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  • Initial Open ATI Evergreen Support By FOSDEM?

    Phoronix: Initial Open ATI Evergreen Support By FOSDEM?

    In the comments area to the recent X.Org Talks For FOSDEM 2010 Still Missing posting, AMD's John Bridgman basically stated that there would be no talk on their open-source ATI driver progress as it's becoming predictable (and there's also a decreased travel budget), but his second comment was more interesting. "I'm kinda hoping we can have initial (display + shadowfb) Evergreen support out by FOSDEM...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzg5OA

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    R800 support will probably go much faster than any other, as CTRL+C CTRL+V is now possible

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    • #3
      yeah, most of what I'd call "infrastructure" is already available


      please please please !


      talking about Evergreen Support: fglrx/catalyst currently doesn't look too bad: you can even run it with 2.6.33-rc* kernels

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      • #4
        The HD5670 I bought for my home system showed up on the UPS truck today, so I'm motivated

        All I'm waiting for now is the 3.5G cellular internet hub so I can actually access the internet from my Linux box, and I'm all set.
        Last edited by bridgman; 22 January 2010, 10:59 PM.
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        • #5
          Cool, I'm looking forward to your commits!

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          • #6
            Does anybody have the documentation concerning modesetting for the Evergreen series?

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            • #7
              The first modesetting-related info to be released will be header file updates in the changes which add HD5xxx support to the existing drivers.
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              • #8
                My existing 5XXX card is waiting patiently.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rbmorse View Post
                  My existing 5XXX card is waiting patiently.
                  My card is patient, but I'm not. I started to look through the driver code and a few bits are starting to make sense, but I'm more of a hands-on guy who likes to compile and see if I got it figured out right. Something tells me I'd like a failsafe partition for when I really FUBAR...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                    All I'm waiting for now is the 3.5G cellular internet hub so I can actually access the internet from my Linux box, and I'm all set.
                    That's really good to hear, John. I shudder when I think of dial-up networking (especially with less than stellar rural phone lines).

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