[blfs-support] Proprietary Radeon Driver

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Thu Nov 28 07:36:47 PST 2013

On 11/28/2013 08:12 AM, Armin K. wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, Armin. I need to take a look at 3.12, just to see if there's 
anything new regarding UEFI firmware in addition to the radeon stuff.

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