Re: new radeon firmware for 3.11.0-rcX
On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 04:52:48PM +1200, Michael Cree wrote:
> 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.
*This* heads-up also appreciated. I wouldn't have noticed it, because I
tend to build-in the drivers for the hardware that's present and always
used (SCSI controller, video, etc.).
Has the module load relocation error matter been reported on
linux-kernel? It wouldn't surprise me if it had and I missed it...
Not sure what that says about the definition of a "module" when it gets
so large that loading it becomes an issue. To the extent the needed
functionality can be spread across multiple smaller modules, I'd guess
that's the way forward.