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Old 09-20-2011, 02:50 PM
Denis S
Default eeePC 1015b issues with initializing radeon and ethernet lockup

1. I'm facing problem with Debian on my 1015b-c50, if I try to run newer
kernel 3.0.* from repository it start to boot and after following message:

r600_cp: Failed to load firmware "radeon/PALM_pfp.bin"
[drm:evergreen_startup] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!
radeon 0000:00:01.0: disabling GPU acceleration

I've got colorful "snow" on the screen and once system loads GDM3 I see
working cursor which represented as square represented drawn as colorful
You can see how screen looks on following photo:

Such problem doesn't exist if I compile kernel myself but still have
issues installing proprietary driver and with opensource, netbook
running hot. Is there a way I can boot into console? The only way I
found so far to install custom compiled kernel is rescue mode of installer.

2. The other problem is if I try to install or run "Squeeze", my
ethernet card lockups and after some time whole system hang up, the only
way to reboot is power key. It's happen with stable version of
installer(installed OS have same problem), in same time Wifi works
without issues. I also don't have problems if using testing images for

What could cause such behavior?


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