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  • #46
    Will there be a documentation release any time soon for the R300/R400 parts? I have a mobility X700 in my laptop - the fglrx driver can't (and never could, ever) suspend and wake up again successfully. The radeon driver can do it perfectly, but it has an odd bug that causes X to freeze up at random. Both seem to be terrible at power management. I have a suspicion that proper documentation would help the radeon dev team to solve the last two problems.

    Is there any concept of a "blocker" bug prior to the release of a version of fglrx? I.e. how big does a bug have to be before it means delaying a driver?

    Do any of you have nvidia cards in your PCs at home? Would you recommend them?

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    • #47
      Fusion - will you release it along with open source drivers or documentation beforehand to at least prepare the radeonHD for it?

      How are you/ will you go about the driver design/development for fusion?

      Will you rebase the fglrx's on the radeonhd base? Is it being considered for the not-too distant post 3d radeonhd future?

      Do you have clear idea of how you want the fglrx's to evolve - or is it jst bugfix - break bug - bugfix new bug?
      What ideas have you borrowed from open source drivers and what have the windows dev team borrowed from you?


      Whats your schedule for doc releases for 2008? Will this be an ongoing thing?

      Mobile GPUs - Imageon etc. - with all the eepc, mids, nanobooks heading our way are considering using these or underclocked mobile hd series chips? If so, can we see imageon documentation being released? How about documentation for gaming sys gpus?

      How do you go about marketing/evangelising the linux driver to devs/publishers? (Other then phoronix) Are you starting to see any/more interest in the driver from companies /publishers such as Valve?

      Do you see the linux gaming landscape changing drastically in the future? What is the relationship with fglrx's upstream and downstream like?

      Do you look at the performance of your drivers under the current wine? Will you be looking at it once wine 1.0 is released (apparently some time 2008)

      Will you port current/future video card demos (ruby etc) to linux?

      Has the driver train way of doing things changed at all? What apps do you use to test the fglrxs?

      Michael - will all previous questions in this thread be answered?

      Is a q&a with nvidias linux team planned? Also a radeonhd/nouveau q & a session would be nice?

      I hope it's a massive q&a session.

      If the devs are too time pressed for answering every qs, perhaps a quick and dirty "yes, no, maybe, no comment" section can be made at the very end for the rest.
      Last edited by hmmm; 12-30-2007, 06:19 AM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by werdz View Post
        Will there be a documentation release any time soon for the R300/R400 parts?
        I am interested in that too.I have a Ati Radeon Xpress Mobility X1150.I saw many laptops with this card including new ones.Because it is Mobility it is not based on r500 but on r400.This means that no open source driver has proper support for it or even supports it at all(Radeon,RadeonHD,Avivo).
        So I would like to know when can we expect the r400 specs?

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        • #49
          Will agp continue to be supported in the foreseeable future ? I've read at DriverHeaven that the last recommended Cats were the 7.7's ..Omega was modding the 7.10's to add agp support.
          Last edited by DarkFoss; 12-30-2007, 09:20 AM.
          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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          • #50
            Originally posted by mo0n_sniper View Post
            I am interested in that too.I have a Ati Radeon Xpress Mobility X1150.I saw many laptops with this card including new ones.Because it is Mobility it is not based on r500 but on r400.This means that no open source driver has proper support for it or even supports it at all(Radeon,RadeonHD,Avivo).
            So I would like to know when can we expect the r400 specs?
            i don't know if it's feasible what i've suggested in the x200m status thread in the opensource ati forum, ie. provide some nda documentation about the igps to devs who needs it so that they could do some adjustments for these boards, specially with regarding of powerplay-standby-suspend and with info for fixing the casual xorg crashes, but it would be nice for these boards' owners to see some of these feature working acceptable in the near future. for example on my board, suspend to ram works, but the second time i try to do it the pc doesn't suspend anymore. the suspend to disk has the same issue, and sometimes it even doesn't restart well. from what i've read around here this issues are present in all igps and if there would be a way to fix them in a quite rapid way (fglrx of via a nda in the opensource driver) it would be great.
            delivering info for only the igps would be troublesome since there are different types of series (i don't know how much they're different from the non-igp boards and how much proprietary stuff have included inside). for me fglrx is usable and quite stable but still has some issues that aren't good enough (performance is very low and power management is not as i'd like).


            so my question is: will these boards' user receive a good driver (power management and performant 2d and 3d) in the near future (about a quarter of an year)?

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            • #51
              Will there ever come support for XV video and Textured Video for IGP cards by FGLRX???

              All of us that use the RS690 chipset cannot playback video (if not at all) not with good quality.

              I can only watch DVD Video fullscreen with Xine(only Xine works) and openGL driver but sometimes Xine crashes too...

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              • #52
                i got "error: vcdk missing installation aborted"

                i'm running a x2600xt on a msi 790X mobo and i installed the RadeonHD driver, or at least i thought i did, i still can't up the resolution and the display manager says its still running vesa.

                i treid to install the linux drivers from amd/ati site, 8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run and i get the error message of vcdk missing installation aborted.

                I'm using 7.10 (gutsy gibon?)

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by eregular13 View Post
                  i'm running a x2600xt on a msi 790X mobo and i installed the RadeonHD driver, or at least i thought i did, i still can't up the resolution and the display manager says its still running vesa.

                  i treid to install the linux drivers from amd/ati site, 8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run and i get the error message of vcdk missing installation aborted.

                  I'm using 7.10 (gutsy gibon?)
                  eregular, please create a new thread for your problem. This thread is just asking about ATI/AMD general questions and not seeking technical support.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #54
                    sry and done

                    PEACE homies

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                    • #55
                      I wonder how the answers to the questions so far will go, and i am interested in various media questions..

                      1) when will WideScreen support for 1680x1050, 1900x1200, and etc, appear in the amdccle and on the xrandr for the fglrx driver?

                      2) When will the information about accessing the gpu fan and temperatures appear?

                      3) when will fglrx have GLX fixed for multiple monitors be fixed( broken since 8.41.x, and usable in 8.40 )

                      4) when will the driver completely support all posible options of aiglx, namely the errors that appear when it is enabled.

                      5) when will alpha blending appear as implemented in linuxmce.

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                      • #56
                        when will I be able to run two monitors in dual-head mode (--dtop=horizontal switch) that:

                        a) have working GLX on either monitor (both would be nice, but I could live with one), and

                        b) doesn't fill my Xorg.0.log with a billion errors of:
                        Code:
                        (EE) fglrx(1): [DRI] Unlocking inconsistency:
                                Context 136430108 trying to unlock lock held by context 2
                        (EE) fglrx(1): [DRI] Locking deadlock.
                                Already locked with context 136430108,
                                trying to lock with context 2.
                        And more to the point, do you even know about this problem? I've posted bug reports and sent support mails, but they both seem to be getting ignored...

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                        • #57
                          When will fglrx provide video capture/input support for your All-in-Wonder and VIVO cards?

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                          • #58
                            1) When will AMD stop falsly claiming they support Linux with the ATI drivers?

                            2) Will the drivers ever be as good as those for OSX or Windows?

                            3) When will AMD start the refund program to get my money back for thier faulty products?

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                            • #59
                              Will Crossfire support be implemented this year ?
                              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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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by DarkFoss View Post
                                Will Crossfire support be implemented this year ?
                                maybe it's better to have a fully working accelerated driver before doing that. it wouldn't be very useful to have 2 boards connected if the single one wouldn't be able to work perfectly.... and it wouldn't also be so easy to implement.

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