[blfs-support] Proprietary Radeon Driver

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Thu Nov 28 06:12:29 PST 2013

On 28.11.2013 15:05, Dan McGhee wrote:
> I'm belaboring this point in case any other LFS'ers get this chip. I'm
> really careful when it comes to recent AMD-Radeon graphics. Not knowing
> the incompatibility between Xorg and the recent chips, I burned up three
> laptops. Apparently, one of the lacks in those drivers is temperature
> sensing or fan management. So, I decided that until I could verify
> beyond a shadow of a doubt that an Xorg driver supported my chip, I was
> going to use the proprietary driver.

Kernels 3.11 and 3.12 include (very good) power management for OSS 
radeon driver. It's not enabled by default though. Use radeon.dpm=1 
kernel parameter. You need whatever_dpm.bin microcode (firmware) for 
your model for dpm to work though.

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