some time ago (sorry, I don't remember when this was
fixed)
radeon now works and doesn't freeze if you try to bring the X Server up again.

I'm using Xorg 7.4 too

However, I experience the same problems in my system (ATI RadeonHD
2400 with FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p2)


>
>
> 2) Same as 1) above however this time with
> Driver "radeonhd"
>
> Result: Almost the same as 1) above - only difference: When I leave X
> the console comes back again to 80x25 lines. Hoever - like in 1) above
> - the second attempt to start X ends in a machine completely frozen :-(
>
> 3) Same as 1) - this time with
> Driver "vesa"
>
> Result: Everything works - i.e. back and forth between X and
> console. Sure enough working with Vesa is a workaround only given the
> huge difference in speed between the Vesa- and radeon drivers.
>
>
> 4) Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off" under 'Section "ServerLayout"'
> with
> Driver      "radeonhd"
>
> Result: X works only once (as in Tests 1&2 above). Second attempt to
> start X gives a "frozen box" again.
>
>
>
> As you already mentioned
>
> o) no problem with VESA-Driver
>
> o) no problems with radeon-driver prior to the Upgrade to X 7.4
>
>
> Hope this helps someone out there to track things down.
>
> -ewald
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