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

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Tue Nov 8 17:46:48 CET 2011

On 08.11.2011 13:59, José Jorge wrote:
> Le mardi 8 novembre 2011 09:05:25, Kamil Rytarowski a écrit :
>> 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.
> Which ones? On my hardware, missing the firmware does NOT disable free radeon
> driver : it only disables acceleration. I use this as a feature daily on a
> laptop which video memory is partly corrupted, so I am really sure that at
> least on pre 2xxx hardware it works (x300/x600/x700/x1300).

I can confirm that with non-free packages the boot works, without it 
Mageia isn't bootable (with the radeon framebuffer) at all.

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