Bug#658764: Radeon HD 6310: corrupt output unless firmware-linux-nonfree installed
Ben Finney wrote:
> Is the range of version information enough now to narrow down the source of
> the problem? What can I do to help you get this problem fixed?
Hm. There are quite a few changes to the radeon driver between
2.6.32-31 and 2.6.38-3.
Summary of information gathered so far:
card is a Radeon HD 6310 [so PALM (Wrestler)]
snow covers top half of screen and bottom half is black
(in the framebuffer console? when starting X?)
symptoms go away when firmware-linux-nonfree is installed
Changes near v2.6.38-rc1~419^2~40^2 (drm/radeon/kms: add Ontario APU
ucode loading support, 2010-11-22) might be responsible. If that is
the cause, then 2.6.37-2 should work --- could you try it?
Since you've checked a recent version (3.2.9), normally the next step
would be to pass the report upstream. Since this report is about
behavior without the firmware loaded, I do not expect them to be
interested until we have a proposed patch.
Please also attach full "dmesg" output from a boot (working or
non-working is not too important) for reference.
Thanks and sorry for the fuss,