Radeon again, Was: Mainline Linux-libre for Chromebook pixel 2013?

Jason Self j at jxself.org
Tue Dec 1 17:20:52 UTC 2015

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <GNUtoo at no-log.org> said:
> That real patch has been applied to Jason Self kenrels and few/no user
> complained, and most of feedbacks were positive.

Only one person has complained, saying that it made their computer start 
to lock up randomly and could only be recovered by pressing & hold down 
on the power button. I was not able to find out what was going on. 
Everyone else has said they've experienced no problems.

> However he should document how to get its benefit on Trisquel since
> that's the main user base of his kenrels, and the radeon driver is
> blacklisted there.

Trisquel automates the modification of packages taken from Ubuntu by 
running so-called Helpers [0] on said packages. The Helper for the kernel 
named Linux [1] invokes a modified version of the Linux-libre deblob 
script. (It is modified so as to catch the extra proprietary junk that 
has been added.)

Getting this into Trisquel is "just" a matter of updating the Helper in 
the appropriate way. One way would be that, once the appropriate changes 
are incorporated into Linux-libre's deblob-<kver>, those changes could 
also be pulled into Trisquel.

[0] https://devel.trisquel.info/trisquel/package-helpers/tree/belenos
[1] https://devel.trisquel.info/trisquel/package-
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