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First when i enable EXAVSync i see gtkperf performance drop (from 10s to 22s) and 'man radeon' said "It reduces tearing at the cost of performance." == that is OK... Then i start tvtime (overlay port) and got hard freeze. Reboot on case button. Then i start 'xdtv' (now with textured video port), second hard freeze. Reboot on case button. off for EXAVSync. Write this.
Just tried the latest version (6.9.0+git20081206.979ad04d-0ubuntu0tormod) on Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit running a Thinkpad Z61m with an X1400 ATI chip and I'll be damned!
Never seen such smooth video playback of Big Buck Bunny (big_buck_bunny_1080p_surround.avi) on this laptop before using either previous radeon or fglrx drivers (and trust me about using that video as a benchmark, my one and a half year old daughter has us see that one almost once a day).
I need to toggle Compiz off using fusion-icon though or there will still be tearing. I have nothing else manually specified in my xorg.conf than the EXA option:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
The radeon driver has come a long long way this year and I can finally fully enjoy using this laptop without breaking into tears
To everyone involved in improving, packaging and testing this driver, thanx for your hard work and happy holidays!
bridgman, I'm sure you know what we all want for this Christmas this year. Apart from being grumpy about fglrx and impressed by Nvidias VDPAU I've been a fairly good boy
Hm, maybe I got something wrong, but how do you enable XV at all with the Radeon driver? I'm using the latest one (1:6.9.0+git20081003.f9826a56-0ubuntu4) from Jaunty at the moment, and 'xvinfo' returns:
X-Video Extension version 2.2
no adaptors present
Is there any specific configuration option I should enable? I'm using a HD3200 IGP.