In this case, not working means a blank or messed-up looking screen when X.org starts during DVD boot. I get the same with Ubuntu 9.04 or YDL 6.1, though I know that the YDL site states explicitly that Radeon X800 is not yet supported.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
Now that Fedora 12 is about 17 days away, I'll be burning it then and hoping for the best. If that fails, I'll have to make sure there's a bug report for it. No time to try for a beta release now on my rather poor DSL.
Thanks for the replies thus far. I'm not sure yet whether Fedora is not working on this system because of the X800 GPU or the fact that the card is a flashed PC model, either. Do ye think that would make a difference? It can be quirky in Mac OS X, having minor graphics glitches that will disappear with the installation of ATI's own driver release meant for Tiger.
Gallium3D have something to do with this?
This is all with the "classic" mesa HW driver model so far, ie not Gallium3D.
Sound problem - workaround found
FYI, I have managed to work around my sound problem by replacing the S/PDIF cable connecting my CD-RW drive to my Audigy2 with an analogue one instead. Whether this means that my S/PDIF cable is bad (somehow), the S/PDIF connector on my Audigy2 is bad, or ALSA's snd-emu10k1 driver has an issue with S/PDIF and Fedora 11/Pulseaudio, I do not know...
Originally Posted by AdamW
You mean that you have a wire running directly between the cd and the soundcard? Pull it out entirely -- it is redundant. That wire was useful back when the average CPU was a 386 and disk access was PIO (programmed I/O), it was used to allow the audio to bypass the CPU. This is no longer needed. First, the CPU is so much more powerful now that the impact of audio data would be negligible, second, we no longer use the old PIO mode disk access (now DMA), so it wouldn't hit the CPU anywhere near as hard either way (i.e., it would only hit the CPU if you are doing transformations on the audio stream).
And either way, when playing an audio CD, those circuits in the drive won't even be activated, so nothing is running on those wires anyways.
See the following:
I suspect that the issue you were having is a driver fault -- probably activated when there is something detected connected to that connector.
Originally Posted by chrisr
r600 hanging issues addressed (probably)
if anyone's following this bug who tried F12 Beta on an r600 card but was having hanging issues - which AREN'T related to oddball soundcard problems =) - please keep an eye on this bug report:
we're fairly sure we got the bug fixed in a recent kernel build, which you can get here:
all early tests are positive. If you don't have / want to have an F12 installation, there's an x86-64 live image which includes the fixed kernel here:
Please can someone post an alternate link to this image? Thanks
Originally Posted by AdamW
can someone post another link to this image (radeon-20091102-x86_64.iso) ? Thanks
It's obsolete, you don't need it any more. The current nightly - http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt...poses/desktop/ - should be fine.
Originally Posted by gorneman