XVideo on radeon mobility HD 5470

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 07:15:21 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:33 AM, Cameron Hutchison <lists at xdna.net> wrote:
> I have a Radeon Mobility HD 5470 in my laptop, but XVideo does not work.
> xvinfo reports there are no adaptors present.
> Xorg.0.log reports this:
> (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
> (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
> (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/swrast_dri.so
> (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
> I am running kernel 2.6.34, xorg ati video driver 6.13.0 and I have the
> firmware package installed for DRM (Debian sid, pkg
> firmware-linux-nonfree).
> I think the problem is that this card is too new and there is no
> firmware for it yet. All the firmware in /lib/firmware/radeon is for
> R/RS/RV cards, but my card is a CEDAR (post-RVxxx naming). There doesn't
> seem to be any firmware for it, and the linux kernel drm does not seem
> to try to load any firmware.
> Other things seem to work OK. I've got KMS working, fbconsole on
> radeonfb. I don't know how well 3D works, since I dont use it.
> Is this something I will just have to wait until ATI makes firmware
> available before I can get XVideo support? Can I tweak anything to get
> it going? Have I got it all wrong and my problem is somewhere else?

The firmware is available and newer kernels will load it, but the
exa/xv/3d accel code is not available yet.


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