Radeon DRM

Duncan Baynes duncan.baynes at operand.com.au
Fri Mar 5 12:59:59 PST 2010


On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 14:29:44 +0000, Andrew Benton <b3nton at gmail.com>
wrote:
> On 05/03/10 11:33, Duncan Baynes wrote:
>> I couldn't get the kernel to find the firmware so early in the boot
>> sequence without using initrd, however I'll have another run at getting
>> it
>> working sans initrd if you think that will work.
>>
> Another option I've tried (which also hung the system if kernel mode
> setting was enabled)
> was to build the radeon driver as a module. That way doesn't need the
> firmware in the kernel,
> it's enough to put it in /lib/firmware
> 
>> Does your system boot if you leave it for about 60 seconds?
>>
>> I'm using an ATI 4890 without issue ... so far
>>
> 
> Yes it does, I'd never waited that long before. I can't see myself
waiting
> that long at each
> boot. Interesting to see that it does work though.
> Thanks
> 

There is a 60 second timeout period where the kernel strives to locate the
firmware... so far the only way I could get rid of this delay was to use
initrd...



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