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  • phoronix
    started a topic RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

    RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

    Phoronix: RadeonHD 1.2.2 & 1.2.3 Drivers Released

    The last release of the xf86-video-radeonhd driver was version 1.2.1 and that happened back in April. Since then we have seen a plethora of new work go into this open-source ATI driver for the Radeon R500 series and later. We've seen the driver add support for AMD's 780G Chipset and most notably it has adopted AtomBIOS to be used on the Radeon HD 4800 series and newer. There have also been numerous other improvements to this driver that currently competes with the xf86-video-ati driver. With much of this work now being settled, the Novell development team has released the RadeonHD 1.2.2 driver. In addition, they pushed out the RadeonHD 1.2.3 driver just moments later, which introduces their Command Submission infrastructure.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12939

  • duby229
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    Originally posted by rbmorse View Post
    Just reading that makes me feel....dirty.
    What your not really jealous? I mean obviously that's what you --should-- feel....

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  • rbmorse
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    That's what I get for posting from a Vista system
    Just reading that makes me feel....dirty.

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  • bridgman
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    Trust me, Luc, it's possible to use a driver without remembering how you got the ^#[email protected]^#%@! thing running in the first place

    From a user perspective it's not such a world of difference, although I agree that technically it's different. I remembered there was a "disable by default" related to DRI, just didn't remember exactly where it was.

    That's what I get for posting from a Vista system
    Last edited by bridgman; 10-28-2008, 09:13 AM.

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  • libv
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    I think radeonhd builds by default with DRI disabled, while radeon builds by default with DRI enabled. Might not be the problem but worth mentioning.
    It _builds_ with DRI enabled, but it doesn't enable the DRI without an option being set in the config file. There is a vast difference. If only you had already used our driver yourself...

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  • harry1985
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    finally, I decide to use ATI 6.9 driver, the one with Ubuntu 8.10 as default. It works very well.

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  • mshopf
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    You have to put

    Option "DRI"

    into the device section. DRI in radeonhd had been disabled by default by intention, because r5xx DRI used to be pretty unstable.
    Guess we can change the default to enabled on R5xx now.

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  • harry1985
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    Originally posted by ovoskeuiks View Post
    This was on Ubuntu 8.10 beta
    xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.9.0+git20081003.f9826a56-0ubuntu2
    xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd 1.2.1-2build2
    libgl1-mesa-dri 7.2-1ubuntu2

    The problem with radeonhd is that it would default to software 3D and I couldn't work out why, but with radeon working I didn't try too hard
    ok, you used 1.2.1 for radeonhd. I'll try 1.2.3 on my desktop this weekend.

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by ovoskeuiks View Post
    The problem with radeonhd is that it would default to software 3D and I couldn't work out why, but with radeon working I didn't try too hard
    I think radeonhd builds by default with DRI disabled, while radeon builds by default with DRI enabled. Might not be the problem but worth mentioning.

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  • ovoskeuiks
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    Originally posted by harry1985 View Post
    Thanks for your reply. What version are you using? Also what version of radeonhd did you use?
    This was on Ubuntu 8.10 beta
    xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.9.0+git20081003.f9826a56-0ubuntu2
    xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd 1.2.1-2build2
    libgl1-mesa-dri 7.2-1ubuntu2

    The problem with radeonhd is that it would default to software 3D and I couldn't work out why, but with radeon working I didn't try too hard

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