Bug #2424

Can't load X11 graphic on ATi Radeon HD 6470M

Added by Ahmad Muhajir over 6 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2012-03-18
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:Ken Mays% Done:


Category:DriversEstimated time:1.00 hour
Target version:-
Difficulty:Medium Tags:radeon


I was trying to install it on my HP341 with ATi Radeon HD6470M but I see login console. Unfortunately, I lost the error note I've taken.

I attached the Xorg.0.log.

Anything I can help, I will be glad to do it.

Xorg.0.log Magnifier (5.71 KB) Ahmad Muhajir, 2012-03-18 04:20 PM

Related issues

Related to OpenIndiana Distribution - Feature #2954: ATI Radeon 6.14.6 driver Closed 2012-06-30 2012-07-31


#1 Updated by Milan Jurik over 6 years ago

Because radeonhd driver bundled with OI does not support Radeon HD6xxx yet, Xorg tried to use generic VESA module and that failed to detect screen (probably HP or ATidid not . One possibility would be to find manual configuration for Xorg screen as workaround.

The proper fix is to build newer ati driver with support for Radeon HD6xxx but that requires KMS support in Illumos.

Generally ATi devices are less supported on OI than nVidia or Intel.

#2 Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • Assignee set to Ken Mays
  • Category set to Drivers
  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Target version set to oi_151_stable
  • Estimated time set to 1.00
  • Tags changed from needs-triage to radeon

See: https://www.illumos.org/issues/862

I created binary ATI Radeon 6.14.6 drivers for oi_151a. There was someone planning to work on kernel-side KMS support for Illumos but I think that work is pending GSoC initiatives or maybe considered 'out of scope'.

Rejected/closed due to current lack of Radeon KMS support in Illumos kernel. Reopen, if the work resumes in the future.

#3 Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from Rejected to Closed

#4 Updated by Albert Lee almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to New
  • Assignee deleted (Ken Mays)

#5 Updated by Ken Mays almost 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 100 to 0
  • Target version deleted (oi_151_stable)

#6 Updated by Ken Mays almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to OI XNV

#7 Updated by Ken Mays almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee changed from OI XNV to OI illumos

This work requires Radeon kernel KMS work by the Illumos team/developers. We already tested and built the drivers for Xorg video ATI Radeon 6.14.6 and 7.1.0 2D drivers using our updates on oi_151a7. After that, we discovered Xorg Xserver 1.12.2/1.12.3 can be used to support the remaining Xorg Intel/other 2D drivers. Good Luck!

#8 Updated by Ken Mays almost 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from OI illumos to Ken Mays
  • Status changed from New to Closed

Won't fix. This requires XNV update to Xserver 1.12.x. Without this major update and Radeon kernel DRI/DRM updates, we can't 'properly' support AMD/ATI Radeon 6000+ hardware at this time.

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