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Old 09-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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slackware64-current mesa changes Sep 25 (radeon-dpm working!)


Hi,

Just wanted to comment somewhere that the update recompiling mesa with "--enable-osmesa" made my day. The open source radeon driver now works when booting with "radeon.dpm=1" on 3.11 and 3.12 kernels. Anyone else reading this and wanting to try it please check the article below for instructions, as it requires downloading a compatible firmware.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTQyNDE
 
Old 09-25-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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radeon.dpm=1 is working for me quite some time with the 3.11 kernels, I am curios to know, what did not work for you?
Regarding the firmware, with the September 13 update of kernel-firmware-20130912git-noarch-1.txz the needed firmware is already available on -current systems.
 
Old 09-25-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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The behavior I had been seeing was X would start, I'd get a black background (not what I had it set to), the mouse pointer would appear and be movable for a couple seconds and then it would lock up. No X11 log. Just locked.

I booted this morning using 3.12-rc2 (newly compiled so that's another possible change but everything up to 3.12-rc1 hadn't worked). I'll try a few boot cycles this evening and make sure it's not an intermittent thing.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Okay... Apparently that wasn't right. It booted that once and worked then went back to locking up. If I run X manually I can can move the pointer around however I want with a bare X11 but the moment I open a window it locks up. I think I may just have hardware issues. At least I assume that radeon-dpm is supposed to work with an AMD A10-4600M and 7730M discrete graphics.
 
Old 10-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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Things appear to be working now after several reboots. No graphical issues. The last change and what I think actually did it was going for an EFI boot setup. This also had the effect of making the fglrx catalyst driver display a higher res terminal, which gave me the general clue that it was time to retry radeon.dpm and see if I could make it work. It did.
 
  


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