On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 08:32 -0700, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 8:29 AM, David Wolfskill <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 05:04:31PM +0200, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Maybe you need to install misc/compat7x also for things to work with
> > > head? Don't forget options COMPAT_FREEBSD7 in your kernconf for head.
> > :-) As I was writing the previous message, that thought occurred, so I
> > did install it, re-tried, and the symptoms persisted: with DRI enabled,
> > the keyboard & mouse were non-functional; with DRI disabled, Xorg
> > worked.
> > (I had intended to install misc/compat7x under head as soon as it had
> > been committed, but it slipped what passes for my mind. And the file
> > system where /usr/ports lives is not one I normally even mount when
> > running head....)
> > But thanks for the thought!
> Have you tried re-enabling hald and dbus and configuring X to use those?
So, the DRI option has absolutely nothing to do with kbd/mouse. I
expect that what you are actually seeing is a hard lockup, quite
possibly a gpu crash. At the moment, the drm support in 7 and 8 should
be in sync, but 9-CURRENT has 3d bits for radeon r600+ cards.
Additionally, libdrm and dri enable/disable certain code paths based on
kernel headers found at build time. It is quite possible that these are
not entirely compatible with the compat libs right now.
I would expect the damage to be constrained to one or both of the above
Robert Noland <rnoland@FreeBSD.org>