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    Phoronix: ATI R600 DRI 3D Work Gets Closer

    Yesterday we shared about the experimental DRI2 work for the Radeon driver and today we have another open-source ATI accomplishment worth sharing: the R600/770 DRI support is nearing a working state. Matthias Hopf, one of the Novell developers working on the xf86-video-radeonhd driver, has stated that the Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI) support needed for 3D acceleration with the R600/700 series is getting closer. In Matthias Hopf's blog post he has stated that they are getting close and there's just very few registers they now don't understand...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg0Mw

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    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSStrike!

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    • #3
      Oh god, I hope so. Feels like I've been waiting forever for this. At least the Catalyst drivers aren't locking up my machine anymore but they're still a bit glitchy.

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      • #4
        mhh but more important than 3D, for mobility is power management!

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        • #5
          Excellent news - thanks to all involved!

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          • #6
            Is Novell making these drivers now without any documentation from AMD?

            It was my understanding, that AMD had provided Red Hat till R600/R700 documentation under a NDA until the legal issues were resolved.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              Is Novell making these drivers now without any documentation from AMD?

              It was my understanding, that AMD had provided Red Hat till R600/R700 documentation under a NDA until the legal issues were resolved.
              Check out this post by Bridgman

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              • #8
                Originally posted by panda84 View Post
                Check out this post by Bridgman
                It is a VERY interesting post, but I am still confused...

                The article today, or the blog post, sounds like it is Novell that done progress, and is sort of really to release their work?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Louise View Post
                  It is a VERY interesting post, but I am still confused...

                  The article today, or the blog post, sounds like it is Novell that done progress, and is sort of really to release their work?
                  We (AMD) work directly with Novell and Redhat on driver stuff. In the case of r6xx/r7xx 3D, most of the work thus far has been done by Matthias and I working in collaboration.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by agd5f View Post
                    We (AMD) work directly with Novell and Redhat on driver stuff. In the case of r6xx/r7xx 3D, most of the work thus far has been done by Matthias and I working in collaboration.
                    I see... That makes sense then, that it is a Novell guy that brings the good news =)

                    Btw. Do AMD developers use Compiz? =)

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                    • #11
                      This such a "Hey, feed the dogs" kind of article.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cruiseoveride View Post
                        This such a "Hey, feed the dogs" kind of article.
                        And where is the Problem ? This is better a nothing.

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                        • #13
                          Does the M66 FireGL chip count as R6xx?

                          My laptop has a FireGL V5250, which is apparently an M66. So does anyone know which "R" chip would be its closest member in the Radeon family, please? To be honest, I know very little about what the M66 is supposed to be able to do...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chrisr View Post
                            My laptop has a FireGL V5250, which is apparently an M66. So does anyone know which "R" chip would be its closest member in the Radeon family, please? To be honest, I know very little about what the M66 is supposed to be able to do...
                            Maybe an X1700 (r500) ?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chrisr View Post
                              My laptop has a FireGL V5250, which is apparently an M66. So does anyone know which "R" chip would be its closest member in the Radeon family, please? To be honest, I know very little about what the M66 is supposed to be able to do...
                              That's an r5xx chip and it's already fully supported (2D, 3D, Xv).

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