Re: new radeon firmware for 3.11.0-rcX
On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 06:47:22PM -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
> Just a heads-up, since many Alpha users have Radeon cards... If you
> have KMS enabled and you're experimenting with the latest 3.11.0-rcX
> kernels, you probably want to grab an up-to-date snapshot of at *least*
> the "radeon" firmware subdirectory.
Thanks for the heads-up.
I also noted in the changelog of the recent upload to debian-ports of the
xserver radeon video driver a comment to the effect that KMS is now only
supported. This may be problematic to anyone running a radeon card, a
stock standard Debian kernel and X-window on Alpha, as the kernel radeon
module is now so large that it fails to load due to relocation errors. To
run X-window now with a radeon card on Alpha will likely require building
your own kernel with radeon built in the kernel.
(Another kernel module that I have noted has got so large that it cannot be
loaded is btrfs, so you can only use btrfs if you spin your own kernel with
btrfs built in.)