Cannot get radeon hd4290 working with KMS

A. Bischof a.bischof at
Tue Mar 29 01:46:56 PDT 2011

Hi Michel,

Am 29.03.2011 10:40, schrieb Michel Dänzer:
>>>> [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.
>> thanks for your quick answer. I thought so too, but loading the module
>> via /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf should be early enough - but even if
>> I load it via grub, which I tried, this message remains.
>> # cat /etc/default/grub
>> ...
>> #GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="radeon.modeset=1"
>> I did update-grub2 afterwards.
> Neither of these has any influence on when the module is loaded. Adding
> radeon to /etc/modules may help, otherwise for testing you could boot to
> single user mode first, modprobe radeon manually and then switch to
> runlevel 2.

ok, I'll try this both and come back then again - that's a new 
information for me, I thought that should load the module early enough.

>> P.S.:
>> You can answer to the list, I read it ;-)
> It's customary on X lists to follow up to individuals directly as well
> as to the list. But I can try to remember respecting your wish.

Sorry, didn't see the CC to the list. As long as the message get's to me 
I'm happy ;-)


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