[Mageia-discuss] Update Mageia 2, Beta 1 Errata for proper radeon-firmware fix

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Feb 27 11:46:39 CET 2012

Am 26.02.2012 00:58, schrieb Jeff Robins:
> Hello,
> Unless anyone objects by 10PM PST on Monday, I am going to update the
> Mageia 2, Beta 1 Errata page for the proper/current Radeon firmware fix.
> The posted fix no longer works because the firmware files are in a
> package called "radeon-firmware", which is in "Nonfree Updates". The
> user has to add/enable "Nonfree Updates" to a basic installation.
> Installing the rpm also runs "bootloader-config", so that section can be
> removed.
> Proper steps, but not the proper formatting:
> 1) Add "radeon.modeset=0" to the kernel command line in GRUB
>    (link on how to do that)
> 2) Boot system
> 3) Add "Nonfree Updates" repository (link to how to do that) or
>    download (direct link to rpm)
> 4) "urpmi radeon-firmware" or "urpmi <file-name>"
> 5) restart system

Well, if i remember correctly, only one of those two is needed. I.e.
radeon.modeset=0 is a workaround or quick-and-dirty fix if you don't
want to/can't install radeon-firmware. After you install radeon-firmware
radeon.modeset=0 is unnecessary.

Otherwise you work on Errata is really welcome!
> I know that there is still an open discussion on how to handle this for
> Mageia 2, but this is how to handle it for Beta 1.
> Thank you,
> Jeff

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