Kernel 18.1 and Radeon RV630
#1
Hi All

Just installed Linux on an old PC with a Radeon HD based on RV630. I installed Linux Kernel 18.1 because I understand it adds support for UVD in this old HD models, but when booting I got the following error:

[ 8.719854] [drm] Detected VRAM RAM=512M, BAR=256M
[ 8.719856] [drm] RAM width 128bits DDR
[ 8.731420] [drm] radeon: 512M of VRAM memory ready
[ 8.731422] [drm] radeon: 64M of GTT memory ready.
[ 8.734819] [drm] Loading RV630 Microcode
[ 8.745509] [drm] Internal thermal controller with fan control
[ 8.745964] [drm] radeon: power management initialized
[ 8.746016] radeon 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for radeon/R600_uvd.bin failed with error -2
[ 8.746021] radeon 0000:01:00.0: radeon_uvd: Can't load firmware "radeon/R600_uvd.bin"[/b][/code]

And indeed, the firmware (R600_uvd.bin) is not present on /lib/firmware/radeon :-)

So: Does anybody know what's the best (most stable) repo to get it? And also, shouldn't this come with a normal install? (never had such problems with a Radeon HD 5XXX)


Thanks !!!
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#2
It really depends on your distro - which you are not mentioning.

Most distributions offer a separate firmware package, e.g. Debian has firmware-linux-nonfree. Don't know how old RV630 is though and if firmware is included.
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#3
You are missing the correct firmware ...

Code:
wget http://es.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.140_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i *linux-firmware*deb

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#4
Thanks a lot guys !!!. It solved my problem.
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