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  • #31
    One for the ati devs: with OpenGL 3.0 currently being formed, are the devs starting to look at that, or is it a case of "wait until the specs are out"?
    And a completely random question: what do you usually have for lunch?

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    • #32
      It may be wishful thinking, but it could be possible that the devs (I can't imagine there is only one developer working on fglrx) are working on something bigger like adding “real” FireGL support which probably isn't done in a month.

      This month they released just a driver with the small fixes they could do besides the big stuff to satisfy their “a driver a month” release cycle.

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      • #33
        Questions:

        1) Are you aware of the artifacts in many programs (ivview, as of 8.42 now glxgears, fgl_glxgears) with R300 cards and are there any plans to fix this bug? This was originally only a bug with FSAA in 8.28, but with every revision it seems to get worse.


        2) When do you think the R300 3D specs will be released to the DRI project?

        I agree with a lot of the sentiment that the release quality seems to be going downhill.

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        • #34
          Question:

          Dear dev(s), will you ever answer to any question posted here? Or at least have Mr. "Deep Throat" speak to us unworthy morons?

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          • #35
            Is it possible to have a complete list of aticonfig options..so far with the new drivers several are depreciated.
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "NoTV" is not used
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "FSAAEnable" is not used
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "FSAAScale" is not used
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "DMAMode" is not used
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "DynamicClocks" is not used

            Thats all I've found from my old xorg files so far.
            *edit 2 more
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "EnablePageFlip" is not used
            (WW) fglrx(0): Option "ColorTiling" is not used
            Last edited by DarkFoss; 11-27-2007, 07:51 PM.
            Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
            Ben Franklin 1755

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            • #36
              Originally posted by DarkFoss View Post
              Is it possible to have a complete list of aticonfig options..so far with the new drivers several are depreciated. ...
              Personally I prefer to have as little fglrx options set as possible, as for me it seems to work best with most left with their default values.

              But perhaps more important: I found that the "old" way setting options via hacking the xorg.conf does not always work. Most (all?) of the driver options are (must be?) also mirrored in /etc/ati/amdpcsdb to take proper effect. This is what aticonfig does automatically, so I stick with the options provided there (see "aticonfig --help").

              Currently these are (8.42.3 / X1400 with XOrg 7.2 on Gentoo):

              Code:
              aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv --tls=1 --max-gart-size=256
              This corresponds to the xorg.conf options "VideoOverlay", "OpenGLOverlay", "UseFastTLS" and "MaxGARTSize" being set. And thats all. Additionally I commented out my whole "Module"-Section, as the XOrg defaults work fine for me here, too.

              The only non-standard option is "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" set to "on" in my "Screen"-Section (IMHO this option does not apply to the "Device"-Section as stated elsewhere, see "man xorg.conf"). On my HW this prevents the infamous artifacts around the cursor and in the lower right corner from appearing.
              Last edited by Snake; 11-28-2007, 03:19 AM.

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              • #37
                My only question is:

                Why must you torture us linux guys month after month?

                Thank you in advance.

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                • #38
                  What about ARB_texture_non_power_of_two? glxinfo says that we've got OpenGL 2.1 (on 8.43 or 7.11), but NPOT textures are part of GL2.0...

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                  • #39
                    Intervieew with AMD's Bridgman from Beyond3d:

                    http://www.beyond3d.com/content/interviews/43/

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by hmmm View Post
                      Intervieew with AMD's Bridgman from Beyond3d:

                      http://www.beyond3d.com/content/interviews/43/
                      Great interview, thanks for the link!

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                      • #41
                        Bump, since it looks like there will be a Q&A in January...
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #42
                          One of the questions I have for the devs would be how long have you been doing Linux driver development?

                          Do you know of the very useful Linux based debugging tools available such as Valgrind and Oprofile that can help you find most of the performance, memory loss, memory corruption, and wild pointer problems within the OpenGL and other code cores for Linux and indirectly for Windows?

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                          • #43
                            How has the workplace changed since amd took over? (that's a very broad question I know...things like is there better communication between management & devs, do you have more resources at your disposal, etc)
                            What's your favourite linux distro / which one do you use at home? at work?
                            Are there feature deadlines? Or is it just "when it's done"?
                            Which tools do you use? e.g eclipse, or just use emacs/vim/pico and command line?
                            Is there any sort of push to 64bit, or does it sit primarily with 32bit? Or does the new code base allow equal doses of each?
                            and I put this in the last post I made in this thread, but still:
                            what do you have for lunch?

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                            • #44
                              Do you intend to support other archs in future?
                              Currently only x86/x64 is supported; however there are lots
                              of other archs with pci/pci-e and working linux support
                              (ppc, mips, sparc, alpha, i even think there are arm's and SH's planned with
                              pcie)

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                                all i care about is : (not really to the devs)
                                > when can we expect the rest of the docs?
                                I second that. I would love to see a almost complete radeonhd driver on summer 2008.

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