HIS Radeon HD 6870 configuration in Debian wheezy
piotrw82 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 07:08:16 PDT 2013
I noticed my GPU fan is too loud (compared to Windows 7) when system is
idle (no aplications running, just XFCE desktop with no eyecandy).
I did smoe research and found this article, interesting stuff:
BTW, I see you are mentioned as the author of DPM in linux 3.11 kernel :)
so maybe you can help.
First, will it help reduce the fan speed when idle?
If yes, is there a way to integrate DPM to older kernel, or need I
recompile the kernel to 3.11 to enable DPM. Debian wheezy is using 3.2.0
kernel, and the next release will be using 3.10, according to documentation
I tried recompiling to 3.11 using this manual:
I had to upgrade libc6 to newer version, I upgraded it to 2.17, from the
debian 'testing' repository)
but still i'm getting compilation errors (from gcc), mayby newer gcc is
required then one present in my system, I didn't investigate the error much.
Still, I don't know if it is a good idea to upgrade kernel to latest stable
On 16 September 2013 15:15, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> > http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-linux-nonfree
> > I'm reading about this package, and about firmware in Linux in general,
> > 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
> > GPU properly, so does this mean they included this package, or they did
> > different way?
> Most other distros include the firmware by default. Debian considers
> it non-free because the source to the firmware is not available.
> > Piotr
> > 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>
> >> >
> >> > 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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