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Bug#656341: KMS not enabled with ATI Radeon HD 6310 (but it works with Ubuntu 11.10)

Hi Jonathan,

thanks for the quick reply!

On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:17:17 -0600
Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> 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


  Package: firmware-linux-nonfree          
  New: yes
  State: installed
  Automatically installed: no
  Version: 0.34

>  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,
> Jonathan

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.


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