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    Phoronix: RadeonHD Driver Introduces Major Changes

    Following a period of relative inactivity in the xf86-video-radeonhd git tree over the past few weeks, this afternoon Novell's Egbert Eich had pushed forward 55 changes to this open-source R500/600 driver. The AMD Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 series are now supported and there are a number of other significant changes. The RV620/635 mode-setting support has required the most significant work since the R500 series, since all output blocks have been altered due to the introduced DisplayPort capabilities. We have already tested out this latest code and were left with a positive impression.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12005

  • #2
    cool. i was kinda worried by relative lack of activity in the radeonhd git repository.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
      cool. i was kinda worried by relative lack of activity in the radeonhd git repository.
      This is because they are doing the 3d stuff, hehe

      But I so want XV :'(

      Come on people! I have got to migrate soon!!! (talking about OS)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sundown View Post
        This is because they are doing the 3d stuff, hehe

        But I so want XV :'(

        Come on people! I have got to migrate soon!!! (talking about OS)
        But some 3D needs to be done before Xv can happen haha..so in a way, they are working on Xv. ^^

        It's nice to see changes happen though. I monitor the git rss feed and the radeonhd irc channel daily and it was getting disheartening. Haha...

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        • #5
          Yep. Next priority is adding DRI support to radeonhd, which does two things :

          - allows 3d development to be done with radeonhd rather than just with radeon
          - allows existing acceleration code, including Xv, to be ported and made functional inside radeonhd
          Last edited by bridgman; 03-13-2008, 04:40 PM.

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          • #6
            Any news about R6xx 3D documents?

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            • #7
              Just that we are working on them and that nothing has gone wrong yet

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              • #8
                thx! great!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
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                  - allows existing acceleration code, including Xv, to be ported and made functional inside radeon
                  ? Xv is functional already in radeon, up to the R500 level. Was that supposed to be "inside radeonhd"?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CrystalCowboy View Post
                    ? Xv is functional already in radeon, up to the R500 level. Was that supposed to be "inside radeonhd"?
                    That is Correct.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CrystalCowboy View Post
                      ? Xv is functional already in radeon, up to the R500 level. Was that supposed to be "inside radeonhd"?
                      D'oh !! (slaps forehead)

                      Post #5 fixed.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                        Phoronix: RadeonHD Driver Introduces Major Changes

                        ...The AMD Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 series are now supported and there are a number of other significant changes.
                        It would be great if someone could nudge the Fedora distrubutors to push this out into the Fedora 8 updates soon. I installed some HD 3470 cards the other day and am waiting for something better than vesa to run on them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CrystalCowboy View Post
                          It would be great if someone could nudge the Fedora distrubutors to push this out into the Fedora 8 updates soon. I installed some HD 3470 cards the other day and am waiting for something better than vesa to run on them.
                          You'll need to get David Airlie to do that.
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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