HIS Radeon HD 6870 configuration in Debian wheezy

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 17:34:25 PDT 2013

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM, Piotr Winter <piotrw82 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> I need help with radeon hd 6870 setup in debian wheezy. I'm a linux newbie.
> Autodetection did not work, since I only have low resolution enabled (max 1280x1024)
> I did the search and found Debian AtiHowTo document.
> I checked the driver and I have already proper one named "radeon" installed (judging by synaptic package manager)
> Then I checked xorg.conf and there wasn't any in /etc/X11
> So I run "Xorg -configure" as root after booting in safe mode and got segmentation fault.
> attachements:
> "Xorg -configure" output - log.txt
> xorg.conf.new from /root directory
> I can attach log mentioned in "Xorg - configure" output - /var/log/xorg.0.log if needed
> Copying xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf didn't change anything.
> Anyone willing to help?

Check your dmesg output.  I suspect you either don't have kms enabled
in your kernel or your need to install the appropriate linux firmware
packages for your distro.


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