[SOLVED] Problems with KMS and Radeon 6870 on Slackware 13.37
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Problems with KMS and Radeon 6870 on Slackware 13.37
I am having problems starting X windows on Slackware 13.37. When I attempt to 'startx' or 'xinit', I get an error telling me that KMS is required. I have attempted loading the radeon.d module, but to no avail. (I am going to retry that this evening, though). I will follow up with more details, such as the exact error messages and logs shortly, but do not have access to the problem computer at the moment.
Ah, well. Thank you very much for your help. I an going to close the thread and try and get something to install.... Slackware, Fedora, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Debian, Backtrack, and others have all failed in one way or another. (Usually problems with the bootloader and RAID, but I digress.)
Debian is a good distro haven't had any problems with it other than the 1's I created via experimentation.
I'm using squeeze at present but I'd suggest wheezy as you can get the 3.0 kernel by adding "testing & experimental" to the repos.
Not to forget adding "contrib non-free"
If I remember correctly, Debian (squeeze) failed to install the boot loader. Obviously, there are many ways to manually install one, but at the moment, I am much to tired of having a broken computer to care to find them. (That and the fact I have an essay due the day after tomorrow that I haven't been able to type up).