Bug#523467: firmware-linux does not solve the problem

Brice Goglin Brice.Goglin at ens-lyon.org
Sun May 10 10:47:47 PDT 2009

Alex Dănilă wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
command line?

Note that when firmware-linux is needed, it should be said pretty
clearly in the kernel log.


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