Bug#607227: xserver-xorg-video-radeon: with kms, screen flickers, without kms xorg eats 100% CPU

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Thu Dec 16 04:51:39 PST 2010

On Mit, 2010-12-15 at 21:29 +0000, Marcos Marado wrote: 
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Version: 1:6.13.1-2+squeeze1
> Severity: important
> After installing on this machine squeeze from the debian-installer
> beta 2, I noticed that the
> screen sometimes flickers (opening a konsole an maximizing it will
> result in a more frequent flickering).
> Searching about it, I was led to believe that this could be a kms
> problem, so I deactivated it.
> Now the flicker is gone, but the computer is awefully slow, and a top
> shows Xorg eating 100% CPU.


> [   17.750916] [drm:radeon_do_init_cp] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!


> Versions of packages xserver-xorg-video-radeon suggests:
> pn  firmware-linux                <none>     (no description available)

Does installing this package and rebooting help for any of your

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