ech0s7: but for r620 radeon driver supports power managment ?
wirry: hi, i just switched to gentoo and trying to get x working with radeon hd and an x1600m graphiccard and my xorg-log shows following error: (EE) RADEONHD(0): rhdAtomGetDDCIndex: GPIO_DDC Index 6 exceeds maximum 5
yangman: hm. real-time engine clock switching seems to work for rv770, but my m54 is behaving differently
axx: hi everyone
axx: I have a silly question… I'm trying to compile radeonhd from source
axx: in order to get DRI support
axx: I get the following: Makefile:149: *** Cannot find a kernel config file. Stop.
axx: I've obtained the sources to my kernel and unpacked them
yangman: you need to configure your kernel before you can compile it
axx: I can't see a .config file in the sources
yangman: make menuconfig
axx: hmm I'm running a stock kernel on debian lenny
axx: that means I get to recompile my kernel? fun :)
axx: ok so that's just it… great thanks
yangman: if you want DRI for r6xx/r7xx, you need 2.6.30rc* kernel
axx: do I need to worry that readlink /lib/modules/`uname -r`/source returns nothing?
axx: that's precisely what I want, thanks :)
yangman: I suggest you find a pre-compiled rc kernel if those exist for Debian
axx: it's not so mind that I mind compiling the kernel, it's the maintenance that's a bit of a bore afterwards
axx: I'm waaaay behind in terms of kernel anyway, I'm running 2.6.26-1-amd64
yangman: well, it's quite a bit of work to get a kernel configured with all the right options, and it sounds like this will be your first time
axx: actually I got a gentoo install running a few months back
axx: so I compiled the kernel a bit, played around with the options, feeled geekier than average… the usual
axx: feeled? ouch… fellt
yangman: it certainly gets easier the more you do it
axx: yeah I trust it does
axx: so I need 2.6.30rc sources, make menuconfig, and then I can get back to getting DRI… correct?
yangman: you need the radeon module from kernel
axx: yeah, I was following the usual guide: http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonhd%3Ar6xx_r7xx_branch
axx: well, I don't really see how to get 2.6.30rc sources for Lenny easily
axx: looks fun
axx: well thanks for the help yangman!