User talk:Chithanh

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Hi, I've got an issue with Radeon X1650 while installing a fresh system (funtoo). While evrything seemed ok, I was unable to use XVideo (it was missing from Xorg.log). While troubleshooting got into https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo and some older version of Radeon page where I found I was missing R520_cp.bin firmware file (kernel was trying to load it, I had x11-drivers/radeon-ucode installed). Manually copying this file from older OS made XVideo work again. Replacing x11-drivers/radeon-ucode with sys-kernel/linux-firmware also solved the issue (linux-firmware has the same R520_cp.bin I've copied manually).

After looking at Talk:Radeon page I'm unsure how to properly resolve this (because "Firmware R500" discusion is done)? Edit current discussion? Add new one? File a bug? Something else? I'm new at this wiki :) --Kestas (talk) 16:25, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

I think this is rather a kernel configuration problem. The R520_CP.bin firmware ships with the kernel in the /usr/src/linux/firmware/radeon directory. My guess is that you have the inclusion of this firmware disabled in your kernel configuration. But you can reopen the discussion if you want.
Debian does not ship this firmware in their main repository, because it is proprietary. --Chithanh (talk) 16:40, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I used Debian kernel from portage. Kestas (talk) 18:59, 16 March 2015 (UTC)