6.14.4 driver hanging w/ Radeon HD 7660G GPU

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Fri Jul 13 02:49:59 PDT 2012

On Don, 2012-07-12 at 18:02 -0700, criego duncan wrote: 
> I just got a new HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with an AMD A10-4600M APU (which 
> contains the Radeon HD 7660G GPU).
> I read that the 3.4 kernel now supports Trinity, so i tried it 
> (installed the 3.4-trunk-amd64 from debian) but the first problem was 
> that the Xorg.log told me that kernel modesetting was required.  I have 
> "/etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf" which contains: options radeon modeset=1
> This didn't turn it on, though, so i added it to grub and now X just 
> hangs in an uninterruptable sleep state.

One problem is that the firmware-linux-nonfree package doesn't contain
the microcode for Trinity yet. Get the ARUBA_*.bin files from
http://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/radeon_ucode/ , put them
in /lib/firmware/radeon/ and re-generate the initrd. Then see what if
any problems remain.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                   http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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