Bug#523467: firmware-linux does not solve the problem
Alex Dănilă wrote:
> 2D continues to work well only with locally compiled 2.6.30 kernels,
> but not with ones from Debian repository (2.6.29, 2.6.30) regardless
> of the firmware-linux package.
> No 2D:
> 2.6.29 from repositories, with/without firmware-linux
> 2.6.30 (rc1, rc3, rc5) from repositories, with/without firmware-linux
> Working 2D:
> 2.6.30 (rc3) locally compiled, with/without firmware-linux. There's no
> obvious difference with firmware-linux installed.
Is CONFIG_X86_PAT set in your own 2.6.30 ?
What if you disable it, for instance by passing "nopat" on the kernel
Note that when firmware-linux is needed, it should be said pretty
clearly in the kernel log.