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From: Matt Turner <mattst88@g.o>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] radeon questions
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:29:23
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] radeon questions by Don Wilburn
1 On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Don Wilburn <bodhisattva@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Dear silent alpha list,
3 >
4 > I got X to work with my GeForce card and the nv driver. It was functional,
5 > but underwhelming. So, I got a PCI Radeon card via eBay.
6 > Specifically, it's a Visiontek 9250. The lspci output calls it an RV280
7 > 9200 PRO. So far, I can't get X to work.
8 > Like nouveau for my nVidia card, the kernel DRM radeon module won't load.
9 > Running modprobe radeon fails and says "Exec format error." The dmesg
10 > output says something about "Relocation (type 4) overflow vs
11 > radeon_resume_kms."
12 > Question 1: Does the kernel module work with any alpha, or is it just mine?
14 It should work. My complete guess is that the module is too large.
15 Maybe try building it into your kernel? I suspect that might make the
16 problem more obvious.
18 > Even worse, the xorg driver doesn't seem to work for me. The Xorg website
19 > says the radeon driver works with the RV280/9250 chip. The Xorg.0.log shows
20 > a long list of radeon models, but none of the 9200/9250 models say PCI.
21 > They say AGP or IGP.
23 I don't expect the 2D driver will work without the kernel module.
24 Focus on the kernel module first.
26 > I tried to copycat a google result pertaining to a ppc iMac and made a conf
27 > file to explicitly relate the radeon driver to the device by BusID, but that
28 > didn't help.
29 > Question 2: Does anyone have a PCI radeon 9250 working in their alpha?
31 I've had a Radeon 9100 working in an alpha, as well as others. A 9250
32 should work.


Subject Author
[gentoo-alpha] Re: radeon questions "Måns Rullgård" <mans@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-alpha] radeon questions Don Wilburn <bodhisattva@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-alpha] radeon questions Don Wilburn <bodhisattva@×××××.com>