Sorry, I forgot to put the url in the 4th item: http://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/radeon_ucode/
All these files must be copied to /lib/firmware/2.6.37/radeon/.
I'm a owner of Radeon HD 6850 and use only linux (expect for games and some video authoring and conversions). The FGLRX driver did not work for me, when I login, the gnome-panel appears filled with artifacts, blinking, and with the logo "unsupported".
I think I can give my feedback about the work on xf86-video-ati and kernel kms posting here how I'm doing this.
-First step I've done was download the snapshot from drm-radeon-testing kernel, patched with KMS support for Barts chip:
-Extracted the kernel.
-then, just to be sure all files are patched to the 2.6.37 final, I download and applied this: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...-rc8-final.bz2
-Downloaded and ALL copied these files to /lib/firmware/2.6.37/radeon/
-Compiled and installed the kernel. (using my old config)
-Downloaded the source from Debian experimental for xserver-xorg-video-ati and libgl1-mesa-glx.
-Downloaded Mesa-7.10 (ftp://ftp.freedesktop.org/pub/mesa/7.10/)
-Downloaded xf86-video-ati from git: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/dri...9cbd03ff0f4b82
-Copied the debian directory from Debian sources to inside the sources of respective packages( mesa and xserver-xorg-video-ati ) and run dpkg-buildpackage for both.
-Now I have a 2.6.37 with kernel mode setting supporting radeon barts chips and open source driver fully working. At this moment I'm using gnome-shell, tested glxgears, all working fine. If I test something else I post here.
Thanks for the info. Want to try soon.
As soon as I use modprobe radeon modeset=1, got black screen and kernel lock. Doesn't respond to CTRL+ALT+DEL or power button at case but reset.
I think fglrx will live little more
I have udev 157. I added /lib/firmware/`uname -r`/radeon directory as a sym link but it doesn't help. There is no problem with. Also don't know how could I debug this since screen gonna black... I wish first rc of 2.6.38 works...Code:modprobe radeon modeset=0
Since the same method applies to HD5xxx FOSS these days, I'll post what I did to get everything up to snuff (while I started with MS5 of openSuSE 11.4, this works for 11.3 as well).
1. Grabbed the latest kernel (2.6.38-rc2) from kernel.org; however, do NOT extract and compile it yet! There's a nice helpful aid you should grab first!
2. The shell-script in this thread (page two, and specifically post #17, has the most up-to-date version of the script) walks you through all the openSuSE-isms required in coverting general kernels to openSuSE-usable kernels. (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ts-here-2.html)
3. Add the Factory OSS and Factory Xorg repos to your update repository lists. (If you run KDE, add the Factory KDE repo as well.)
4. Run the shell-script I pointed you to in #2. Before rebooting into your new kernel, run "sudo zypper dup" against your updated repo list.
5. Reboot (making sure to select your newly-compiled kernel).
If older than 2.6.37, there are still issues with KMS with any HD-Xxxx GPU; that is why the FGLRX binary blob forces KMS off.
With 2.6.38-rc2, I have HD5450, no binary blob, and solid OpenGL and DRI2 support. And KMS is on with this kernel (due to it beiong the default).