Radeon DRM

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 03:24:29 PST 2010

On 05/03/10 09:38, Duncan Baynes wrote:
> Hello,
> Just built a 64bit lfs 6.6, everything went smoothly, excellent work as
> always!
> I've been playing around with the 2.6.33 kernel including the new radeon
> driver.
> The results are pretty awesome. I now have a high resolution console
> that is a pleasure to use.  I was thinking it might be a nice feature to
> add as an option... probably as a hint.
> The basic path is as follows:
> 1) compile the 2.6.33 kernel with firmware support, initramfs and the
> radeon driver enabled
> 2) create an initrd image for the kernel (there is a hint for this already)
> 3) decompress initrd image, mount it and insert the firmware bin for
> your card

You don't need to use and initrd, you can compile the firmware into the kernel. If
it's firmware that comes with the kernel use the option


And if you want to use firmware that doesn't come with the kernel, copy it into the
firmware folder in the kernel source and use the option


My system hangs early in the boot process if I enable kernel mode setting. From the
kernel's help page

 > This code support the following hardware : R1XX,R2XX,R3XX,R4XX,R5XX
 > (radeon up to X1950). Works is underway to provide support for R6XX,
 > R7XX and newer hardware (radeon from HD2XXX to HD4XXX).

I live in hope


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