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Re: i386 i915drmkms on 82915GM (eeepc 900)

Robert Swindells wrote:
> (MLH) wrote:
> >happens and how to prevent it, as well as getting i915drmkms working
> >properly.
> The switch to a graphical console is intentional, it is part of the
> startup sequence of the new drm drivers.
> The problems you are seeing are because the i2s part of the i915 drm
> driver fails to detect either the ROM for the LVDS panel or an
> external display.
> I have an eeepc 701 that has the same problem.

The external VGA1 display switches to the graphical console but
doesn't pick up any hi-res display modes. X runs but only up to
the 1024x768 mode and has a tremendous amount of display overwriting
and trash so isn't very usable. I use the eepc for more convenient
in-shop testing of QT4-based multi-axis motor controller software
I'm developing and was hoping to use a drm i915 display to speed
up some of the rendering.

> $ xrandr
> Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 640 x 480, maximum 4096 x 4096
> LVDS1 connected 640x480+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x
> 0mm
>    640x480       72.81    75.00    59.94* 
> VGA1 connected 640x480+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 518mm x
> 324mm
>    1024x768      60.00  
>    800x600       60.32    56.25  
>    848x480       60.00  
>    640x480       59.94* 

With NetBSD 7.99.4 my AMD64/Radeon HD6450 that we discussed a long
time ago finally is mostly working now. There is still also a huge
amount of display trashing and the occassional coredump/crash but
it's at least fairly usable, so progress.


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