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ATI Radeon KMS Leaves Staging Area In 2.6.33

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Drago View Post
    I think it is already there!
    It isn't with RC6 yet I think, dunno about git.

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    • #17
      Nope, the firmware still isn't there.

      http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...eads/drm-linus

      You're looking for RV770_rlc.bin I think.
      Replace RV770 with whatever your GPU is.

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      • #18
        Didn't R600 IRQ support land in some of earlier RCs?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Drago View Post
          Didn't R600 IRQ support land in some of earlier RCs?
          No, the two "new" firmware files that are required (R600_rlc.bin and R700_rlc.bin) are not included in the kernel so far. They are required to start the system though, so ATM the kernel will likely appear "broken" to several users until that firmware is officially shipped, too (or until users start using google or other search engines and find the solution: download the files from the net and activate the correct setup switches before building the kernel).

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          • #20
            The kernel is not accepting any new firmware and existing firmware is slowly being moved out of the kernel. There is a Linux firmware tree where things will eventually end up, but for now you need to get it from:
            http://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/radeon_ucode/

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            • #21
              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
              KMS is still not ready in 2.6.33. It's simply too slow and full of graphical glitches (I'm on an RV770). But it's good that it's out of the staging area, as any promising driver should.
              You opened a bug for this ? What puzzle me is that i am completely unable to reproduce all reported rendering issue despite the various r6xx/r7xx i have.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by glisse View Post
                You opened a bug for this ? What puzzle me is that i am completely unable to reproduce all reported rendering issue despite the various r6xx/r7xx i have.
                KDE's Kwin window manager has some glitches, but I don't know if it's Mesa or DRM.

                Sometimes a window gets a thick Yellow or Black border around it. If you focus or unfocus the window it goes away, but it'll eventually come back on another window.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
                  KDE's Kwin window manager has some glitches, but I don't know if it's Mesa or DRM.

                  Sometimes a window gets a thick Yellow or Black border around it. If you focus or unfocus the window it goes away, but it'll eventually come back on another window.
                  Jepp, the same over here. On my rv670 I do especially get "black rectangles" where eg the currently running program is shown or the whole area for switching the current workspace or the clock just shown that black rectangle. Things somehow seem to be related to stuff like transparancy. Clicking once on the desktop tends to fix those things. And when borders around progs are shown clicking on a different prog also fixes this issue.
                  Sorry, but it is rather hard to provide you with some way to definitely be able to reproduce it. But at least here using kwin (kde 4.3.x atm) I do see those issues. Nothing that stops you from normal working, just some glitches. Those only happen with KMS active and it makes no difference if acceleration method for desktop effects is xrender or opengl. So I think the "fault" is somewhere in the KMS part, not in mesa or libdrm itself, though I am not sure at all.

                  Currently I am running 2.6.33-rc5, but I had the same observation with KMS in 2.6.32*. Using mesa, libdrm and xf86-video-radon from git-master.

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                  • #24
                    Yeah, I have the same problem.

                    It shows up on and off. In the past, it was a Mesa commit that caused it, then it was reverted and things were OK. But it's there again.

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                    • #25
                      I personally think KMS has quite a way to go on catching up with UMS in performance. As I have hacked away on both sets of code to improve performance by any means I just don't see where KMS is going to get it from or where the core bottle neck is. Minor improvements are possible however.

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                      • #26
                        Note that there are some EXA bugs in xserver 1.7 that can cause these sorts of problems.

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                        • #27
                          bug in kms radeon
                          http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15166
                          in 2.6.33-rc6 not fixed
                          kernel full freeze and system not ping from remote computer

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                          • #28
                            mesa from git and xf86-video-ati from git

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                            • #29
                              oops =(
                              kernel 2.6.33-rc6
                              system full freeze and not ping from remote computer

                              http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15166

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by glisse View Post
                                You opened a bug for this ? What puzzle me is that i am completely unable to reproduce all reported rendering issue despite the various r6xx/r7xx i have.
                                No, I thought they were known issues. Before I file a bug, are the following a known problem?

                                http://i48.tinypic.com/12479kw.png
                                http://i46.tinypic.com/20pa4yc.png

                                (Black and yellow boxes where a smooth shadow should be.)

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