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Re: radeonhd removed from Testing ... in February, still gone?

On Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:52:04 -0500, Carl Fink wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 01:11:50PM +0000, the estimable Camale?n wrote:
>> Maybe because radeonhd has been superseded by radeon driver:
> Yeah, I see that now.

Although it seems the driver is still available at Xorg's site (and so 
you can compile by yourself) I think it is better to stick with radeon 
driver and report anything that is not working to either Debian BTS of 
Xorg's bugzilla.

>> Hum... no, it's not. It seems to be only available for one architecture
>> (m68k).
> That must be what my web search found. Maybe it should be removed?


Mmm, maybe it is still there to avoid breaking another packages that 
still depend on it :-?

>> Did you install the firmware package?
> What firmware package?

Some ATI cards need "firmware-linux-nonfree" package to enable 3D 


If it is required, there will be a message at your dmesg or Xorg log file 
warning about it.
> I have an actual point: why should I have to know that I must install at
> least three packages which don't depend on each other to get GLX
> support? Surely that's the sort of thing that should happen
> automagically?

Magic is scarce in these days and your linux box needs a bit of user 
action to be properly setup, mainly when it comes to configure VGA 
cards :-)



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