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Bug#596961: [initramfs-tools] missing radeon firmware (from firmware-linux-nonfree) in initramfs

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 01:50:08PM +0200, Anarky wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.98.3
> Severity: normal
> --- Please enter the report below this line. ---
> The radeon driver seems to be loaded at initramfs stage for KMS reasons but 
> the firmware is not present in the initramfs resulting in missing 
> functionalities (HDMI audio).
> Other people on #debian IRC with a similar setup seem to have these firmware in 
> the initramfs ...


there is no valid point to load it in initramfs, just don't do it.
> From dmesg :
> [    5.218630] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/RV670_pfp.bin
> [    5.314896] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/RV670_me.bin
> [    5.385302] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/R600_rlc.bin

check if the module provides proper modinfo:
modinfo -F firmware <kernelmodule>


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