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Re: any impending news on video drivers for f12?

On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 22:09 +1000, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-17 at 20:55 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Adam Williamson<awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Bill's post isn't wrong in any respect, but it's just a description of a
> > > situation that everyone knows damn well about already. Everyone working
> > > on X is aware that the entire thing is a gigantic moving target, but
> > > restating the problem doesn't help anyone move forward...
> > 
> > But patches, testing or any other kind of help does ;)
> I'm happy to test.  In fact I'm eager.
> looking at radeonhd.org, it appears that 3d support is near (or here)
> but that it requires a newer kernel and lots of patching.
> So, will this be appearing in f11?
> More importantly, will it be in f12.  It seems that it will but y
> efforts to test f12 have resulted in repeated attempts with a kernel
> that doesn't boot for me.  I've file a bug report and asked for help to
> step around the problem, but I haven't heard peep.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=513528
> It may be that the problem I've got booting f12 is complex and that
> there's not quick 'work around' (in which case Dell Studio XPS users
> with a tv tuner on board might want to avoid f12), but knowing this
> would ease the wait.
> It may be that 'they' need better debug, which I'm happy to supply, but
> someone might need to show me how - the pictures of my screen showing
> kernel panics are all I can give without some help.
> On the other hand it might be that a quick work around is available and
> that I could be helping test f12 to make it the best it can be.  I'm
> happy filing bug reports and the like, but without a working install I
> can't help and hitting silence is just frustrating.
> In short, I'd love to contribute, but I need someone to contribute a
> little time to help me do so.

Fedora doesn't use radeonhd by default and isn't likely to. There are
personal, technical and political reasons behind the radeon/radeonhd
split, but let's say Fedora is pretty firmly on the radeon side, that's
not likely to change. So for Fedora purposes, it's best to spend your
time on testing radeon, not radeonhd :)

I really don't know much about your kernel bug, unfortunately. If you
think it could be related to the TV tuner card, try booting with it

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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