Re: ATI/AMD graphics cards
On 2011-03-20, Andrew Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Why does Debian (Squeeze) not work well with ATI /AMD Radeon HD cards?
> I had to edit the /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf in order to prevent the fideo output being turned off during bootup but even then the graphics performance is unusable.
> Im not sure what driver is being used as I dont know how to check but CentOS on the same machine doesnt have any of these problems. Whats the difference?
Probably the firmware.
> Ive got a RadeonHD 4650 AGP card
If you grep /var/log/syslog for 'firmware' you should see what firmware
is requested and what is missing, if any. The firmware-linux-nonfree
package (from the non-free repository) provides a lot of Radeon-related
> Sent from iPhone