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  • phoronix
    started a topic RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Can Now Handle Gears

    RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Can Now Handle Gears

    Phoronix: RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Can Now Handle Gears

    It turns out that minutes after writing AMD Open-Source S.I. Botched, Hope For The Future, a number of "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver commits landed in mainline Mesa...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1MDE

  • Sonadow
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    My money is 100% into hardware that will run what I need it to run, and to companies that don't screw me over. That means that INTEL is completely off my list (with the poulsbo fiasco, it will take them a LOT to earn back my trust), and nvidia is definitely off the list (blob driver is totally inadequate).
    Considering how Intel remains the most well-supported hardware provider in Linux (with support for the upcoming Haswell already added into the kernel) what trust issues are you talking about?

    And NVIDIA's blob has been at performance parity with Windows for a long time. Unless you consider 'performance parity' to be inadequate, I have no idea what benchmarks you base your claims on.

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  • stiiixy
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    All i know about 550Ti is that nouveau with 3.2 does not correctly work, but nouveau with 3.5 works. Most likely you did not compile kernel 3.5 correctly and most likely have got no clue how to install nvidia drivers the right way...
    Yes, it may well NOW work but I installed with the first alpha of Ubuntu 12.10 whereby it didn't. It also doesn't work with any released version's of various distro's since those kernels and was like that for many a month. I have been doing dist-update since and it all works fine after manually fixing. Excepting the grub config needing to be fixed manually to include my Windows partition which is to be expected during alpha (why GRUBtwo wont pick up Windows by default is nothing short of annoying to be honest but that's something else). Ultimately I just dont want the Ti550's either. It was meant for a SLI-config but it just didn't perform to expectations (extremely nice gift last year, but one that failed to materialise =(.

    I dont bother with compiling a kernel on my main machine because if it doesn't 'just work', then I stay with an older distro-managed version that does. I'm not lazy. I just don't have the time to fuck around with my OS' now that I dont work a tech job. So I need my shit to just work as much as possible, through the upgrade cycle, with minimal human config on the lower-end of the system, beyond tweaking the usual desktop experience. Otherwise, in the coming moths I may have a Ti550 or two up for donation soon enough if this new job works out.

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  • drag
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    Originally posted by maldorordiscord View Post
    I already do have a diploma as a ghostwriter with 14 of maximum 15 points.
    Do you really think I can not write a diploma if I can write one as a ghostwriter?

    The only problem about a Diploma is I'm not allowed to write a diploma.
    Also its not allowed for the university to take me as a student.

    Anyway I write you a thesis for a diploma in many tropics while I sleep.
    Nobody is going to respect you or pay attention to anything you say unless you can behave in a polite manner and write coherent sentences.

    Otherwise the natural reaction is to assume you are some 12 year old babbling nonsense about topics that are so above your head that it's not funny.

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  • Kano
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    All i know about 550Ti is that nouveau with 3.2 does not correctly work, but nouveau with 3.5 works. Most likely you did not compile kernel 3.5 correctly and most likely have got no clue how to install nvidia drivers the right way...

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  • stiiixy
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    If you dont manage to setup a nv card correctly you must be doing everything wrong. btw. nvidia drivers work fine with kernel 3.5 as well
    My specific card, the Ti550, does not display anything without modification compared to kernel version's prior to .32 and the new GFX tech was implemented. I have tried numerous versions of the kernel on numerous distros (I had excess download quota to burn) just to see if it was a distro quirk. Nope. Turned out was some kernel update that stopped Ti550's working correctly. I dont have the link for citation, but it explained the issue, and the process to fix. It simply requires some poking around the config files. I have two, and they both have the same problem. It does work, just not by default

    So, it was a kernel update that threw out my specific problem. Hopefully that explains my situtation better'n last post =)

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  • maldorordiscord
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    Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    What thesis? Your wacko babbling is supposed to be a thesis?

    LOL

    No wonder you didn't get your diploma.
    I already do have a diploma as a ghostwriter with 14 of maximum 15 points.
    Do you really think I can not write a diploma if I can write one as a ghostwriter?

    The only problem about a Diploma is I'm not allowed to write a diploma.
    Also its not allowed for the university to take me as a student.

    Anyway I write you a thesis for a diploma in many tropics while I sleep.

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  • AnonymousCoward
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    Originally posted by maldorordiscord View Post
    But sure "Sauerkraut" FUD is so much easier than write real arguments against my thesis.
    What thesis? Your wacko babbling is supposed to be a thesis?

    LOL

    No wonder you didn't get your diploma.

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  • maldorordiscord
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    I'd like to point out that MSwondoze 8 is supposed to run on ARM hardware, so ARM is no guarantee of incompatibility with balmer.
    Don't mix stuff even if Microsoft start to run on ARM hardware this does not mean a high cross-subsidization rate because of the low market share of windows on ARM hardware. Microsoft do have 0-1% in the ARM market. In fact its more the market-share than the " incompatibility with balmer." what makes the ARM better for Linux.

    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Further, I have yet to see ONE open source GPU driver for any of those "wondoze-incompatible" hardware that actually works good enough to use.
    Right but that does not make my point wrong. For example if you buy Loongson hardware you support the radeon driver more than with any windows compatible hardware with the radeon driver in use. Because then amd calculate you as a anti-windows consumer and not as a (98%windows-user with 2% Linux usage). Also the catalyst do not get any money because the catalyst do not support MIPS cpus. this results in a bigger support for radeon-mesa driver. The usage of Loongson hardware is a clear signal to AMD.

    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Finally, ARM and similar platforms have a tendency to be vendor-locked. You want bullshit... paying hard earned money for hardware that is DESIGNED to be unusable.
    ARM is just an example for a low-cross-subsidization rate platform anyway Loongson is better so why blaming ARM ?
    Even if the ARM drivers are closed source you get a higher percentage of your support money into Linux support.

    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    My money is 100% into hardware that will run what I need it to run, and to companies that don't screw me over. That means that INTEL is completely off my list (with the poulsbo fiasco, it will take them a LOT to earn back my trust), and nvidia is definitely off the list (blob driver is totally inadequate).
    Sure but these people do not think like normal humans these people think like Corporatism-Capitalism(Fascism) people If you buy AMD hardware, with only 2% of your support money for the open-source driver and maybe 3% for linux-catalyst and 95% for the Windows-Catalyst, why in hell they should chance this you buy it anyway.
    They can drop the support money to 1% because thats the official market-share of "Linux" on the desktop and you will buy it anyway.
    There is ZERO pressure from your side to improve the Linux support because you buy it anyway.
    If you buy it anyway without any pressure to improve the Linux situation its just not "clever"
    The clever way is to buy windows-incompatible hardware then AMD gets a higher pressure with a factor of 50 from your side on the market.
    Even if your "Loongson" hardware do have a AMD chip-set and a AMD-GPU they will get the message and the message is: Windows sucks(Monopoles sucks)!

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  • entropy
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Two part answer :

    1. Yes, we believe so

    2. One of the changes we made during initial SI support was moving from a fairly simple "shader assembler" to an llvm-based compiler, which will hopefully be doing some of that optimizing already.
    Thanks. This sounds promising.

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