O and look at this post: http://www.botchco.com/agd5f/?p=48 (from Alex Deucher, the one that made those commits)
I was just looking the the recent commits:
and it seems that evergreen is getting some attention:
Is anyone already running a 5xxx gpu with the oss radeon driver? Or is that not possible yet? If it is please do post instruction since i want to run it as well!6 hours evergreen: blank/unblank DP in dpms callsmaster Alex Deucher 1 -3/+11
7 hours evergreen: pll fixes Alex Deucher 1 -13/+12
19 hours evergreen: DP requires coherent mode Alex Deucher 1 -1/+1
19 hours evergreen: fix units on frac_fb_div Alex Deucher 1 -1/+1
46 hours evergreen: add pci ids Alex Deucher 6 -0/+210
46 hours evergreen: add atombios crtc/pll functions Alex Deucher 4 -28/+252
46 hours evergreen: add atom support for digital outputs Alex Deucher 4 -29/+276
46 hours evergreen: add crtc set base/format support Alex Deucher 2 -2/+112
46 hours evergreen: add lut support Alex Deucher 1 -20/+41
46 hours evergreen: add hw cursor support Alex Deucher 1 -4/+64
46 hours evergreen: add base asic support Alex Deucher 4 -14/+172
46 hours evergreen: add register and utility defines Alex Deucher 1 -0/+149
46 hours evergreen: add chip enums Alex Deucher 1 -1/+8
Oh yeah! got it working with my 5770! Sadly my card doesn't seem to have supported power management from the xf86-video-ati driver but i read somewhere (on this forum?) that the 2.6.34 kernel is likely to either support it or provide the basics so the driver can support it.
Awesome so far
You can add:
to your xorg.conf. This will run the card with the engine and memory clocks on half of the normal frequencies.Code:Option "ForceLowPowerMode" "true"
Interesting. It was working for me, but when I lowered the clocks to fglrx levels I experienced the same thing as you. Maybe it is because shadowfb is being used, I don't know. I'll give it another try when there's EXA support.