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  • #16
    Multiple display !

    Ok 3D is good...but...what about simple things like 2D acceleration available for EVERY users connected ... for now, only the first user to login has direct acceleration....

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    • #17
      I didn't even needed to restart the system after installing the package. AMD64 and radeonhd3200/3850.

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      • #18
        Is this Mesa build exclusive to Fedora or will be available for other distributions too? I'm one of those GNU/Linux users that wouldn't know what to do outside of Ubuntu,

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        • #19
          @Phoronix: Did you test Apple trailer playback?

          That would be really interesting to hear about as well.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by lordmozilla View Post
            you guys are a bit impatient.

            2.6.32 isn't even out yet and this is redhat's beta backport, can't expect miracles. But this does mean by ubuntu 10.10 there should be good support. (10.04 from what I heard will have 2.6.31 which is a shame but what can you do)

            But it's a nice preview article. There has been an howto on arch forums about how this works, but I'm currently on the openCL beta drivers which work well on 2.6.31.
            Could you maybe provide the source for that?


            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
            Ubuntu 10.04 will probably get Linux 2.6.33 or 2.6.34.
            That's exactly what I figured as well, and it wouldn't make any sense to stick with 2.6.31 for Lucid. It's not like the kernel has had major stability issues for final releases AFAIK.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by blindfrog
              Freezes here too with Radeon 4850 Can't even login ---> unusable
              This is a known bug. Boot with "pcie_aspm=off" on the kernel command line (edit /etc/grub.conf) to work around the problem.

              https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=517625

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              • #22
                Originally posted by blindfrog
                Freezes here too with Radeon 4850 Can't even login ---> unusable
                This is a known bug. Boot with "pcie_aspm=off" on the kernel command line (edit /etc/grub.conf) to work around the problem.

                For details, look at Red Hat bugzilla #517625. (I can't post the direct link yet since this is a new account. Moderator, go ahead and delete this posting once the other one goes through. Thanks!)

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                • #23
                  Some apps I'd like to see tested on this setup:

                  - Google Earth
                  - VMware Workstation with a Windows guest and DirectX support enabled
                  - Java3D demos

                  I currently don't have an ATI card but I will be interested in getting one if these apps work.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by MichaelPalin View Post
                    Is this Mesa build exclusive to Fedora or will be available for other distributions too? I'm one of those GNU/Linux users that wouldn't know what to do outside of Ubuntu,
                    Ubuntu mainline kernel-ppa: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/
                    Ubuntu xorg-edgers ppa: https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers

                    I am not commenting on these because you should only mess with them if you know what you're doing! It's not exactly hard though.

                    Using Ubuntu Karmic and xorg-edgers, I am able to run Nexuiz just fine and without visual artifacts/corruptions on my HD 4850. Compiz/KWin4 run amazingly well, too. I am really surprised about how good the Mesa R600 3D driver already runs.

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                    • #25
                      I know this article is about 3d, but how is 2d? I have a Radeon HD3200, and I watch a lot of HD videos (mostly <1080p). How would this perform on my system? I'd rather use the open source; would opengl output work well like the catalyst drivers?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by cbxbiker61 View Post
                        Using XOrg Server 1.6.4, Mesa 7.6, radeon_hd 1.8, kernel 2.6.32-rc5 on a Toshiba L305D at 1280x800 is working amazingly well for me.
                        ...
                        I build all of my programs from source, so my versions are probably not what you'd find on a standard distribution.
                        I thought the latest version of the radeonhd driver was 1.3? It doesn't matter if you compile from source, how did you end up with a 1.8? Seems like an odd typo to make, the 8 is nowhere near the 3.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by jbrown96 View Post
                          I know this article is about 3d, but how is 2d? I have a Radeon HD3200, and I watch a lot of HD videos (mostly <1080p). How would this perform on my system? I'd rather use the open source; would opengl output work well like the catalyst drivers?
                          Yes, the Apple trailers would be a good benchmark, as they come in 3 resolutions.

                          Of course the benchmark would have to be made for an action move, with lots of FPS, and a drama with close to constant FPS.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Gaius View Post
                            Ok 3D is good...but...what about simple things like 2D acceleration available for EVERY users connected ... for now, only the first user to login has direct acceleration....
                            Fedora 12 does that as well, kernel modesetting enables it.

                            Dave.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by GoremanX View Post
                              I thought the latest version of the radeonhd driver was 1.3? It doesn't matter if you compile from source, how did you end up with a 1.8? Seems like an odd typo to make, the 8 is nowhere near the 3.
                              Hehe, it wasn't a typo it was a brain-fart. 1.3.0 is the correct version.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by MichaelPalin View Post
                                Is this Mesa build exclusive to Fedora or will be available for other distributions too? I'm one of those GNU/Linux users that wouldn't know what to do outside of Ubuntu,
                                It is not that hard to get familiar with Fedora enough to try it out. The Beta Live cd or the nightly builds at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ are available for easily trying the latest stuff.

                                Otherwise wait for another six months, I am sure other distributions will catch up. Fedora doesn't hoard patches and all these changes are merged upstream which will eventually trickle in everywhere.

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