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    Phoronix: Open-Source 2D, 3D For ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs

    AMD continues to abide by their commitment to provide open-source support for their graphics cards and as proof of that this afternoon they have released their initial hardware acceleration code that supports the ATI Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" family of consumer grade graphics processors. While this Evergreen support isn't yet finished and for the time being is targeted towards Linux developers and enthusiasts, you can now play around with your ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics processor on an open-source driver while having 2D EXA, X-Video, and OpenGL acceleration.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15215

  • Wingfeather
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    Thanks monraaf. That sounds exactly like what I'm seeing.

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  • monraaf
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    There's an open bug about that.

    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30188

    Not sure if you are seeing the same thing, might want to file a separate bug otherwise.

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  • dalingrin
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    Originally posted by Wingfeather View Post
    I am, yeah. The stabillity is *much* better now (rc5, latest git everything else) than it was a few RCs ago. But I do still get some X crashes. Now at least, it's hours before it crashes rather than minutes. Oddly, they nearly aleays occur for me while dragging a scrollbar (or, 'holding on' to a scrollbar). Anyone else get that?
    Agreed, though I also get crashes every once in a while when resizing windows.

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  • Wingfeather
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    I am, yeah. The stabillity is *much* better now (rc5, latest git everything else) than it was a few RCs ago. But I do still get some X crashes. Now at least, it's hours before it crashes rather than minutes. Oddly, they nearly aleays occur for me while dragging a scrollbar (or, 'holding on' to a scrollbar). Anyone else get that?

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  • dalingrin
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    Anyone still getting random crashes with 2d accel?
    I've got 2.6.36-rc6, along with git versions mesa and xf86-video-ati.
    Are there some patches for Evergreen that didn't make it into 2.6.36-rc6 that help with stability?

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  • kernelOfTruth
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    that was fast ! Thanks !

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  • rohcQaH
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    you should use .36, .35 contains a few bugs that you'd otherwise have to manually patch.

    gentoo: use the x11 overlay for mesa-9999 ebuild

    xf86-video-ati, manual install:
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=44

    xf86-video-ati, portage:
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-845839.html

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  • kernelOfTruth
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    could someone please point out the steps or a link to that needed on a gentoo-system with a 2.6.35-kernel (or even 2.6.36-rc* kernel if that's needed)

    to get it working - I mean the libs and programs, including the modifications to the ebuilds for the evergreen-accel

    fglrx is getting better but still messed up in several areas

    many thanks in advance

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  • bridgman
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    You can download and build the source yourself - it's not that hard.

    Anyways, I think the merge should happen soon. It was waiting on a couple of things (a -ati release and some evergreen fixes) but I believe the last of those pre-requisites happened yesterday afternoon.

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