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Old 01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
Mick
 
Default Not getting video hardware acceleration

On Monday 31 January 2011 19:28:27 Walter Dnes wrote:
> The system is an AMD-based Acer Aspire One 14" laptop with 4-gigs of
> ram, running 64-bit mode. The video card, according to "lspci -v"...
>
> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9712
> (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0372
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
> Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
> I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
> Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
> Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
> Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
> Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> Kernel driver in use: radeon
>
> 01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device 970f
> Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0372
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
> Memory at d0110000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
> Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
>
> mplayer can only run "-vo x11", not "-vo xv" which I see on every
> other Gentoo machine I've had. Video playback suffers accordingly.
> Here's a snippet from dmesg bootup stuff that looks relavant, especially
> the last 6 lines...
>
> [ 0.250870] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
> [ 0.250972] [drm] radeon defaulting to kernel modesetting.
> [ 0.251009] [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
> [ 0.251160] radeon 0000:01:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ
> 18 [ 0.251204] radeon 0000:01:05.0: setting latency timer to 64
> [ 0.253225] [drm] initializing kernel modesetting (RS880 0x1002:0x9712).
> [ 0.253339] [drm] register mmio base: 0xD0100000
> [ 0.253376] [drm] register mmio size: 65536
> [ 0.253512] ATOM BIOS: Acer_JE40HM42DN
> [ 0.253584] radeon 0000:01:05.0: VRAM: 256M 0xC0000000 - 0xCFFFFFFF
> (256M used) [ 0.253632] radeon 0000:01:05.0: GTT: 512M 0xA0000000 -
> 0xBFFFFFFF [ 0.253814] [drm] Detected VRAM RAM=256M, BAR=256M
> [ 0.253856] [drm] RAM width 32bits DDR
> [ 0.253972] [TTM] Zone kernel: Available graphics memory: 1899810 kiB.
> [ 0.254010] [TTM] Initializing pool allocator.
> [ 0.254061] [drm] radeon: 256M of VRAM memory ready
> [ 0.254099] [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready.
> [ 0.254174] [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
> [ 0.254212] [drm] GART: num cpu pages 131072, num gpu pages 131072
> [ 0.255276] [drm] Loading RS780 Microcode
> [ 60.896232] r600_cp: Failed to load firmware "radeon/R600_rlc.bin"
> [ 60.896274] [drm:r600_startup] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!
> [ 60.896313] radeon 0000:01:05.0: disabling GPU acceleration
> [ 60.897418] radeon 0000:01:05.0: ffff88013ea6bc00 unpin not necessary
> [ 60.897456] radeon 0000:01:05.0: ffff88013ea6bc00 unpin not necessary
>
> Any ideas what's going wrong, and especially how to fix it?

Have you followed the instructions on this page re: radeon-ucode and the
kernel configuration

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml

If so, what does ls -la /lib/firmware/radeon/ show? Is R600_rlc.bin showing
up in there?
--
Regards,
Mick
 
Old 02-01-2011, 12:31 AM
"Walter Dnes"
 
Default Not getting video hardware acceleration

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 07:49:13PM +0000, Mick wrote
> Have you followed the instructions on this page re: radeon-ucode and the
> kernel configuration
>
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml
>
> If so, what does ls -la /lib/firmware/radeon/ show? Is R600_rlc.bin
> showing up in there?

Thanks, that was it. I didn't realize that Radeon drivers involved
loading firmware blobs. I thought that was for proprietary drivers like
nvidia or fglrx. Anyhow, it works now and keeps up with live high-def
TV playback from my HDHomerun tuner box. I have one or two more items
to deal with before the laptop is 100% functional under linux, but
that'll be another thread.

--
Walter Dnes <waltdnes@waltdnes.org>
 

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