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Bug#598653: installation-reports: debian squeeze hang at boot time when starting Xwindow: missing firmware for ati radeon card



Package: installation-reports

Abstract:   squeeze hang at boot time when starting Xwindow: missing firmware for ati radeon card
Suggestion: add a menu that propose to download (non-free) firmwares that are required

Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
Date: 2010/09/30 11:20

Machine: PC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 3374552 kB
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>
        Sys. fich.    Type    1K-blocs   Utilisé    Dispo. Uti% Monté sur
        /dev/sda6     ext3    14421312   3839772   9848980  29% /
        /dev/sda5     ext3   432648560 241736804 168934436  59% /home
        tmpfs        tmpfs     1687276         0   1687276   0% /lib/init/rw
        udev         tmpfs     1682928       304   1682624   1% /dev
        tmpfs        tmpfs     1687276         0   1687276   0% /dev/shm

Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn):
	00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller [8086:2e20] (rev 03)
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d3]
	00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port [8086:2e21] (rev 03)
		Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a37]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a38]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a39]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a3c]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:3a3e]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82fe]
		Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
	00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3a40]
		Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:3a4a]
		Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a34]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a35]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a36]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a3a]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 90)
	00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JIR (ICH10R) LPC Interface Controller [8086:3a16]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
	00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller #1 [8086:3a20]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
	00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:3a30]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
	00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller #2 [8086:3a26]
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
		Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
	01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 4350] [1002:954f]
		Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device [174b:e990]
		Kernel driver in use: radeon
	01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730 [1002:aa38]
		Subsystem: PC Partner Limited R700 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4000 Series] [174b:aa38]
		Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
	02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet [1969:1026] (rev b0)
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8226]
		Kernel driver in use: ATL1E
	04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Agere Systems FW322/323 [11c1:5811] (rev 70)
		Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. IEEE 1394a Firewire Controller [1043:8294]
		Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
	
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [O]

Comments/Problems: 
After install, I reboot, and the system hang when starting the X window system.
I re-reboot and start in recovery mode.
After some experiences, I conclude that the correct graphic card driver was missing.
  	lspci 
		01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 [Radeon HD 4350] [1002:954f]
		...
Then I enter:
        apt-cache show firmware-linux-nonfree | grep -i radeon | grep -i RV710
		 * Radeon RV710 ME microcode (radeon/RV710_me.bin)
		 * Radeon RV710 PFP microcode (radeon/RV710_pfp.bin)

   	apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
   	apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
   	apt-get install install firmware-linux

After that, the system starts correctly in graphic mode.

Please, could you add a question telling that the correct graphic driver
requires a (non-free) firmware and propose to download and install it ?
Otherwise, the system hang, there is no warning and it is difficult
to undertand what happends...

Thank you for all !

Pierre
-- 
Pierre.Saramito@imag.fr
Directeur de Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Grenoble, France
http://www-ljk.imag.fr/membres/Pierre.Saramito



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