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Old 05-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
AnarKEY
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Radeon HD 6670 Problems (no KMS, black screen)


Hello,
I'm trying to get a brand new Radeon HD 6670 running, using kernel 2.6.39 (CONFIG_DRM_RADEON_KMS=y, CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=y) and gentoo.

First off a I tried to run it out of the box, but while booting the screen got black after:
Code:
Loading Turks MICROCODE
Refined TSC clocksource calibration: 2812.324 MHZ
Switching to clocksource tsc
After that, I booted with kernel parameter "nomodeset" to disable KMS. That worked, I got into the terminal und recompiled the kernel with CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="radeon/TURKS_mc.bin radeon/TURKS_me.bin radeon/TURKS_pfp.bin" (after I installed x11-drivers/radeon-ucode - Package) and rebooted the machine with the new kernel (without kernel parameter "nomodeset"). Now I get no black screen, but the machine reboots after "switching to clocksource tsc" from above. Even worse.

Ok, now I decided to abandon to KMS, booted with "nomodeset"-Parameter and want to start the X-Server, but the xf86-driver-ati (
xorg.conf:
Code:
Driver "ati"
won't run without kms:
Code:
(EE) RADEON(0): Chipset: "TURKS" (ChipID = 0x6758) requires KMS
Then I try to configure X using the proprietary ati-driver (fglrx) with aticonfig, but there comes the next error:
Code:
PowerXpress error: Cannot stat '/usr/lib64/fglrx/switchlibGL': No such file or directory
Failed to initialize libglx for discrete GPU
Dispite this, I start X Server and wow, it works. But this is not that I really want, because I want to use the free "ati"-Driver with KMS.

Does anyone has a hint? Or any experiences with this card?

Many Thanx.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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After that, I booted with kernel parameter "nomodeset" to disable KMS. That worked, I got into the terminal und recompiled the kernel with CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="radeon/TURKS_mc.bin radeon/TURKS_me.bin radeon/TURKS_pfp.bin" (after I installed x11-drivers/radeon-ucode - Package) and rebooted the machine with the new kernel (without kernel parameter "nomodeset"). Now I get no black screen, but the machine reboots after "switching to clocksource tsc" from above. Even worse.
Did you also set CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware" in the kernel config?

Adam
 
Old 05-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #3
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Did you also set CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware" in the kernel config?

Adam
Yes, CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib64/firmware" and /lib64 links to /lib
 
Old 05-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
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Well that's all I can really think of. Depending on the time of day, you might be able to find some of the developers on #radeon on irc.freenode.net.
 
Old 09-26-2011, 10:04 AM   #5
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Hello,

Just a little message to ask some news about your problem AnarKey.
Do you succeed in resolving your problem ?

(I'm facing the same one) It's very frustating

Hope to here from you or anybody.

PS: I was unable to find info about this subject on the X.org site.


Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 02:31 AM   #6
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Hello,

Just a little message to ask some news about your problem AnarKey.
Do you succeed in resolving your problem ?

(I'm facing the same one) It's very frustating

Hope to here from you or anybody.

PS: I was unable to find info about this subject on the X.org site.


Thanks in advance.
Sorry, i was not successfull and after some very frustrating ours i switiched back to my onboard graphic.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #7
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Guys..I bought the new Ati Radeon Hd 6670, and i am having a huge problem with it..
When im just using windows, programs,streaming video everything is fine, but when im trying to run some game like for example League of Legends or Lineage 2, after initializing to game, all i see is BLACK SCREEN. Im sure that my graphic card should easy run it even on high effect, so im desprate in finding solution. Please help me, suggest me what to do.
Since now, i've tried everything i know to do, was looking for solution in forums, tried to disable directdraw acceleration, direct 3d acceleration...nothin helped.. Installed the newest ATI catalyst software...newest drivers.. Game accelerator program.. was running reg thousand times.. dxdiag and there everythinbg seems fine but IS NOT.. i was also changing whole windows system, triend win xp, win 7, vista..nothing helped...so im pissed off
Please help me and give me some reccomendations of what to do in order to solve this problem. And, if possible, in some simplier language, bcus im not very expirienced PC user as i see some of u are..
THanks in advance.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #8
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This is linuxquestions.org. You are not likely to find much assistance with Windows problems.

Adam
 
Old 01-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #9
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Hi all,

i sadly seen the solution seems to be using another graphic card, or another OS.

So i post, even if late, my solution:
i have radeon HD6670 well working as KMS, almost with Kernel 3.1.6 and debian wheezy, and consequently well working opensource Xorg Gallium driver.

1) KMS must be enabled at kernel level.
2) 4 firmware files must be added in the kernel compilation and also in initramfs
- see Drivers->General driver options -> Include in-kernel firmware
and set "radeon/TURKS_me.bin radeon/TURKS_mc.bin radeon/TURKS_pfp.bin radeon/BTC_rlc.bin"
then also
(/lib/firmware/) Firmware blobs root directory

3) I don't use kdm/gdm graphic login stuffs at boot, i like to see the console end enter Xorg manually.
For my monitor, ACER2216W i used following GRUB config to have a nice text resolution.
KMS allows now a very responsive shell in the console boot.
Quote:
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT=360
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=869 radeon.modeset=1"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024x16

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entrys
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_RECOVERY="true"

4) compile kernel and install the .deb image, update-initramfs and update-grub




Regards,
angelo

Last edited by _spectrum_; 01-20-2012 at 07:53 AM.
 
  


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