[Bug 56561] kernel > 3.4.7 breaks KMS on rv515 (r300)

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Wed Oct 31 06:32:45 PDT 2012


--- Comment #10 from Alex Deucher <agd5f at yahoo.com> ---
(In reply to comment #9)
> The firmware should be loading (I am using stock arch linux kernels), when
> 3.4.7 or 3.6.3-nomodeset boots I see '[drm] Loading R500 Microcode' in the
> logs. (Sorry I wrote r300 in the bug title which should be r500).

The ums driver loads later (when the filesystem is available).  If there is no
firmware in your initrd, the kernel firmware loader will wait several minutes
to timeout before continuing.  Can you boot into a non-X runlevel with
nomodeset and then try and modprobe radeon manually from the console?

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