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  • phoronix
    started a topic Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04

    Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04

    Phoronix: Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04

    Ubuntu 9.04 will be released towards the end of next month and it is picking up the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26, and other improvements like install-time support for the EXT4 file-system and some subtle improvements. When it comes to the X.Org side it is shipping with X Server 1.6 and the stabilized version of Mesa 7.3. Specifically in regards to the ATI Linux graphics, it will be shipping with an updated xf86-video-ati driver by default and Catalyst 9.4 will be an option for the user. With Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 6 having been released last week, we have run a few benchmarks comparing the open-source ATI performance in Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 6.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13613

  • tormod
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    Originally posted by sergus View Post
    tormod, thank you for the response. I will certainly file a bug report. The reason I posted here is that the problem might not necessary be related to Ubuntu only and the Phoronix forum has a very wide auditory, including the developers of OS ATI driver.
    No problem. It is just that Jaunty is now in beta freeze, and any regression like this should get on the radar as soon as possible. And we would like to see your logs etc. If it seems to not be Ubuntu specific we will for sure bug the developers

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  • sergus
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    Please file a bug report (the forum is not a bug tracker). The easiest way is to run "apport-cli -f -p xserver-xorg-video-ati" which will also attach the needed information to the report.
    tormod, thank you for the response. I will certainly file a bug report. The reason I posted here is that the problem might not necessary be related to Ubuntu only and the Phoronix forum has a very wide auditory, including the developers of OS ATI driver.

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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by sergus View Post
    Hello All,
    My Xpress 200M is almost dead after I upgraded the system to Ubuntu 9.04.

    I had above 1100 FPS in 8.10. I deleted the old xorg.conf - did not help. Then did dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg - no improvements.
    I do not see errors in Xorg.log. Everything is working (compiz, some games) but very slow.
    I believe that something is wrong with the card detection:
    Please file a bug report (the forum is not a bug tracker). The easiest way is to run "apport-cli -f -p xserver-xorg-video-ati" which will also attach the needed information to the report.

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  • sergus
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    Xpress 200M is almost dead

    Hello All,
    My Xpress 200M is almost dead after I upgraded the system to Ubuntu 9.04.
    [email protected]:~$ glxgears
    1256 frames in 5.0 seconds = 251.181 FPS
    1224 frames in 5.0 seconds = 244.754 FPS
    1673 frames in 5.0 seconds = 334.345 FPS
    1610 frames in 5.0 seconds = 321.985 FPS
    XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0" after 27001 requests (25548 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    I had above 1100 FPS in 8.10. I deleted the old xorg.conf - did not help. Then did dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg - no improvements.
    I do not see errors in Xorg.log. Everything is working (compiz, some games) but very slow.
    I believe that something is wrong with the card detection:

    radeontool --debug
    [sudo] password for sk:
    Found card 1002:5955 (30000)
    (unknown card)
    Radeon found. Base control address is b80b2000; base framebuffer address is a7f2d000.

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  • lordmozilla
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    AGP version 3.5 is only publicly mentioned by Microsoft under Universal Accelerated Graphics Port (UAGP), which specifies mandatory supports of extra registers once marked optional under AGP 3.0. Upgraded registers include PCISTS, CAPPTR, NCAPID, AGPSTAT, AGPCMD, NISTAT, NICMD. New required registers include APBASELO, APBASEHI, AGPCTRL, APSIZE, NEPG, GARTLO, GARTHI.
    straight from wikipedia

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  • dungeon
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    Yes Tormod, my card (9250) works with 8x by default and after 6.8 release, i don't have any problem.
    Code:
    [   54.612510] agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
    [   54.613322] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
    [   54.614004] agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 8x mode
    [   54.984980] [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
    [   54.984997] [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
    Do you know what that AGP 3.5 means, i rarely seen this in other people dmesgs?
    Last edited by dungeon; 03-22-2009, 08:22 PM.

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  • tormod
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    @Melcar

    fglrx used 8x, radeon used 1x. At least the versions I tested - ok a few years ago.
    AGP v3 cards run at 8x or 4x, and AGP v2 cards at 4x, 2x or 1x.

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  • suokko
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    Code:
        Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
        Option "ColorTiling" "on"
        Option "MigrationHeuristic" "smart"
        Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
        Option "DynamicClocks" "on"
    These settings are the settings that I think is the best for r200 and r500 mobility cards. MigrationHeuristics makes scrolling firefox smooth in my r200 card. IT also makes 2D wine apps run a lot smoother. In r500 it has only visible gains with wine apps.

    Page flip and color tiling should give maximum 3D performace. They should be enabled by default but were not in earlier version so I have them still in my configuration.

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  • dungeon
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    Feel free to add your experience and mark here, what do you need to turn off, etc.

    http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonProgram

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