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Jim McCloskey 09-25-2012 06:30 PM

Bug#687136: ; graphics corruption with Radeon 6570
* Jon Severinsson ( wrote:

|> > Hello. Following an install of wheezy using debian-wheezy-DI-b2-i386-netinst.iso,
|> > I reported bug #687136 [...] concerning xserver freezes with corruption of
|> > the screen at every boot. The GPU is identified thus:
|> >
|> > [...]
|> >
|> > I've been doing my best to investigate since then and found some sources
|> > which suggest that 3D support for this card was added only as of
|> > libdrm_radeon-2.4.34. As far as I can tell no version more recent than
|> > libdrm_radeon-2.4.33 is available in any Debian repository.
|> > Would it be possible for someone here to confirm or disconfirm this conjecture
|> > so that I can correct/update the bug report?
|> libdrm 2.4.34 does indeed add support for several additional chipset
|> variations, including thre new TURKS ids. The relevant commit can be viewed
|> at
|> Unfortunately you seem to have cut out the PCI ID from the included GPU
|> identification, so I can't say for sure that your card is one of
|> the new variations.

Thank you for this very helpful response. This is what hwinfo says:

Model: "ATI VGA compatible controller"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x6759
SubVendor: pci 0x1682 "XFX Pine Group Inc."
SubDevice: pci 0x3190
Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xfe7c0000-0xfe7dffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xb000-0xbfff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xfe7a0000-0xfe7bffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 16 (412396 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias:
"pci:v00001002d00006759sv00001682sd00003190bc03sc0 0i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: radeon is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe radeon"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)

but since /libdrm-2.4.33/radeonr600_pci_ids.h from wheezy already includes:

CHIPSET(0x6759, TURKS_6759, TURKS)

it seems like the chipset should be supported in that version. The
ones that were added in the commit you referred me to are:

+CHIPSET(0x6751, TURKS_6751, TURKS)

|> > PS If there is a way for me to hand-compile a more recent version of
|> > libdrm_radeon that might allow the machine to boot without freezing up, I
|> > would really appreciate a link or some pointers.
|> Yes, the following commands should build a libdrm 2.4.39 packages eventually
|> intended for debian experimental:

Thank you for this help also.

Good luck with your work,


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