2,203,458 Radeon Driver Errors

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Fri Jul 11 16:22:12 UTC 2008

Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Maybe, but my experience is that its not there yet.  fglrx doesn't work 
> on F9 (no support for Xorg 1.4.99), and before that, when Red Hat jumped 
> to the 2.6.25 kernel, there was no immediate support for that.  I had to 
> find a driver in a testing repo to fix that problem.

Oops, sorry, should have said that it didn't work on x86_64!  Initially 
it worked on i386.  My bad.  Had to do with the kernel symbols.  fglrx 
needed some that were removed.  That got resolved.  Now the xorg 1.5 
problem remains.

> Using the radeon driver, mplayer tells me that my machine is too slow to 
> play videos.  These are videos that fglrx had no problem playing on FC6.
> It may be improving, but it has a long ways to go.
> BTW, I have a Mobility Radeon X1600 on this laptop.  Its am M56 video 
> card (from the radeonhd documentation), whatever *that* means.  Kinda 
> tough to relate to a driver that "supports R6xx and R5xx cards".  I get 
> close to 2200 fps with glxgears myself.

Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome at rcn.com
cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
cummings at kjc386.framingham.ma.us
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