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  • UbuntuStudio Hardy w/ Radeon Mobility x1600(M56P) : Success!

    So I went the the guide for installing the RadeonHD driver and have had success. GLXGears runs around 1500fps. My 2d windows and such are snappy. I also just watched some video that was smooth.
    I listed to some music with a 3d visualization that slowed my mouse response quite a bit. Also, one of the times I ran GLXGears and moved its window my computer froze hard, I had to hard reset it, but it hasn't happened since. My Xorg log still says something about my chipset not being identified, but glxinfo seems happy and I have DRI. My xorg.log is here for reference. Let me know if you would like me to test anything. FYI: I am running UbuntuStudio so its a Real Time kernel, EXA accel and DRI enabled.

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    • Obviously in his ego-fueled rage, gordboy failed to see the warning on the Xorg-edgers page, which clearly states:
      the "xorg-edgers" repository might have all kind of updated libraries and stuff, and drivers built here might not work other places.
      I'm not sure how or why anyone would assume that the edgers packages are in any way recommended for use for anything other than graphics hardware and/or driver testing and development. It blows my mind that this guy would take issue with a small packaging difference in a set of packages that is specifically indicated as a "dirty" testing area. Pathetic display of ego, actually.

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      • Please don't ruin this thread with personal attacks.

        Anyway, doing on-the-edge testing with a year old distribution does not make sense, so this thread should die anyway. Maybe somebody can unstickify it?

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        • Originally posted by tormod View Post
          Anyway, doing on-the-edge testing with a year old distribution does not make sense, so this thread should die anyway. Maybe somebody can unstickify it?
          Excellent suggestion.

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          • Porter, I was actually objecting to Tormod's catalog of lies relating to his attempt to package the drivers etc. He made some fundamental mistakes in packaging and then tried to deny and obfuscate his way out of his self-inflicted predicament.

            The drivers themselves actually work fine, but the packaging was, well ..... shoddy.

            Interesting that you should choose to comment on a thread that is well past its Sell By date. And very interesting that you should choose to go on the attack. But if it satisfies your ego-fuelled desires, by all means continue ...

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            • The instructions do not work for DRM


              drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
              drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
              drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)

              What do I do next?

              TIA
              Regards

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              • Are you actually using 8.04 Ubuntu ? If not you'll probably want different instructions.

                Which GPU/distro/driver are you using ?

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                • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  Are you actually using 8.04 Ubuntu ? If not you'll probably want different instructions.

                  Which GPU/distro/driver are you using ?
                  Bridgman

                  Yes

                  lsb_release -rd
                  Description: Ubuntu 8.04.2
                  Release: 8.04

                  2.6.24-24-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 15 15:11:35 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

                  My Xorg.conf is setup correct AFAIK
                  installed xorg-video-ati 6.12.1 deb and followed the drm instructions in steps 2 n 3.

                  Don't plan to upgrade to 8.10 in the next 3 months atleast ...

                  Let me know if you want the output of any cmds to debug?

                  TIA
                  Regards

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                  • ooh sorry - mobo is 780G with HD3200.

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                    • Originally posted by Ragool View Post
                      ooh sorry - mobo is 780G with HD3200.
                      You know that there is no free 3d acceleration for your chip yet? If you want 2d accel (exa) you need a new drm module, but shadowfb should be fast enough...

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                      • Right. Here are instructions for building a drm which will give you EXA and Xv acceleration. 3D acceleration is in development but not ready for use yet.

                        http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonhd%3Ar6xx_r7xx_branch

                        The instructions cover both radeon and radeonhd, since we're only talking about the drm (kernel) module.
                        Last edited by bridgman; 05-10-2009, 10:54 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
                          You know that there is no free 3d acceleration for your chip yet? If you want 2d accel (exa) you need a new drm module, but shadowfb should be fast enough...
                          Yes. I only want XVideo and acceleration for HD playback. 720p nd 1080p vids are jerky in full screen mode with 70% cpu on a 2.1ghz dual core. I would like to see it drop to 50% or below with smooth playback in full screen. I think drm is needed to gets bits of 2d accel working - or is it not?

                          TIA
                          Regards

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                          • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                            Right. Here are instructions for building a drm which will give you EXA and Xv acceleration. 3D acceleration is in development but not ready for use yet.

                            http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonhd%3Ar6xx_r7xx_branch

                            The instructions cover both radeon and radeonhd, since we're only talking about the drm (kernel) module.
                            Thanks will try it out and update.

                            Cheers

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                            • works now!
                              drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
                              drmOpenDevice: open result is 7, (OK)

                              720p runs full screen with 50%/40% per cpu core, 1080p runs at 99%/50% per core!!

                              fglrx used to run 1080p @60%/45% per core. This is also what AMD/ATI promised with the chipset without phenom+1066 RAM. Clearly the XVideo accel needs working on.

                              cpu is BE-2350 2.1 ghz with Dell 2408wfp @1920x1200.

                              But atleast its mostly working (except audio which appears to be a ffmpeg issue)

                              Thanks for your assistance. Please update when XVideo improvements need to be tested. I will be happy to test and report.

                              Regards

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                              • PS: Is lack of hardware accel the cause of 99% cpu on 1080p?

                                (EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of r300_dri.so failed
                                (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering

                                wonder why the s/w is looking into r300 chipset on RS780 ?

                                Regards

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