Fw: Re: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati - release candidate

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 16:58:53 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:57 PM, Shunichi Fuji <palglowr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 22:29:38 -0500
> From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
> To: Shunichi Fuji <palglowr at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati - release candidate
> On Tuesday 23 December 2008, Shunichi Fuji wrote:
>>On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 19:13:58 -0500
>>Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I./AtomBios/includes -Wall
>>> -I/usr/include/xorg -I/usr/include/drm -I/usr/include/X11/dri
>>> -DATOM_BIOS_PARSER -DDRIVER_PARSER -g -O2 -MT radeon_accel.lo -MD -MP -MF
>>> .deps/radeon_accel.Tpo -c
>>> radeon_accel.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/radeon_accel.o
>>> radeon_accel.c: In function 'RADEONEngineInit':
>>> radeon_accel.c:383: error: 'RADEON_PARAM_NUM_GB_PIPES' undeclared (first
>>> use in this function)
>>> radeon_accel.c:383: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only
>>> once radeon_accel.c:383: error: for each function it appears in.)
>>> make[2]: *** [radeon_accel.lo] Error 1
>>> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/xf86-video-ati-'
>>> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/xf86-video-ati-'
>>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>>> What header am I missing?
>>RADEON_PARAM_NUM_GB_PIPES defined in radon_drm.h, and git repository has it
>> one. but tar package seems don't have it.
>>i guess that radeon_drm.h will ship with libdrm
> Not installed on this FU8 system, and not available to yumex.
>>and it install to
>> include/drm. there are 3 copy at least kernel,drm and xf86-video-ati...
> I found the one in xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.4, and copied it to the src tree
> beside the other .h files, and it built, and I've installed it and running
> it, although not much is changed.  glxgears is still moping along at about
> 875 fps, and glxinfo says no drm?dri.
> But now this exposes a new problem I don't recall in these exact words, when I
> do a startx, it cannot load the kernel radeon module
> (this from the Xorg.0.log)
> (WW) RADEON(0): Direct rendering for RN50/RS600/R600 forced on -- This is NOT
> officially supported at the hardware level and may cause instability or
> lockups
> drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
> drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
> drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
> drmOpenDevice: Open failed
> [drm] failed to load kernel module "radeon"
> (EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed to open the DRM
> [dri] Disabling DRI.
> So, just for giggles:
> [root at coyote ~]# modprobe radeon
> WARNING: Error inserting drm
> (/lib/modules/2.6.28-rc9/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/drm.ko): Invalid argument
> FATAL: Error inserting radeon
> (/lib/modules/2.6.28-rc9/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon.ko): Invalid
> argument
> I can also recall not too far back in the 2.6.28-rc cycle, seeing dmesg
> reporting that the firmware for the card had been loaded from
> the /lib/firmware/radeon directory, but that appears to be on the missing
> list too for an rcN or 2.  The firmware is there from previous kernel builds,
> but is no longer being installed by this line of my "./makeit" script:
> make firmware_install && \
> Which tells me something has changed in the Makefiles or .config's.
> How important is this firmware for the health & well being of an HD2400-Pro
> (rv610) card?

There is no working drm support yet for r6xx/r7xx cards yet.  It will
be released soon.

> From the .config that built this kernel:
> [root at coyote linux-2.6.28-rc9]# grep FIRMWARE .config
> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="radeon/R100_cp.bin.ihex  radeon/R200_cp.bin.ihex
> radeon/R300_cp.bin.ihex  radeon/R420_cp.bin.ihex  radeon/R520_cp.bin.ihex
> radeon/RS600_cp.bin.ihex  radeon/RS690_cp.bin.ihex"
> # CONFIG_DVB_AV7110_FIRMWARE is not set

Looks like you are using some distro-specific patch that separates the
firmware from the radeon drm.


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