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  • AMD's Hawaii Open-Source Support Still Remains Broken

    Phoronix: AMD's Hawaii Open-Source Support Still Remains Broken

    More than one week after writing about the broken AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" open-source support, the non-Catalyst code still appears broken within the latest code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5MzE

  • #2
    Even nouveau devs doing reing faster Last month has been issues with firmwares, maybe again firmwares are culprit... but who knows that .

    At least card is supported by fglrx, so users are not leaved with nothing .

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    • #3
      AMD needs to step it up a bit with the support of new/hi-end cards.

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      • #4
        Surely the problem is not as simple as lack of hardware to test. Even if they had lack of hardware, they could ask for volunteers to give them remote access or simply post logs and try out patches (even better if they compile packages for the tester's distro so the tester doesn't have to learn how to compile their software).

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        • #5
          We do have access to the hardware. The problem is nobody knows why it doesn't work.

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          • #6
            Yes, of course internal developers have access to the hardware they're developing for.
            This is a shame, I'm still waiting to be able to use the foss driver for my new 290. It's such a nice desktop experience compared to catalyst.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by marek View Post
              We do have access to the hardware. The problem is nobody knows why it doesn't work.
              This made me LOL a bit.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by marek View Post
                We do have access to the hardware. The problem is nobody knows why it doesn't work.
                This should be a sig! Pure gold!

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                • #9
                  Oh the number of inventors who've said that...

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                  • #10
                    We have access to the hardware, the problem is hawaii support is not a priority at the moment. We don't have any business cases right now where accelerated open source hawaii is a priority.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by agd5f View Post
                      We have access to the hardware, the problem is hawaii support is not a priority at the moment. We don't have any business cases right now where accelerated open source hawaii is a priority.
                      I'm your business case...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
                        I'm your business case...
                        You are not an AMD customer. The AIB vendors and large PC OEMs are.

                        Until one of the Tier 1 hardware review websites calls AMD out on it, or customers start returning HAWAII hardware in numbers, citing lack of open source support, I think it will remain not a priority.

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                        • #13
                          So do not buy Hawaii cards if you want only opensource support right now, better wait until there is something and also because it will be cheaper .
                          Last edited by dungeon; 05-19-2014, 01:36 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                            So do not buy Hawaii cards if you want only opensource support right now, better wait until there is something and also because it will be cheaper .
                            Classical hen and egg problem: Don't buy Hawaii, support is bad -- support is bad because no one buys Hawaii.

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                            • #15
                              Buy it or not that is yours of course, but most of us can just pray it will work someday .

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