[OpenIndiana-discuss] IO_b148 on an ATI HD 5770: Xorg failure / black screen
loupicciano at comcast.net
Sun Dec 26 19:46:06 UTC 2010
Thanks for these clarifications re Radeon, btw...
So, in an abundance of over-clarification: For my HD 3870, I've been resigned to using the vesa driver so far with this card; is this still the state of play?
I do understand from others here that I shouldn't expect any 3D functionality with this card, and that there's no way to use the card's processor to generate the graphical desktop we might try to send out via VNC, or other virtual desktop s'ware. Is all of this still true?
----- Original Message -----
From: "ken mays" <maybird1776 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] IO_b148 on an ATI HD 5770: Xorg failure / black screen
I validated the ATI Radeon HD 4870 card on OpenSolaris a while ago. The driver of choice is now the 'radeon' driver which is compatible with the ATI Radeon HD 5970 card and the ATI Radeon 5*** series. The radeonHD driver is consider defunct so use the newer "radeon" 6.13.1 or higher driver only in this case with OI_148/Solaris 11 Express.
The ATI Radeon HD 6*** series graphic adapters are compatible with the radeon driver as well (PCI ID and tweaks aside).
~ Ken Mays
--- On Sun, 12/26/10, Edward Martinez <mindbender_1 at live.com> wrote:
> From: Edward Martinez <mindbender_1 at live.com>
> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] IO_b148 on an ATI HD 5770: Xorg failure / black screen
> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
> Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 5:05 AM
> On 12/26/10 05:34, Robin Axelsson
> > I have tried using various configurations ranging from
> the system's automatic setup (i.e. no xorg.conf) to using
> various custom made xorg.conf files where I tried enforcing
> different drivers such as the VESA driver and different
> screen resolutions. None of these attempts has managed to
> produce an image signal in Xorg to any kind of monitor.
> > I'm using an XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB version for GPU.
> > The monitor I'm using is connected to the HDMI port of
> the graphics adapter and it works fine. When booting into
> Windows 7 I get a full 1080p screen resolution in 32bpp and
> I even get sound. I have tried booting the system up with an
> older analog VGA monitor but the screen is still black on
> > - Robin.
> Seems like the Radeon HD 5770;
> codenamed Evergreen (R800) is not supported by Xorg's
> radeonhd driver:
> The /radeonhd/ driver supports video
> cards based on
> * R500 style hardware: R5xx, RV5xx,
> RS6xx, RS740, M52 and up
> * R600 style hardware: R6xx, RV6xx,
> RS780, M64 and up
> * R700 style hardware: RV7xx
> OI booted with GUI on my gentoo workstation with a
> RadeonHD 4670 (R700 chipset)
> I can only suggest to downgrade to an R700 based
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