Nightwulf|work: hi all
cire: moin wolf
cire: sorry, wrong channel again
Zajec: problem with git? http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/driver/xf86-video-radeonhd
egbert: yeah, i've seen this before.
egbert: git is working. only gitweb is broken.
ndim: egbert: Couldn't we augment the "static const OptionInfoRec RHDOptions" code such that we have a
ndim: /* the following options are developer-only and should not be documented in the man page */
egbert: ndim, this exists already: OPTION_ATOMBIOS, /* only for testing, don't document in man page! */
egbert: in the RHDOpts enum.
egbert: if you want you can copy this to copy this to the OptionInfoRec list.
ndim: OK, I'll do that.
Zajec: how can i switch to hdmi audio branch?
Zajec: i used "git-checkout -b origin/HDMI-Audio" but i do not see any "audio" message in "git log"...
Zajec: ahh i should use -m :)
yangman: git branch --track HDMI-Audio origin/HDMI
yangman: this creates a local HDMI-Audio branch that tracks the one on freedesktop
Zajec: nice, thanks
Zajec: how should I expect HDMI Audio to work?
Zajec: will this be a copy of every sound from my computer?
Zajec: restarts X
Zajec: uh, origin/HDMI-Audio seems to be based on too old vesrsion :|
Zajec: screen corrupted using this one branch
yangman: Zajec: it hasn't been touched in months
Zajec: will try to apply HDMI-Audio patch to master...
yangman: iirc, it mostly enables the sound parts of the card. a new enough version of ALSA is needed to actuall make it work
Zajec: yangman: no problem, have 2.6.27-rc5
Zajec: will just update user-space Alsa
Zajec: nah, patch doesn't apply to current master
Zajec: 11 failed hunks
fistandandelus: would anyone be willing to help with diagonal tearing?
yangman: fistandandelus: there's no way to tweak it, if that's what you mean
fistandandelus: you mean thats it, radeonhd users are stuck with diagonal tearing?
MostAwesomeDude: fistandandelus: Be more specific. When/where does it happen?
yangman: not so much stuck as there aren't known workarounds
fistandandelus: sorry, everytime i try to run anything in wine..that is of course unless i set my resolution lower...then everything looks strange
yangman: video? game? plain apps?
fistandandelus: games, videos are...alright
fistandandelus: i means total tearing, hardcore distortion
MostAwesomeDude: fistandandelus: Which video card?
fistandandelus: i have HD 3870
MostAwesomeDude: So no acceleration yet.
fistandandelus: really? it works with deus x if i set my res lower, and quake 3 arena works really well
MostAwesomeDude: fistandandelus: You're using radeonhd? You sure?
MostAwesomeDude: There's *no* 3D acceleration yet for the HD 3870 unless you're using fglrx.
fistandandelus: thats what im using
MostAwesomeDude: And fglrx *does* tear diagonally.
MostAwesomeDude: ( >&)
ndim: Zajec: Did you get somewhere with that HDMI-Audio thing?
MostAwesomeDude: fistandandelus: If you want fglrx help, try #ati. This is the channel for radeonhd.
yangman: fistandandelus: radeonhd the driver
fistandandelus: i understand..well in anycase how it the open source driver coming along, other than no 3d?
yangman: MostAwesomeDude: also, awesome emoticon. I'm stealing it :p
MostAwesomeDude: yangman: :3
MostAwesomeDude: fistandandelus: Just fine. Pretty much everything else left is acceleration, and we're getting docs soon.
fistandandelus: it is supposed to be comparable to windows accel within the forseeable future? Im fairly new to linux and have been cutting my teeth slaving over several distors...but ultimately id love to leave windows altogether
fistandandelus: oh and assusimg i wanted to switch drivers, how would i go about that?
MostAwesomeDude: Well, it's getting better daily. We're tryin' to make it better as much as we can.
Zajec: ndim: yes, i rebased it
Zajec: ndim: but i can not play anything using hdmi :| mplayer allows -ao alsa:devide=hw=1.3 but i do not hear anything
ndim: I see.
ndim: the code "needs work", then :)
Zajec: how can i know which version of alsa in included in 2.6.27-rc5?
Obscene_CNN: is like a kid waiting for christmas morning when it comes to getting 780 3d support into radeonhd.......
Obscene_CNN: I know someone that is developing a CAD package that uses OpenGL extensively.
Obscene_CNN: even his fonts are going to be displayed using triangles
yangman: except you know exactly when Christmas is ;)
Obscene_CNN: well, xmas is less than 4 months away and someone mentioned we might see initial 3d support for the 780 in 2 months
yangman: bah, it's all speculation
Obscene_CNN: So in two months it will be like a kid getting a lego set one brick a week :)
Obscene_CNN: hmmmm..... what a wonderful evil way to give my nephews a lego set :D
CTho: would radeonhd reduce the heat output of my r600? with fglrx it heats the room up even when it should be idle
yangman: CTho: no. power management features aren't implemented yet
CTho: oh :-(
yangman: there are some experimental power management code implemented in radeon, but it's only confirmed to work for r5xx chips
yangman: it's turning out to be tricky, and all the main devs are currently occupied on other tasks
CTho: I'm using fglrx and radeontool doesn't successfully force the card into low-power mode, which is a shame, and aticonfig says powerplay and overdrive arent supported
CTho: i'm wondering if using the 8-pin power cable (Which supposedly is required for overclocking) might enable that
yangman: I have no idea, unfortuantely
yangman: don't own a r6xx discreet card (or a desktop, for that matter) and not particularily interested in overclocking
CTho: sure, i was hoping that the overclocking features might enable manual underclocking too
z3ro: CTho: afaik the "overdrive" feature is only supported by fglrx on newer hardware (works on this card, which is some r6xx)
CTho: so it still may not support r600?
CTho: that's disappointing - in windows, the card idles without heating up the room ;)
z3ro: fglrx should support overdrive on r6xx cards.
CTho: $ aticonfig --odgt
CTho: ERROR - ATI Overdrive(TM) is not supported on the Default Adapter - ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
z3ro: hmm maybe that particular card doesn't support it then.
z3ro: kind of strange though. this cheap 2400 does.
Soul_keeper: the 3870 is r6xx right ?
RTFM_FTW: 3870 is RV670
RTFM_FTW: so yes its R6xx
Soul_keeper: that response was almost as fast as google, excellent work RTFM_FTW :)