Bug#687136: ; graphics corruption with Radeon 6570
* Jon Severinsson (email@example.com) 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 http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm/commit/?id=cf7cc62a98
|> 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:
|> > 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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