Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#6364 closed defect (fixed)

xorg ati driver: radeon firmware link is out of date

Reported by: ken@… Owned by: Bruce Dubbs
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.8
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

At the moment, the radeon driver has a note about firmware, with a link to Alex Deucher's freedesktop.org site.

That is convenient (easy to download files in a browser - wget just gets index.html) but out of date. The radeon firmware is now in the radeon/ directory of linux-firmware, which is rather less easy to download from a browser (but can be done). The LICENSE.radeon has moved to the top-level with the other licenses and is now dated 2015, and running a check on kaveri_ce.bin shows that some of the content has changed.

Using hexdump -C to dump each version to a text file, then diffing those text files, shows a lot of changes, so best to use the current versions.

I'll do this with LFS ticket 3771.

For the moment, I'm inclined to just point to linux-firmware's cgit, and title the link as "linux-firmware (in the radeon directory)" - from there it is a little awkward for the first time user, no sure if any further info is needed.

Main discussion will be on LFS ticket 3771

Change History (2)

comment:1 by ken@…, 7 years ago

Owner: changed from ken@… to Bruce Dubbs

Passing to Bruce.

comment:2 by bdubbs@…, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 15854.

It still might need some tweaking, but that can be done without a ticket or a new ticket.

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