EruditeHermit: airlied: how goes the modesetting?
airlied: EruditeHermit: bug fixing galore.. testing one card after another :)
EruditeHermit: need any testing help?
EruditeHermit: I have r300 and rv350 cards
airlied: EruditeHermit: it could be worth trying on those.. are they AGP?
airlied: the only nice way to access it at the moment is via rawhide though.
airlied: I'm trying to keep all my trees in sync.. but I fail sometimes :)
loswillios: I could test it on an RS480 :)
airlied: loswillios: I think I fixed rs480 this morning, I at least fixed rs690..
loswillios: ah ok. nice!
airlied: the two big missing areas are AGP and LVDS.
airlied: oh and powerpc but I know thats broken
EruditeHermit: I have both
EruditeHermit: LVDS and AGP
airlied: oh lovely.
EruditeHermit: no way to get it to work with Ubuntu hardy?
EruditeHermit: I have to install rawhide?
airlied: well it involves a kernel build.
loswillios: isn't LVDS just the laptop-tft? If yes, my rs480 is inside my laptop
airlied: kernel + libdrm + ddx driver I think are what you need.
EruditeHermit: libdrm 2.3.1 will suffice?
EruditeHermit: and as for kernel build, do I need to build drm.ko and radeon.ko
airlied: no you need a full kernel.
airlied: I'll just do a blog post.
EruditeHermit: libdrm2 2.3.1+git20080729.90b90c65-0ubuntu0tormod
EruditeHermit: I could build a custom kernel
EruditeHermit: does it patch easily?
airlied: will do blog later..
airlied: have to run now..
EruditeHermit: well if you want testing, I'll be around tomorrow
EruditeHermit: I'll try setting up rawhide somewhere
Sixzero: Ok, I've got a question.... Is there an X configuration program for ATI cards like the Nvidia Configuration tool in *nux?
buggs: Sixzero, yes
buggs: but this channel is about the oss driver
thargor_: Sixzero: open source
thargor_: look at the topic ;)
Sixzero: I knew that, but what's the second s for?
thargor_: software afaik
thargor_: what doesn't quite make sense in that context
Sixzero: I get it now...but then where should I go for information on my question? I had just assumed that you guys would know best....
buggs: Sixzero, #fglrx
Sixzero: cool, thanks buggs
cxo: So i'm back on the radeon driver, as my vesa driver suddenly stopped working
cxo: Is there a way of setting the fan speed in Linux?
cxo: this card is really running hot
TobiasTheCommie: why are you asking here? ask your distro...
cxo: well isnt that driver related?
TobiasTheCommie: oh, fan speed for the ati card, no idea
TobiasTheCommie: yes, is driver related
cxo: fglrx's aticonfig allows you to do that, so i was wondering if the radeon driver had a tool
TobiasTheCommie: no idae
cxo: i doubt it would be too hard to reverse engineer that 1 command
cxo: needs to get free time
cxo: one could write a wrapper around fglrx and trace down the call from aticonfig
cxo: i think i will reflash my card with a bios that has a new fan speed set
cxo: temp is <40degC in windows, but >70degC in linux
EruditeHermit: there is no fan speed app for radeon GPUs other than controlling temp with fglrx
EruditeHermit: there is rovclock which you can use to underclock the GPU but you should use fglrx
EruditeHermit: rovclock has been unmaintained for a few years
cxo: i need to install another distro
cxo: fglrx is not very compatible with fedora 9
EruditeHermit: it should be
cxo: isnt there enough doc to do a plib command pass through yet?
agd5f: the temperature chip is just a little thermal chip on an i2c bus. all the info is in the powerplay tables. no one's written the code yet
cxo: can you talk to it directly with an i2c driver or is there some amount of voodoo needed?
agd5f: cxo: you need to write an i2c driver for the chip
agd5f: the thermal chip
cxo: where's the tables, you were talking about?
agd5f: cxo: in the rom
cxo: and the doc?
agd5f: cxo: atombios.h
agd5f: cxo: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/xf86-video-ati/log/?h=agd-powerplay
agd5f: should give you a basic idea
cxo: is that the one?
EruditeHermit: is the new atombios parser stuff in main?
agd5f: EruditeHermit: if you're talking about the one from kgrids it's only used in the kms stuff
EruditeHermit: it won't be merged till that is done I guess?
MostAwesomeDude: agd5f: Are you going to Lin Plumbers?
agd5f: MostAwesomeDude: nope
agd5f: I'm actually going on vacation next week
MostAwesomeDude: Oh, that sounds nice.
cxo: Are we supposed to use atombios to get the temperature/set the fan speed? or talk directly via i2c?
cxo: on a side note, i dont know if its my editor or not, but the code is really badly formatted
agd5f: cxo: asicinit() does the initial thernal controller setup. you have to use i2c to get the temps and such
cxo: makes a dos usb boot disc
cxo: ah ati hacking
cxo: reminisces the 8 pipeline trick
tails-: Hey guys, just wondering...Is TV-out disabled in latest GIT?
cxo: is gonna flash his card
cxo: keep your fingers crossed
tails-: Hey, sorry if anyone answered this before, but just wanted to confirm that TV-out for R500 was disabled in latest GIT
tails-: Is that true?
TobiasTheCommie: been for some time
tails-: Yeah...I googled this and saw some logs for december
tails-: that were like "Rejoice, R500 TV-out support"
TobiasTheCommie: yeah, that is what i said, then i got a new flatscreen and use the dmi
tails-: Didn't see the revert thought =/
TobiasTheCommie: sorry, hdmi
tails-: I would do the same if I had some green :)
TobiasTheCommie: xmas present from my mother
TobiasTheCommie: about half a year in advance
TobiasTheCommie: lucky barstard here
tails-: Excuse the pun, but you have a nice mother.
tails-: Well, I didn't mean to make a your mom-esque joke
TobiasTheCommie: suuure you didn't
tails-: Any chance of this feature coming back in GIT within the next few months?
TobiasTheCommie: iirc it is on teh list of things that should be done, but not that high on the list..
TobiasTheCommie: i think most of the focus is in opengl for r600+ right now
TobiasTheCommie: btu then again, i may be talking out my ass again
tails-: They'll probably put it back by the time I can finally afford to upgrade my stuff
orkid: is there an ETA for XV acceleration in R6xx?
thargor: orkid: afaik that needs 3d
thargor: and for 3d, the docs from ati are needed
bryce: agd5f: sorry to bother you, but do you know what might cause gradient banding (bug 17094 - I posted a photo)? I'd like to dig into sorting this out but am not sure where to start. Advice would be much appreciated.
spstarr: bryce: he's bee indle for 4 hours+ :)
bryce: probably gone for the weekend, ah well
spstarr: he's been idle
spstarr: woke up from a power nap
EruditeHermit: suspend spstarr
spstarr: needs food now
spstarr: you have been overruled ;)
EruditeHermit: buggy driver
cxo: wow that asus bios really was a good idea
cxo: i got a drop of 20degC and an overclock to 950mhz
cxo: i recommend it to anyone with a reference 4870
orkid: really wow
cxo: i basically only did it cos i couldnt control the fan from linux, then i heard the Asus HD4870 Top, had a better fan profile, so i flashed the card, and the clocks went up as well
cxo: i was playing cod4 on wine with my 7600, at like 1 mission / day
cxo: i finished the entire game on windows in 2 days with the 4870
cxo: good graphics really changes the way you play a game
cxo: sigh... no updates to xf86-video-ati in weeks
spstarr: everyone's at XDS
cxo: i thought everyone was coding and not going to XDS
cxo: well at least from what i understood from phoronix.com
cxo: must really stop reading phoronix.com
cxo: what distro are you using spstarr ?
cxo: hey spstarr you were asking about dri perms
cxo: did you set it Mode 0666 in xorg.conf?