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    Phoronix: Open-Source AMD Fusion Driver For Ontario Released

    While we are still waiting on open-source support for the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series of graphics cards that were released last month, today AMD is releasing their initial open-source support for their Ontario hardware. AMD's Ontario is their low-powered Fusion processor designed for use in netbooks and other such devices. This dual-core chip with integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics is only starting to ship now, but the open-source support for this first AMD Fusion chip is now available to Linux users, complete with 3D support.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15484

  • #2
    Nice!

    Off-topic: no offence but that pic grossed me out >.<

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
      Off-topic: no offence but that pic grossed me out >.<
      As far as beer covered lederhosens go, blame some crazy person from Denmark that spilled an entire Maß of Augustiner everywhere.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        a driver for not released hardware ?? ? ?

        were can i buy an amd fusion system ? ?

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        • #5
          fuck. i was getting exited that my dumbass provincial government created some retardedly useful law that required the open sourceability of amd drivers. But naturally they are more interested in important shit, like spending my money.

          misleading article title for poor L33F3R. he calls foul ball.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
            fuck. i was getting exited that my dumbass provincial government created some retardedly useful law that required the open sourceability of amd drivers. But naturally they are more interested in important shit, like spending my money.
            Hahahah!!!

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            • #7
              This is good news as I'm planning on getting a netbook sometime in the relatively near future. Hopefully this will make it into MeeGo 1.2 as I'd like to give that a whirl if I do indeed wind up getting a netbook and it's a netbook running a Fusion chip.

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              • #8
                Impressive

                @Bridgman & @agd5f & @airlied & @marek & @others:

                I must say I'm impressed with what has been achieved and this latest release shows that a lot has been learned and achieved.

                Obviously things can always be better but considering the complexities and the feeling that things are gaining speed now that many parts of the infrastructure work are maturing, the future is looking bright indeed!

                Great work!

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                • #9
                  Amazing. Looks like AMD has done what they've set out to do... take the bloody mess left by ATI, fix it, catch up after several YEARS of neglect, and have fusion support available on release day!

                  Seems that somebody knows a thing or two about time management and planning.


                  Now I just hope that UVD is one of those things that gets worked on soon. AMD participating in MEEGO kind of needs this.

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                  • #10
                    Five finger shoes FTW !

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      As far as beer covered lederhosens go, blame some crazy person from Denmark that spilled an entire Maß of Augustiner everywhere.
                      The guys over at LGP had the same problem last month... (this was the last time I swear)

                      Now back on topic: Even if there will only be full open-source support in distros by March, that will still be better than the past GPUs from AMD. These are good news indeed

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Michael View Post
                        As far as beer covered lederhosens go, blame some crazy person from Denmark that spilled an entire Maß of Augustiner everywhere.
                        But still you took a picture to remember the fun you had

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                        • #13
                          By the way, this AMD open source approach makes a lot of sense from a business perspective also. Since better open source support means better android support is AMD moving into this market?

                          And please correct me if im wrong

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by crispy View Post
                            By the way, this AMD open source approach makes a lot of sense from a business perspective also. Since better open source support means better android support is AMD moving into this market?

                            And please correct me if im wrong
                            AMD (or was it ATI) used to build embedded hardware but it sold off that department a few years ago. So rather doubtful.

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                            • #15
                              AMD did, and what you find related to those AMD assets that they sold off to qualcomm, are the "adreno" parts associated with snapdragon SoC's.

                              Now here's the crazy thing that I'm seeing....
                              The UVD parts that AMD continues to use are evolved from the ATI-AMD Xilleon, which was sold/shared to.... BROADCOM, and no doubt is the basis of the 97001x video decoders, FOR WHICH THERE ARE OPEN SOURCE DRIVERS.

                              So Xilleon is the basis of BOTH UVD as well as CRYSTALHD.
                              Just how much of crystalhd is applicable to uvd?

                              It would be real nice to see open source drivers working the UVD.

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