Phoronix IRC Log: 2010-01-05
Snakehand: Hi. I am having promlems getting dual head displays on 2x5850 cards with the Catalyst 9.12
Snakehand: I tried a few things usgeetsed here CrossfireX dies not seem to do anything at all.
Snakehand: I can run a single screen with crossfire, but the second GPU is unaccesible. And I cant tell if the crossfire is even working :-o
copper: FLAC encoding with CUDA and Mono, under linux: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=77540
copper: would make for a nice benchmark
copper: damn, I forgot Michael Larabel was away for a month
sadiq_: I guess asking here for an improved "search" button in the phoronix global web page wouldn't get me any answer... :P
bkero: made ebuilds out of Enna. Thanks for telling me about it. :)
shane2peru: Radeon hd3100 anyone got any ideas for drivers for this thing?
shane2peru: is anyone ever in here?
Ivanovic: nobody in here
Ivanovic: don't expect replies in realtime in irc, ask a question (or several of those) and then just wait till you get an answer, which might take several hours
shane2peru: Ivanovic, yeah, some rooms are like that
Ivanovic: in general i'd say "use xf86-video-ati" unless you really need 3d support
shane2peru: Ivanovic, thanks for the tip
Ivanovic: if you need 3d support, go for the propriatary ati driver also called catalyst/fglrx
shane2peru: Ivanovic, I have hd3100 in my laptop, and it almost always runs at borderline overheating
Ivanovic: (but make sure to use a *really* recent driver if relying on xf86-video-ati)
Ivanovic: try fglrx, that one might be a lot better regarding powersave option
shane2peru: stuff is going on over there at ATI and they started dropping support for Linux drivers
Ivanovic: yeah, the open source driver is not perfect regarding those yet
Ivanovic: uhm, what makes you think that they dropped linux support?
shane2peru: I read something about it on the web site, it was getting more complex
Ivanovic: those combinations of cards and drivers/distributions that once worked still do work
shane2peru: I had used an old proprietary driver, and then the newer ones quit working for me.
Ivanovic: and yeah, all cards older than "several years" were dropped last april
shane2peru: hmm, let me re-visit the site and see what it was
Ivanovic: (as in "cards based on the old architecture")
shane2peru: is the HD3100 that old?
Ivanovic: are you sure it is 3100 not 1300?
Ivanovic: and teh 3100 *might* be based on some ancient version/mix of the r5xx
shane2peru: yep, Toshiba Laptop, AMD Turion x2 with the radeon
shane2peru: hmm, I think is the r6xx series
Ivanovic: in theory the 3100 should be supported in fglrx
Ivanovic: but unless you state which driver you exactly use as well as which distribution and x server it is difficult to help you
shane2peru: yes, it is, and isn't bad, but no matter what driver I run, the laptop idles at 90+ degrees C
shane2peru: you are right, I'm using Ubuntu 64bit Koala, with hmm, the open source driver (I think)
Ivanovic: try the proprietary one
Ivanovic: and those codenames don't tell me anything since i don't use ubuntu
shane2peru: right it is the latest version
shane2peru: I have xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd installed
Ivanovic: try "ati" instead of "radeonhd"
shane2peru: I'm not sure how to tell what driver I'm using\
Ivanovic: though this most likely won't change much
shane2peru: I think that was initially what I installed
Ivanovic: the package name of the proprietary driver is xorg-driver-fglrx
shane2peru: Ivanovic, ah, ok, I have used that one too, I recently removed it to give the opensource drivers a try again
Ivanovic: of the (normal) radeon driver (yeah, there are two open source drivers that support your card/chip) is xserver-xorg-video-radeon
Ivanovic: at least regarding packages.ubuntu.com
Ivanovic: anyway, it is half past two in the morning over here and i will now head off to bed
shane2peru: doesn't much matter what I use seems it overheats no matter what I do
Ivanovic: you can of course ask in the forums what to best use and how to do things
shane2peru: ok, thanks Ivanovic
shane2peru: get some sleep!