2,203,458 Radeon Driver Errors
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Fri Jul 11 16:31:34 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:36:53 -0400,
"Kevin J. Cummings" <cummings at kjchome.homeip.net> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 22:51:10 -0400,
>> "Kevin J. Cummings" <cummings at kjchome.homeip.net> wrote:
>>> GoogleEarth and fglrx have been known in the past to have not played
>>> well with each other, and GE is a pain to use without the 3D support
>>> if you use the radeon driver. I have no experience with the
>>> radeonhd driver yet (it also does not play well if you even have
>>> fglrx installed!). In the past the combination of GE and fglrx has
>>> been known to freeze X on the second invocation of GE. a Hard
>>> freeze, requiring a reboot since all keyboard is lost. YMMV More
>>> recently, its been better but still not without problems.
>> The normal ati driver and mesa have been improving. I seem to be getting
>> good 3D acceleration on my R530 based card (at least for glxgears) as of about
>> 2 weeks ago. My understanding is that the ati driver (xorg-x11-drv-ati)
>> is the way forward, not radeonhd.
> 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.
Maybe I am confused, but I thought fglrx is ATI's propietary driver.
That wasn't what I was recommending. You should just get the radeon
driver (from the xorg-x11-drv-ati package) by default. If you had previously
installed ATI's propietary stuff, you'll probably need to some work to
get rid of it.
I am getting 3200 fps from glxgears with my firegl 3400 card (R530 based)
using the driver I get by default. It was more like 500-600 fps when I
first put F9 on the box, but a recent mesa update resulted in a big speed up.
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