[coreboot] AMD doesn't get it either in some ways (the bastards!!!)

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Sat Apr 5 03:21:07 CEST 2014

On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 12:38:07PM -0500, mrnuke wrote:
> On Friday, April 04, 2014 10:00:41 AM ron minnich wrote:
> > I have this nice board, with a nice AMD cpu, and I get no graphics.
> > Why? Because AMD won't release the VGA blob. So the board is headless.
> > 
> Are you talking about a board which originally came with IBV firmware? In that 
> case, you may be able to extract the blob from linux while running on said 
> firmware.
> > Another addition to the blob matrix. sigh.
> > 
> How can you add a blob that you don't have? And what CPU is that? Do you think 
> we can get native VGA init running? (fork thread if you answer this second 
> question)

If only we at the RadeonHD project had had our way...

We were only a few hundred lines of C away from full hw init with our 
modesetting code. Basically, the board specific bits were not done by 
us, but that was reasonably limited, and i was hoping that someone would 
find the time and would port the first IGP or even discrete card, and 
open the floodgates...

But that of course never happened.

AMD lost further control of ATI and Redhat saw it necessary to join 
forces with ATI. The enemy of my enemy and such. And RadeonHD was 
declared to be the code from the MS devil, amongst many other baseless 

Now we get to keep both pieces, thank you redhat.

Luc Verhaegen.

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