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  • phoronix
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    Open-Source AMD Fusion Driver For Ontario Released

    Phoronix: Open-Source AMD Fusion Driver For Ontario Released

    While we are still waiting on open-source support for the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series of graphics cards that were released last month, today AMD is releasing their initial open-source support for their Ontario hardware. AMD's Ontario is their low-powered Fusion processor designed for use in netbooks and other such devices. This dual-core chip with integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics is only starting to ship now, but the open-source support for this first AMD Fusion chip is now available to Linux users, complete with 3D support.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15484

  • psycho_driver
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    Any news on this front?

    I'm looking to pick up passively cooled mini-itx/micro-atx boards for myth frontends. I had originally planned on going with much more powerful sandy bridge machines, but since Intel screwed up so badly with the H67/K combinations, I've lost interest.

    Has anyone got a chance to run linux on the new e350's? Does 3D/video acceleration work acceptably? Have ATi's drivers really improved perceptably over the past couple of years? Last time I tried to use an ATi card in linux it was a big mess.

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  • hoohoo
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    It's an open source driver, so you need to look in the upstream projects.

    Kernel code is in the radeon-testing branch of airlied's drm tree : http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...radeon-testing

    Mesa and ddx code is in the respective freedesktop.org projects (mesa/mesa and xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati).

    Do you actually have Ontario hardware ?
    Thanks for the information.

    Of course I don't have Ontario hardware - I just wanted to look at the code.

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  • bridgman
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    It's an open source driver, so you need to look in the upstream projects.

    Kernel code is in the radeon-testing branch of airlied's drm tree : http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...radeon-testing

    Mesa and ddx code is in the respective freedesktop.org projects (mesa/mesa and xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati).

    Do you actually have Ontario hardware ?

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  • hoohoo
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    Where is the source available?

    I've been hunting on AMD web site and the web but can't find the source.

    Does anyone have a URL for this Ontario driver?

    Thanks!

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by elanthis View Post
    Attempted Translation: Why be happy about this news? They will likely soon discover that they cannot open UVD due to copy-protection concerns and will then officially announce UVD support is never coming to the Free drivers.

    I think.
    hey you got it

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    why? this only means they faster check out thats its imposible without hurt the DRM and then they drop it.
    Go back a few posts and read what I wrote about crystalhd. It may very well be the case that broadcom has already taken the risk for them.... or maybe even already jeopardized AMD DRM... or proven that its ok. In any case, they've blazed the trail, so it might not be all that hard now.

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  • elanthis
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    why? this only means they faster check out thats its imposible without hurt the DRM and then they drop it.
    Attempted Translation: Why be happy about this news? They will likely soon discover that they cannot open UVD due to copy-protection concerns and will then officially announce UVD support is never coming to the Free drivers.

    I think.

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by Pfanne View Post
    dancing in front of my notebook
    why? this only means they faster check out thats its imposible without hurt the DRM and then they drop it.

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  • Pfanne
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Yep, and we kicked off the investigation a couple of weeks ago.
    dancing in front of my notebook

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