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RADEON(4)             DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual             RADEON(4)


radeon - Driver for AMD/ATI Radeon graphics chipsets


The radeon driver provides support for the AMD Radeon graphics chips. Please refer the Loader Tunables section in syscons(4) for more information about how to make the console work with radeon.


Tunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or stored in loader.conf(5). drm.radeon.no_wb Disables AGP writeback for scratch registers. drm.radeon.dynclks Enable/Disable dynamic clocks drm.radeon.msi Enable/Disable MSI (message signaled interrupts) 1 = enable, 0 = disable, -1 = auto (default) drm.radeon.fastfb Direct FB access for IGP chips, which can significantly improve performance for some applications. This option only affects the RS690, RS780 and RS880 chipsets, and only when no sideport memory is available. 1 = enable, 0 = disable (default) drm.radeon.dpm DPM (dynamic power management) support. 1 = enable, 0 = disable, -1 = auto (default) drm.radeon.backlight Backlight support. 1 = enable, 0 = disable, -1 = auto (default)


If display backlight level can be controlled by the GPU (which is often the case in notebooks), the sysctl hw.backlight_level can be used to adjust the backlight level. Permitted values are from 0 to the value returned from the hw.backlight_max sysctl. On older Radeon GPU models than the R600 series, the hw.backlight_level and hw.backlight_max sysctl variables are no longer available by default. Setting the drm.radeon.backlight tunable to "1" will force-enable native backlight control via the sysctl variables in this case.


drm(4), syscons(4)


The radeon driver was first available for Linux.


Enabling drm.radeon.fastfb on RS690 chipsets can cause graphics corruption when hardware acceleration is used. Display backlight control with the hw.backlight_level sysctl is only supported for chipsets using AtomBIOS (which includes some R400 chipsets and all later generations). DragonFly 5.7-DEVELOPMENT October 9, 2019 DragonFly 5.7-DEVELOPMENT

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