X1900 G5 edition and microcode in mesa/drm

Jerome Glisse glisse at freedesktop.org
Sun Mar 30 15:58:00 PDT 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 06:57:27 +1000
"Dave Airlie" <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 5:11 AM, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2 at gentoo.org> wrote:
> > I'd like to renew my question from back in November 2007, in light of
> >  the fact that the mesa/drm branch now seems to have ATI microcode.
> >
> >  Previously, I was informed that the X1900 G5 edition cards (PCI ID
> >  0x7240) would not be supported as they contained OFW (which I disputed
> >  at the time, noting that the card returned only zeros when trying to
> >  read it's ROM, while other OFW cards I had did return their ROM fine)
> >  and no AtomBIOS.
> >
> >  As the microcode is now in the DRM tree, does this negate the need for
> >  having an AtomBIOS from the card directly?
> No these two things have nothing to do with each other whatosever.
> Wierd the G5 editions don't have some sort of useful ROM tables in
> them or something..
> Dave.

I think they have usefull information in their FW but we never bothered
to access this. Nouveau got code for doing that, so maybe similar code
can help. Benjamin would likely know a lot on this topic :)

Jerome Glisse

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