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  • d2kx
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    The radeonhd driver in the xorg-edgers package archive got an update today, with major changes. From what I can see the quick_and_dirty_2d branch was merged into master. If you want to test it with the live CD script, edit the script to install the radeonhd package, or just install it afterwards and log in and out to restart X.
    Hi tormod,

    you seem to have success building the latest RadeonHD code. Do you why it doesn't work for me and "bugmenot" - was there any new dependencies needed?

    >>> http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=13

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  • tormod
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    The radeonhd driver in the xorg-edgers package archive got an update today, with major changes. From what I can see the quick_and_dirty_2d branch was merged into master. If you want to test it with the live CD script, edit the script to install the radeonhd package, or just install it afterwards and log in and out to restart X.

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  • bridgman
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    Still under discussion but we should be able to say more in a week or so.

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  • d2kx
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    On radeonhd the same acceleration code is available in the quick & dirty 2d accel branch which should get merged to master pretty soon (maybe today).
    I love you guys

    Can you already say when the HDMI-Audio/CS/atombios_support-branches will get merged? And what exactly does the atombios_support-branch do anyway? Is it a rewrite of existing functions using AtomBIOS, does it include anything new using AtomBIOS or is it just code to make RadeonHD capable of using AtomBIOS at all?

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  • bridgman
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    Depends which driver you are talking about.

    On radeon the 3d support is fully integrated and co-exists with 2d / video acceleration. On radeonhd the same acceleration code is available in the quick & dirty 2d accel branch which should get merged to master pretty soon (maybe today).

    I haven't looked at the wiki today but I wouldn't be surprised if 3d is still flagged as "experimental" because of the 2d/3d co-existence issue, but that will go away as soon as the q&d accel branch is merged.

    I think you're talking about radeonhd from the quote, so if you download and build again as soon as the q&d accel branch gets merged the restrictions should go away.

    Note that you also need pretty current mesa (7.1RC3 or higher) and drm code to get full 3d accel on a 5xx, and unrelated changes in mesa also require a new X server in order to keep AIGLX working.

    The good news is that the combination should run pretty nicely, and EXA 2D performance seems to be real good in conjuction with the glyph cache improvements in a 1.5-ish X server.

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  • Akingboy
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    3D not yet supported (experimental support in git)
    That means most games can't be played with those drivers?
    Testing openarena:
    On my RV530 with "Very High Quality" setting I get a very nice
    Oh it does work then?
    I'm bit confused.

    I was thinking trying these drivers but then saw that 3d not supported.
    And why try these is because cs 1.6 keeps freezing on my machine and everyones machine pretty much so though maybe these could fix the problem.
    Also there seems to be some textures missing in some games with the other drivers.

    Can anyone answer short that can you play games with these drivers?
    Games like World Of Warcraft or Warcraft 3 or steam games?

    EDIT: Found this too:
    The following subsystems have not been implemented yet or show some limitations:

    * 3D acceleration doesn't work together with 2D acceleration, and is only implemented on R5xx upto now. No XVideo (needs 3D engine for scaling). Still, fullscreen video is working fluently for many users.
    Last edited by Akingboy; 07-25-2008, 10:37 AM.

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  • paul
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    Thanks for the packages. I tried this on a fresh install of kubuntu hardy.1. The xorg pushers script kicked out a bunch of packages, and didn't install everything from ppa. After some manual intervention, I got everything installed and now it's working. Only problem is that when I logout of kde (using kdm), it freezes and I have to power off and reboot.

    I also tried kubuntu intrepid on another partition. It works with the radeon driver version there. Unfortunately, kde4 is still a bit unstable. I notice the same problem when logout (with kdm running) of freeze up. I swithed to gdm and gnome and it doesn't freeze.

    Any ideas why kde doesn't like radeon of how to fix?

    regards,

    edit: forget this since I've now had a freeze using gnome / gdm.
    Last edited by paul; 07-24-2008, 12:22 PM.

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  • rbmorse
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    Hey everybody, stop hijacking this thread! If it's not a follow-up of the original posting, please start a new thread.

    And keep quoting to a minimum. The worst example is the guy quoting his own log files all over again for no purpose.

    Remember that some people subscribe to a thread because they're interested in the topic, and not in all kind of other stuff. And relevant information gets lost in all the noise.

    This is just common netiquette that seems to be missing on the Phoronix forum.
    That's not a follow-up to the original. You should start a new thread.

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  • Melcar
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    Originally posted by tormod View Post
    Hey everybody, stop hijacking this thread! If it's not a follow-up of the original posting, please start a new thread.

    And keep quoting to a minimum. The worst example is the guy quoting his own log files all over again for no purpose.

    Remember that some people subscribe to a thread because they're interested in the topic, and not in all kind of other stuff. And relevant information gets lost in all the noise.

    This is just common netiquette that seems to be missing on the Phoronix forum.
    We're still discussing the driver and it's configuration settings.

    Originally posted by hobbes View Post
    Since you are X.org developer. What is the appropriate GARTSize to an AGP X1600pro?

    Right now I'm using 256.

    I based my xorg.conf on some posts here at phoronix.

    http://pastebin.com/m50d0ecf0

    Am I losing memory for nothing?

    agd5f already said the maximum GARTSize is 32, so setting it higher will either have no effect or just eat up more memory for nothing. I tried 128 before and the only thing I noticed was increased memory usage (very noticeable when you have 512MB of RAM, and most likely even more if you have less). Most people end up thinking (erroneously) this specifies the memory for your GPU; that number is specified by another option altogether.
    Last edited by Melcar; 07-11-2008, 09:48 AM.

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  • tormod
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    netiquette please

    Hey everybody, stop hijacking this thread! If it's not a follow-up of the original posting, please start a new thread.

    And keep quoting to a minimum. The worst example is the guy quoting his own log files all over again for no purpose.

    Remember that some people subscribe to a thread because they're interested in the topic, and not in all kind of other stuff. And relevant information gets lost in all the noise.

    This is just common netiquette that seems to be missing on the Phoronix forum.

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