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  1. UMS/KMS and power saving on mobile r600 RV380) questions

    First let me say that all seems to be working as it probably should :-) , great work has been done, this post is just to clarify a few things for me to see if I have to remain on UMS or can switch to...
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    Ups, knew about the security fixes but forgot...

    Ups, knew about the security fixes but forgot that you don't get new package versions, but I am also used completely to the rolling release scheme now after almost ten years with Gentoo and Arch. :-)...
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    Doesn't Debian Lenny get updates too once in a...

    Doesn't Debian Lenny get updates too once in a while? ;)
    I have had to stay for years with fglrx until I could switch to radeon, but you might be able to switch this year, who knows? Just guessing,...
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    You should at least tell what graphic card you...

    You should at least tell what graphic card you have in your laptop. :-) Things are very different between GPU models.
    I have an X600 RV380, radeon from git, kernel-2.6.32, KMS-disabled, dual head...
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    That was a quick response, thank you. Seems that...

    That was a quick response, thank you.
    Seems that I have to wait again for a little (I hope it doesn't take too long ;) ) or try to fix the X crash without KMS.

    signorRossi.

    EDIT: Tried again...
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    Do power-saving options still work with KMS, DRI2...

    Do power-saving options still work with KMS, DRI2 and xorg 1.7? I ask because that is the current standard configuration in Arch Linux now and with it power saving options seem not be working...
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    Since you use Kubuntu look for a file named...

    Since you use Kubuntu look for a file named 'Xsetup' related to kdm ('locate Xsetup' in konsole). On Arch it is under '/usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup', you put the xrandr commands in there (don't...
  8. Help with radeon-git, X700 and dual head needed...

    I hope it is allowed to link to another forum, but some guy has these problems and couldn't find a solution yet.
    http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=70433

    If this is not o.k. notify me and...
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    'DynamicPM' only kicks in when the screen turns...

    'DynamicPM' only kicks in when the screen turns of, glock24.
    But your observation that the temperture is generally high coincides with mine without PM enabled (fortunately 'ForceLowPowerMode' works...
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    If you have a laptop you could use powertop to...

    If you have a laptop you could use powertop to check it indirectly on battery...
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    Hi again. I did some measurements on battery...

    Hi again.
    I did some measurements on battery power now. So powertop shows me 19.5W power consumption with ForceLowPowerMode enabled and 22.7 with FLPM disabled while the system idles.
    Seems it...
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    On my HP nx8220 various status values are exposed...

    On my HP nx8220 various status values are exposed via '/proc/acpi/'. So


    [val@tux ~]$ cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ2/temperature
    temperature: 37 C

    is the temperature of my GPU....
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    @Vighy There is a typo in the bugzilla link...

    @Vighy
    There is a typo in the bugzilla link posted... ;)

    @elsie
    I use it on a laptop, but mine hasn't a GPU fan. ;)
    glxgears (not a benchmark TM) gives me around 1400 fps on my X600 with...
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    I tried it on Arch Linux now (some nice guy...

    I tried it on Arch Linux now (some nice guy posted a xf86-video-ati-git package on AUR) and enabled 'ForceLowPowerMode' and it actually seems to do something on my X600 Mobility (RV380), great!...
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    X600 is an RV380 chip IIRC and therefore Pre-ATOM...

    X600 is an RV380 chip IIRC and therefore Pre-ATOM (last time I asked a developer clarified that). This is what I get from aticonfig --lsp:


    [val@tux ~]$ aticonfig --lsp

    core/mem ...
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    I am also in the crowd that is eagerly awaiting...

    I am also in the crowd that is eagerly awaiting PowerPlay support in the radeon driver for my Mobility X600 card, especially now that AMD has dropped support for that card in fglrx. :(
    Any news on...
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    What's the status of powerplay as of today? Are...

    What's the status of powerplay as of today? Are the patches still to be applied manually or have they been integrated in newer versions of the radeon driver? Is an x600 mobility supported?

    Many...
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    May I ask if you can maximize an opengl...

    May I ask if you can maximize an opengl application (glxgears is enough to check) on both monitors correctly now? I still can't and have an x600 mobility 128MB.

    Thanks, signor_rossi.
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    Thank you for your input. Just some more info...

    Thank you for your input.
    Just some more info from my side, since many things aren't that clear for me yet (my fault, not of your explanation ;)) I have disabled OpenGL overlay and enabled xv...
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    I have the problem that in BigDesktop mode with...

    I have the problem that in BigDesktop mode with my rv380 OpenGL applications cannot maximize properly on the second monitor as OpenGL seems not to be able to render anything over a certain point....
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