[Assist] Xorg Problem with Radeon
ramana at member.fsf.org
Mon Sep 8 08:43:47 UTC 2014
I also have this problem. Thank you Arnuld for the information.
So, can it be fixed by somehow enabling KMS in Parabola's latest kernel?
How can I do that?
On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM, arnuld uttre <arnuld.mizong at gmail.com>
> > On 9/8/14, Jorge Araya Navarro <elcorreo at deshackra.com> wrote:
> > What version of driver and modules have gNewSense and Trisquel? knowing
> > this is good.
> > I had a problem with my Intel video driver, I just switched some options
> > in my Xorg conf and then things worked well, here is my conf:
> > Section "Device"
> > Identifier "Intel Graphics"
> > Driver "intel"
> > #Option "AccelMethod" "sna" #<--- This acceleration method was
> > # making my graphics look funny from
> > # time to time.
> > Option "AccelMethod" "uxa" # <-- Then I switched.
> > #Option "AccelMethod" "glamor"
> > EndSection
> > Hope this help you with your problem!
> I did a lot se search and it all came down to newer versions of Linux
> kernel using kernel mode setting (KMS) enabled for radeon driver.
> Parabola uses newer Linux kernel versions too. In newer Linux kernel
> versions radeon and KMS work together or graphics do not work as per
> Arch Wiki:
> Parabola has diabled KMS bun gNewSense and Trisquel do not, I don't
> know why. Even the Parabola dual-boot CD has KMS disabled. But story
> does not end here. I am using Trisquel currently and I get nice X
> environment but when I try to run my own WM, by using startx, it fails
> with some error. It runs X only if X is already there (e.g. if some
> display manager) i.ei it runs X automtically or not. So I am stuck
> using automatic X sessions using lightdm and unable to use StumpWM :(
> I am sure X will start failing once gNewSense or Trisouel start using
> newer kernels in upcoming versions. Parabola is bleeding edge, so I
> came across problem quite fast.
> Only gNewSense work flawlessly for everything but its current version
> is too much outdated for me. Here is some info:
> arnuld at gnu:~$ dmesg | grep radeon
> [ 38.986420] [drm] radeon defaulting to kernel modesetting.
> [ 38.986422] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
> [ 38.986514] fb: conflicting fb hw usage radeondrmfb vs VESA VGA -
> removing generic driver
> [ 38.986889] radeon 0000:01:05.0: setting latency timer to 64
> [ 38.987388] radeon 0000:01:05.0: VRAM: 512M 0x00000000C0000000 -
> 0x00000000DFFFFFFF (512M used)
> [ 38.987390] radeon 0000:01:05.0: GTT: 512M 0x00000000A0000000 -
> [ 38.987745] [drm] radeon: 512M of VRAM memory ready
> [ 38.987746] [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready.
> [ 38.989785] radeon_cp.0: Missing Free firmware
> [ 38.992200] radeon 0000:01:05.0: disabling GPU acceleration
> [ 38.993213] radeon 0000:01:05.0: ffff8801278d6c00 unpin not necessary
> [ 38.993214] radeon 0000:01:05.0: ffff8801278d6c00 unpin not necessary
> [ 38.993429] [drm] radeon: power management initialized
> [ 39.053484] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
> [ 39.053640] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
> [ 39.053653] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.12.0 20080528 for
> 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
> arnuld at gnu:~$
> user at gnewsense:~$ dmesg | grep radeon
> [ 34.072937] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
> [ 34.073123] radeon 0000:01:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) ->
> IRQ 18
> [ 34.073128] radeon 0000:01:05.0: setting latency timer to 64
> [ 34.074674] [drm] radeon: Initializing kernel modesetting.
> [ 34.076936] [drm] radeon: 256M of VRAM memory ready
> [ 34.076937] [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready.
> [ 34.076960] [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
> [ 34.077483] radeon_cp.0: Missing Free firmware
> [ 34.077515] platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting /*(DEBLOBBED)*/
> [ 34.081481] radeon 0000:01:05.0: disabling GPU acceleration
> [ 34.081521] radeon 0000:01:05.0: ffff88012ae30600 unpin not necessary
> [ 34.081523] radeon 0000:01:05.0: ffff88012ae30600 unpin not necessary
> [ 34.218098] fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
> [ 34.218103] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.0.0 20080528 for
> 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
> user at gnewsense:~$
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