Nightwulf|work: hi all
sharkbyte: I have difficulties to find information about how the new driver is supporting multi-monitoring (eyefinity) on linux.
yangman: sharkbyte: theoretically would just work, but afaik evergreen support is only in radeon KMS atm
sharkbyte: :( . Sorry, but KMS means kernel-mode-settings, right? So there is no "driver"? Please excuse this silly questions.
yangman: kernel mode setting, yes
yangman: there's still drivers involved
sharkbyte: ok i get that (google was more helpfull than expected) So i guess i am at the wrong place to ask further questions. Thx yangman
yangman: try #radeon. it's more active there anyway
sharkbyte: thy yangman! n8!
wswartz: Do I need anything other that "HDMI" "all" and "Audio" "true" to get HDMI audio working?
wswartz: I get nothing. Everything says the device is there, but I hear nothing.
wswartz: I got it working (Git).
wswartz: Can the RV710 handle 7.1 LPCM?
wswartz: This seems to be the belief.
dae: hi folks. i have a 5970 in my machine - is this supported by the latest radeonhd drivers?
airlied: radeon has got basic modesetting support,
dae: to clarify, i don't care about 3d, i just want 2d
dae: i'm considering buying a cheap 2d card just for linux :/
airlied: the no still applies wrt to radeonhd
dae: ok, thanks anyway. i guess i'm going to have to figure out if i can compile an older X to get the proprietory drivers working
airlied: dae: radeon does it
airlied: if you use radeon from git
dae: ok, i'll give that a try first
dae: i haven't compiled xorg before - is it enough to compile the driver, or do I need to recompile everything?
dae: i'm running xorg 7.1 on debian unstable
dae: my other concern is cooling - the 5970 runs very hot when in vesa mode presumably because the bios is not spinning the fan adequately
dae: that or the card is running at full speed. the proprietory drivers run it much cooler
dae: i imagine the oss drivers can't help with that at the moment
agd5f: dae: there's an option with ums radeon driver to run the card at reduced clocks
agd5f: Option "ForceLowPowerMode" "True"
dae: that sounds nice
agd5f: usermode modesetting
agd5f: as opposed to kms (kernel modesetting)
dae: ah, i see
dae: thanks for the help. i'll idle here while i do some research
dae: sorry, one last question - my main monitor is actually a tv running with dvi>hdmi, and the vesa settings run with 15% underscan
dae: in the proprietory driver i can turn off the underscan and get the rest of the screen back - is that possible somehow with the oss drivers too?