HIS Radeon HD 6870 configuration in Debian wheezy
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 06:15:26 PDT 2013
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 3:13 AM, Piotr Winter <piotrw82 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
Most other distros include the firmware by default. Debian considers
it non-free because the source to the firmware is not available.
> 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.
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