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  • ATI R600/700 3D Support In Fedora 12

    Phoronix: ATI R600/700 3D Support In Fedora 12

    Fedora 12 provides "out of the box" support for kernel mode-setting with ATI R600/700 series graphics hardware, but it does not provide 3D acceleration by default. However, Red Hat's X developers have made it very easy to enable this 3D support for the ATI Radeon HD 2000, 3000, and 4000 series hardware by just installing a special Mesa package from yum. In this article we are taking a quick look at where the R600/700 3D support is at in Fedora 12.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14298

  • #2
    Excellent. Also, Catalyst 9.10 finally works on Fedora 11.

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    • #3
      Doesnt work well for me .

      Made a fresh install of the 64bit beta updated it and installed the experimental package for my 2900pro.

      Now it mostly hard locked in gdm or sometimes gives me about 10min before X frezes

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      • #4
        The open source radeon driver does not correctly display on Mitsubishi's new line of DLPs. It is horribly overscanned. The TV allows "1080p reduce" but then it's horribly underscanned. On Windows or with the proprietary drivers the image is slightly underscanned (without the 1080p reduce). The Catalyst Control Center then allows correcting for underscan. I have not been able to find any overscan/underscan correction for radeonhd.

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        • #5
          So... does it means that it will support ati 5800 series?? Im very interested on this... beacause the open source drivers are faster than fglx in 2d acceleration. 3d acceleration doesnt care me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by salva84 View Post
            So... does it means that it will support ati 5800 series?? Im very interested on this... beacause the open source drivers are faster than fglx in 2d acceleration. 3d acceleration doesnt care me.
            Radeon HD 5800 series is R800 / Evergreen series...
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Built-in Radeon 3100 RS780 working great!

              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.

              IoQuake3, OpenArena, WorldOfPadman, Nexuiz, Tremulous, BZFlag, SuperTuxKart are all working with no unusual artifacting. Frame rates are approximately 60 for IOQ3, OA and WOP.

              Alien Arena works, but frame rates are pretty low, which is not unexpected for Alien Arena.

              I build all of my programs from source, so my versions are probably not what you'd find on a standard distribution.

              About the only thing that I'm hoping for is OpenGL 2.X and 3.X support.

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              • #8
                I forgot to mention Urban Terror is working just fine for me also. Text displays just fine. I'm running it as a mod from my IoQuake build.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by salva84 View Post
                  So... does it means that it will support ati 5800 series?? Im very interested on this... beacause the open source drivers are faster than fglx in 2d acceleration. 3d acceleration doesnt care me.
                  Sure, you just need to wait for support to be added. R800 is very similar to R600/700. This won't be anywhere near as long as the wait for R600 was.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by etymxris View Post
                    The open source radeon driver does not correctly display on Mitsubishi's new line of DLPs. It is horribly overscanned. The TV allows "1080p reduce" but then it's horribly underscanned. On Windows or with the proprietary drivers the image is slightly underscanned (without the 1080p reduce). The Catalyst Control Center then allows correcting for underscan. I have not been able to find any overscan/underscan correction for radeonhd.
                    Typical with DLP's. Might be time to upgrade to LCD.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                      Typical with DLP's. Might be time to upgrade to LCD.
                      I got the DLP because it is 73" (80" is available too). It'll be a while before LCD, LED, or plasma can hit that size at decent prices.

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                      • #12
                        I have to say I will be looking forward to the benchmarks when .32 is released properly, I recon the advances in 33 will be a big step up..........

                        Imagine Ati accelatration out of the box for all distro...... reason why I brough an ATI card to show apprication (bargin as well )

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                        • #13
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            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)
                            Ubuntu 10.04 will probably get Linux 2.6.33 or 2.6.34.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                              Ubuntu 10.04 will probably get Linux 2.6.33 or 2.6.34.
                              my bad seems you're correct.

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