Bug#656341: KMS not enabled with ATI Radeon HD 6310 (but it works with Ubuntu 11.10)
thanks for the quick reply!
On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:17:17 -0600
Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Radeon KMS works fine for me. Could you say a little more about the
> symptoms? Does the machine boot correctly with Debian kernels?
Yes, the machine boots correctly, but it does not change to a high
resolution terminal (font), as it does in Ubuntu, and when X starts it
is supports neither xv video output (for scaling videos) nor 3D
acceleration (glxinfo gives me "OpenGL renderer string: Software
> > pn firmware-linux-nonfree 0.34
> Hmm, so the Radeon firmware is not installed?
# aptitude show firmware-linux-nonfree
Automatically installed: no
> What does "ls -lR
> /lib/firmware | grep radeon | head" give?
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 12288 Jan 4 21:43 radeon
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 11 22:27 radeon
The contents of "/lib/firmware/radeon" are identical to those in
Ubuntu. "/lib/firmware/3.2.0-rc7/radeon" contains less files, and does
not contain those my hardware should require.
> Sorry for the trouble, and hope that helps,
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and I feel like I'm stupid because
I don't get it to work.
I'm still interested in having it supported, but since I could reduce
my trouble with Ubuntu it is not very urgent for me anymore.