Bug#672644: X on Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series (Lenovo T400) broken after wheezy upgrade

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Sun May 13 14:00:46 PDT 2012

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 17:38:27 +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:

> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Version: 6.14.4-2
> Severity: serious
> Hi,
> I upgraded a working Lenovo T400 machine with an integrated intel+radeon
> setup as the one described by the submitter of bug report #585911 - to
> wheezy, including its 3.2 kernel, and the kernel package complained about
> missing radeon firmware. Running startx despite it made the machine display
> unreadable. :( Could that have been avoided?

> In any case, I rebooted using SysRq+S+U+B (I think, at least - couldn't see
> anything) and installed firmware-linux-nonfree, rebooted once again for good
> measure, and tried startx again, and now it just aborts X saying:
> [   137.038] (EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed because of a version mismatch.
> [dri] This chipset requires a kernel module version of 1.17.0,
> [dri] but the kernel reports a version of 2.12.0.[dri] Make sure your module is loaded prior to starting X, and
> [dri] that this driver was built with support for KMS.
> [dri] Aborting.
Means your radeon kernel module is not being properly loaded by udev.
You need to figure out why.

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