[Mageia-dev] Removal of non-free firmware from core section

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Tue Nov 8 09:05:25 CET 2011

On 08.11.2011 07:48, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:58:00 +0100
> José Jorge<jjorge at free.fr>  wrote:
>> Le lundi 7 novembre 2011 23:26:19, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
>>> The most notable examples of affected firmware are
>>> - ATI/AMD Radeon cards (free driver)
>>> - Broadcom Tigon3 Gigabit Ethernet
>>> - Intel PRO/100 Ethernet
>>> - Matrox G200/G400/G550
>> I have used Broadcom Tigon3 and ATI/AMD Radeon x700 without firmware, and it
>> works basicaly enough to allow users to decide to get the firmware by them
>> selves.
> Really? I recall many problems running Mageia from the Dual CD on my x86-64
> with an ATI Mobility Radeon card, and my old (and now decommissioned) i586
> machine with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro card until I installed and configured
> the firmware from "non-free" and rebuilt the initrd.
> If you do decide on doing it, please make sure the framebuffer is not used for
> these cards.
+ !!!

Same BIG problems here. DVD default installation is de facto BROKEN. 
Please don't use radeon fb driver.
There were bugs on it on our bugzilla.
> Regards,
> 	Shlomi Fish

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