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    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.31 Kernel Released, With ATI KMS Glory

    It's arriving a few days later than anticipated, but the Linux 2.6.31 kernel has now been released. The Linux 2.6.31 kernel brings ATI Radeon kernel mode-setting support up through the R500 series (the R600/700 KMS and 3D support is coming with Linux 2.6.32), many other graphics / DRM improvements (including Intel DisplayPort and Clarkdale / Arrandale support), a performance counters infrastructure, USB 3.0 support, and many more changes. The Linus Torvalds release announcement for the Linux 2.6.31 kernel can be read on the Linux kernel mailing list while a more exhaustive list of changes can be found at KernelNewbies.org...

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

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    At least the intel onboard drm bug was fixed before release, without kms even a vt switch crashed the system. Errors like that should be really fixed much faster - even when they are not triggered when you use kms (only with suspend it seems).

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    • #3
      And almost 4 years to the day, we finally have x-fi support. Time for Creative to release a new apu to start the cycle all over again.

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      • #4
        the R600/700 KMS and 3D support is coming with Linux 2.6.32
        Isn't 3D support going into mainline and KMS going into staging, or did I misread that whole bit of news?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
          And almost 4 years to the day, we finally have x-fi support. Time for Creative to release a new apu to start the cycle all over again.
          The solution is easy, don't buy x-fi cards.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Apopas View Post
            The solution is easy, don't buy x-fi cards.
            Well I had to use that gift certificate on something, figured I'd see what all the hulaballoo was about. Upon evaluation of said X-Fi, the Auzentech X-Meridian promptly went back in.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ex-Cyber View Post
              Isn't 3D support going into mainline and KMS going into staging, or did I misread that whole bit of news?
              Yep, I think that's the plan. KMS for 6xx/7xx is quite new.
              Last edited by bridgman; 09-10-2009, 12:51 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                Yep, I think that's the plan. KMS for 6xx/7xx is quite new.
                Is that true for R1xx-R5xx KMS as well, or is it leaving staging?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                  Is that true for R1xx-R5xx KMS as well, or is it leaving staging?
                  From Kernel Newbies

                  1.4. ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Setting support

                  This version adds Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) support for ATI Radeon. Hardware supported is R1XX,R2XX,R3XX,R4XX,R5XX (radeon up to X1950). Works is underway to provide support for R6XX, R7XX and newer hardware (radeon from HD2XXX to HD4XXX).
                  Although, I am not sure if it is running by default, because I don't see any mention of "KMS" in the xorg logs.
                  Last edited by sundown; 09-10-2009, 07:58 AM.

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                  • #10
                    for the impatient people awaiting r600/r700 kms : you can try http://git.zen-sources.org/?p=zen.git;a=summary

                    this kernel has lots of goodies over the mainline, including current drm-next branch integrated.

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