Cannot get radeon hd4290 working with KMS

Michel Dänzer michel at
Tue Mar 29 00:28:22 PDT 2011

On Die, 2011-03-29 at 08:53 +0200, A. Bischof wrote: 
> [dri] This chipset requires a kernel module version of 1.17.0,
> [dri] but the kernel reports a version of 2.8.0.[dri] If using legacy 
> modesetting, upgrade your kernel.
> [dri] If using kernel modesetting, make sure your module is
> [dri] loaded prior to starting X, [...]

I think this is the crucial piece of advice. It looks like the radeon
kernel module is getting loaded too late for the X driver to notice that
KMS is enabled.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |      
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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