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

Vlado Plaga wrote:

> 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
> Rasterizer").

Ah, ok.  Please attach full "dmesg" output from booting.

>>> pn  firmware-linux-nonfree  0.34
>> Hmm, so the Radeon firmware is not installed?
> Strange. 
> # aptitude show firmware-linux-nonfree
> gives:
>   Package: firmware-linux-nonfree          
>   New: yes
>   State: installed
>   Automatically installed: no
>   Version: 0.34

I guess I'd suggest "apt-get reinstall firmware-linux-nonfree", although
since ...

> The contents of "/lib/firmware/radeon" are identical to those in
> Ubuntu.

... it's not likely to help much.

> "/lib/firmware/3.2.0-rc7/radeon" contains less files, and does
> not contain those my hardware should require.

What package does "dpkg-query -S /lib/firmware/3.2.0-rc7" indicate is
responsible for those?

Luckily I imagine udev can cope without being too distracted by such
things. :)

> P.S.: Only from this report I notice that "experimental" was my
> preferred source - a mistake, I wanted it to be "unstable".

Not related, but you can fix this with

	echo 'APT::Default-Release "sid";' >/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/80vp-prefers-sid

See apt.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/apt/examples/configure-index.gz for

Thanks again.

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