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  • #16
    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    I'm guessing you haven't built a video driver on that system before ?

    Not sure, but I think the syntax error there means you're missing the xorg-dev package (header files etc..).
    Correct. Once I installed the missing packages it built cleanly. Now to see how it works.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by nbi1 View Post
      Correct. Once I installed the missing packages it built cleanly. Now to see how it works.
      It doesn't because this Radeon driver expects X server 1.7.4 not the 1.6.5 currently being used. Argh.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bridgman View Post
        As a *minimum* you'd like to see the same behaviour as fglrx ? Geez, you don't want much

        User modesetting is fine. Do you have Option "ForceLowPowerMode" "on" and Option "DynamicPM" "on" ? If not, add them to the device section of your xorg.conf.

        Running "man radeon" will give you more info about the options.
        Now that X has been upgraded and the new driver installed I'm not seeing any improvement with these options.

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        • #19
          There is no xserver version dependency. What you need is a newer xorg macros package.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by agd5f View Post
            There is no xserver version dependency. What you need is a newer xorg macros package.
            What exactly is the name of the package you think I'm missing?

            I installed a bunch of packages per the dialogue with Bridgman and the driver corresponding to the git master built cleanly and is now installed.
            But the problems I initially reported still persist.

            Are you saying that yet another package is needed to resolve these problems?

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            • #21
              Can you pastebin your xorg log ?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by nbi1 View Post
                What exactly is the name of the package you think I'm missing?

                I installed a bunch of packages per the dialogue with Bridgman and the driver corresponding to the git master built cleanly and is now installed.
                But the problems I initially reported still persist.

                Are you saying that yet another package is needed to resolve these problems?
                Try xutils-dev ? The package names are often distro-specific unfortunately.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  Try xutils-dev ? The package names are often distro-specific unfortunately.
                  Already installed. Like I said all the missing packages were installed.

                  I don't think you'll find anything enlightening in my Xorg.log since it does not contain anything fan/temp related, but I'd be happy to pastebin if someone explains how (I don't see a html editor control for that).

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                  • #24
                    Go to http://pastebin.com (or any of the other pastebin sites; .ca, .de etc...).

                    You'll see text box on the web form.

                    Copy the xorg log from your system and paste it into the text box.

                    Hit "send" or "submit" depending on the site; you'll get back a URL.

                    Paste that URL here.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                      Go to http://pastebin.com (or any of the other pastebin sites; .ca, .de etc...).

                      You'll see text box on the web form.

                      Copy the xorg log from your system and paste it into the text box.

                      Hit "send" or "submit" depending on the site; you'll get back a URL.

                      Paste that URL here.
                      http://pastebin.com/m41056130

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                      • #26
                        The options are enabled fine:
                        (II) RADEON(0): Dynamic Power Management Enabled
                        (II) RADEON(0): Force Low Power Mode Enabled

                        The xorg macros are required to build the driver. You need a certain xorg macros package, but you can build against just about any xserver. It looks like you already sorted that out though.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by agd5f View Post
                          The options are enabled fine:
                          (II) RADEON(0): Dynamic Power Management Enabled
                          (II) RADEON(0): Force Low Power Mode Enabled

                          The xorg macros are required to build the driver. You need a certain xorg macros package, but you can build against just about any xserver. It looks like you already sorted that out though.
                          Not perfect, but definitely better behaved than with the previous Radeon driver. The crazy racing behavior of the fan is definitely gone. The 2D performance actually seems quite good. The image quality could be better, it seems faintly (barely perceptible) grainy and not as sharp as fglrx. Maybe contrast needs a boost? Overall pretty good and since I have no need for 3D I'll probably stick with it since it doesn't suffer the build fiascos of fglrx.

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