Re: sid: Console problems after starting X
On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 05:11:29PM -0400, Stephen Powell wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:57:59 -0400 (EDT), Joel Roth wrote:
> > FWIW, here is my dmesg output regarding my ATI Radeon 3100 chip (RS780MC).
> > I wonder about the 'loading firmware' bit, which seems to fail.
> > [ 1478.948761] [drm] Loading RS780 Microcode
> > [ 1478.949103] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/RS780_pfp.bin
> > [ 1479.022552] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/RS780_me.bin
> > [ 1479.047423] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/R600_rlc.bin
> > [ 1479.057460] r600_cp: Failed to load firmware "radeon/R600_rlc.bin"
> > [ 1479.057476] [drm:r600_startup] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!
> > [ 1479.057483] radeon 0000:01:05.0: disabling GPU acceleration
> > ....
> Aha! failed to load firmware! That may be your problem. You should
> always follow up on such messages. Do you have package firmware-linux-nonfree
> installed? If so, you need to install it. It is in the non-free section
> of the Debian archive; so make sure that the "non-free" and "contrib"
> sections of the archive are present in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
I installed firmware-linux-nonfree, and the *ERROR*
message is gone. Also, the 'disabling GPU acceleration'
message is gone. Which sounds like it can only be good. :-)
However I have the same issue as before:
First switch from X to virtual console: small font.
Next switch: black screen.
Thanks for your help with this.
> .''`. Stephen Powell
> : :' :
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