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    Phoronix: RadeonHD 1.0.0 Driver Released

    It was just a week ago that the RadeonHD v0.0.4 driver was released, but today it has been replaced by v1.0! RadeonHD 1.0.0 was just pushed out to the public, and while it's still lacking 3D support and isn't bug-free, it's matured quite a bit over the past two and a half months that it's been available to the public.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11503

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    Congratulations, and I am looking forward to future releases. However, I find it a bit surprising that a driver which does not even have Xv support and has seen very limited testing so far is already released as 1.0.

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    • #3
      Nice one! I have been waiting for this one! But I'm a little disappointed.. I hoped for an open source graphic driver for my laptop. Does anybody know whether RadeonHD eventually will support mobility x600?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kimble85 View Post
        Nice one! I have been waiting for this one! But I'm a little disappointed.. I hoped for an open source graphic driver for my laptop. Does anybody know whether RadeonHD eventually will support mobility x600?
        Your x600 is from the R400 series, which will NOT be supported by RadeonHD. However, the open-source Radeon (in xf86-video-ati) does support the X600 and should do so quite well with 3D acceleration and everything.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by remm View Post
          Congratulations, and I am looking forward to future releases. However, I find it a bit surprising that a driver which does not even have Xv support and has seen very limited testing so far is already released as 1.0.
          Read the text, they made it 1.0 because they think it is stable enough to get tested by a wider range of people.
          I guess, that some Novell people are already working on 3D, but they can't publish that branches yet, since the documentation has not yet been released.
          If I remember correctly, the Novell people are already working with those documents we are still waiting for, but since those are under a NDA they can't publish anything yet.
          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          Your x600 is from the R400 series, which will NOT be supported by RadeonHD. However, the open-source Radeon (in xf86-video-ati) does support the X600 and should do so quite well with 3D acceleration and everything.
          As far as I know it doesn't have support for powerplay (ok radeonhd doesn't have that either) and on a laptop unfortunately that is a big deal.

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          • #6
            i think they are jumping version numbers a bit too fast. maybe 0.1.0 would be more reasonable for now.

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            • #7
              The RV670 / Radeon HD 3800 series hasn't been officially tested, but may be supported as well.
              Doesn't seem to work here

              (--) PCI:*(1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc unknown chipset (0x9501) rev 0, Mem @ 0xd0000000/28, 0xfe7e0000/16, I/O @ 0xa000/8, BIOS @ 0xfe7c0000/17

              (...)

              (II) RADEONHD: version 1.0.0, built from non-git sources

              (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
              (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
              (EE) No devices detected.

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              • #8
                Erik_N: Did you try adding the PCI ID for the card manually?
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  RadeonHD on Arch Linux

                  Hi, I've managed to install RadeonHD version 1.0.0 on Kubuntu, but I'd also like to try it on Arch Linux. Does anyone know what packages I need to install for autogen.sh to complete successfully? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jealma View Post
                    Does anyone know what packages I need to install for autogen.sh to complete successfully? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
                    There was a Phronix article about installing radeonhd under Ubuntu, maybe that will help you out:
                    Click!

                    Edit: Stupid me, this link was also already present in the article... sorry for spamming!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jealma View Post
                      Hi, I've managed to install RadeonHD version 1.0.0 on Kubuntu, but I'd also like to try it on Arch Linux. Does anyone know what packages I need to install for autogen.sh to complete successfully? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
                      Judging from the ebuild on Gentoo Bugzilla you will need these packages (those are Gentoo names, they might be named different on your distro) and their header (normally -dev,-devel packages:
                      Code:
                      x11-proto/randrproto
                      x11-proto/renderproto
                      x11-proto/videoproto
                      x11-proto/xextproto
                      x11-base/xorg-server
                      x11-proto/xproto
                      x11-proto/fontsproto
                      Of course you will also need the stuff to compile them, that should be glibc, gcc, binutils and their headers.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Berniyh View Post
                        Judging from the ebuild on Gentoo Bugzilla you will need these packages (those are Gentoo names, they might be named different on your distro) and their header (normally -dev,-devel packages:
                        Code:
                        x11-proto/randrproto
                        x11-proto/renderproto
                        x11-proto/videoproto
                        x11-proto/xextproto
                        x11-base/xorg-server
                        x11-proto/xproto
                        x11-proto/fontsproto
                        Of course you will also need the stuff to compile them, that should be glibc, gcc, binutils and their headers.
                        Thank you very very much. On Arch, with pacman I found every single package you mentioned. Only "problem" is that I cannnot find dev or devel-versions of those packages. I will try to compile the RadeonHD driver with those packages and I'll report back.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jealma View Post
                          Thank you very very much. On Arch, with pacman I found every single package you mentioned. Only "problem" is that I cannnot find dev or devel-versions of those packages. I will try to compile the RadeonHD driver with those packages and I'll report back.
                          I don't really know about arch, but I think I remember, that they compile some stuff on their own. If you do that you get the headers automatically.
                          Extra header packages are only needed for distros that come with binary packages and don't install the headers by default. This is the case for Suse, Ubuntu, Debian etc.

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                          • #14
                            RadeonHD on Arch Linux

                            Hi. I'm running RadeonHD on Arch Linux right now. All the packages you mentioned were already installed, but autogen.sh still wouldn't run, some unknown error I didn't write down. Guess what, in AUR (Arch User Repository) I found a PKGBUILD that fetches the latest RadeonHD-sources from GIT and then compiles them. It complained about not having the package "xorg-util-macros" and asked whether I wanted to install that package. Anyway, http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.ph...phans=0&SeB=nd is the link to the PKGBUILD I used.

                            First, do "pacman -S base-devel" to install some compiling stuff. Then fetch the PKGBUILD from the above link and put it in "/var/abs/local". Use "tar zxf xf86-video-radeonhd-git.tar.gz" and then "cd xxf86-video-radeonhd-git" to enter the directory. Issue "makepkg -s" to build the package. If any other packages are missing, makepkg will report those and offer to install them. After makepkg is finished, there's another file, called "xf86-video-radeonhd-git-20071106-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz" which can be installed with "pacman -U xf86-video-radeonhd-git-20071106-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz". The only thing you then need to do is edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" and use "radeonhd" as your videodriver.

                            In short:
                            • pacman -S base-devel
                            • mkdir /var/abs/local
                            • cd /var/abs/local
                            • wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xf...nhd-git.tar.gz
                            • tar zxf xf86-video-radeonhd-git.tar.gz
                            • cd xf86-video-radeonhd-git
                            • makepkg -s
                            • pacman -U xf86-video-radeonhd-git-20071106-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz
                            • nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf (change driver to "radeonhd")

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                            • #15
                              Kudos, great work! It is really amazing how fast this driver was developed and how well it already works. I installed it under Ubuntu Gutsy using "checkinstall" to package it first, so I can properly uninstall it later. What never happened before with fglrx, suspend and hibernate are working flawlessly for me now

                              No more need for fglrx here, 2D works just fine with my X1900XT in 1600x1200@60hz. Fonts look a bit different to me, but quality is fine. Playing videos using mplayer (mplayer -vo x11 -zoom) also works nice (although it causes heavy cpu load - I don't care for now). One thing I didn't manage is to setup gstreamer to use software scaling for fullscreen play. Any idea what I have to setup as videosink in gstreamer-properties?

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