HIS Radeon HD 6870 configuration in Debian wheezy

Piotr Winter piotrw82 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 00:13:39 PDT 2013

This is exactly what was happening. Thank you very much.
Installing this package helped:
I'm reading about this package, and about firmware in Linux in general, and
the 'nonfree' term is a bit misleading. Does this mean it is propertiary?
What is the reason Debian distribution does not include it?
Other distros (i tried Mint, Fedora) didn't have problems with detecting my
GPU properly, so does this mean they included this package, or they did it
different way?


On 16 September 2013 02:34, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Alex
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