Nightwulf|work: hi all
FloBo: anyone know why the radeonhd driver use 1400x1050 as an inertial mode even if the monitor cant display it ?
Gnu_Raiz: Anyone know if I can use custom modelines I need 1680X1050 resolution.
Gnu_Raiz: default is only 1024x768, would be nice to be native resolution.
adamk: Gnu_Raiz, Sure... Add the modeline to the Monitor section of your xorg.conf file and then use the "PreferredMode" option in the monitor section to specify the mode you want.
adamk: You can also use xrandr to add modes and bind them to ports after X is up and running.
Gnu_Raiz: thanks, I read that modelines are obsolete, but for some reason I cant get the native resolution.
Gnu_Raiz: I will try that when I upgrade my driver.
Gnu_Raiz: how does the driver work under Opensolaris?
Gnu_Raiz: I dual boot Opensolars with fedora 9, and vista, mostly use FC9.
adamk: Gnu_Raiz, Sorry, I can't say. Haven't tried it.
Griffon26: Hi guys, I'm still experiencing some mode switching problems that a friend of mine with a practically identical system is not experiencing. I can do tests and provide all sorts of info if you want. What I've noticed so far is that an assertion in the driver fails because MC is not idle.
Griffon26: hmm.. was that message clipped?
Griffon26: I'm using the one from git (last pulled last night) and I didn't find anything similar in bugzilla.
jabbas: hello guys :)
jabbas: anyone know how to make DRI work on 4870 with radeonhd? or maybe it's not implemented yet?
matteo: not implemented yet
jabbas: even on HEAD from git? :(
Griffon26: I'll settle for mode switching & 2d accel =)
adamk_: jabbas, Nope.
adamk_: Not for a little while yet.
jabbas: okie, thanks for the info
rah: is there a particular reason why my HD4850 would start running significantly hotter with the radeonhd driver as opposed to the fglrx driver?
Dead2: rah: radeonhd har no powermanagement for r600/r700 cards yet
yangman: rah: power management isn't implemented yet. it's probably initializing with all the hardware-controlled powersave features off
rah: is that likely to be implemented any time soon?
yangman: I've heard it's the next priority item after 3D for r600/r700
rah: is that likely to be implemented any time soon? :P
yangman: who knows. 3D is turning out to be tricky, and power management in general is currently a known-unknown
yangman: 08:10 < bridgman> yep - what I don't know today is how much of power mgmt is covered by the bios; modesetting is "yes", acceleration is "no", and power management seems to be "some but not all"
yangman: 08:10 < bridgman> anyways, we'll find out
yangman: that's what bridgman said a couple days ago
rah: I see
rah: I assume by "we'll find out," bridgman is referring to getting docs from AMD?
yangman: he means he'll find out from the folks that already know
yangman: he's the one in charge of the open documentation
rah: he's an AMD employee?
rah: I see
yangman: if you're willing to contribute code and time, I'm sure it'd be very much welcomed
rah: I'm willing but not really able :/
rah: as in, time is already constrained as it is
zhasha: Hiya guys, just want to know if this is a known bug:
zhasha: whenever i have an application render to the screen, such as a gl game, Xv, or even gecko sometimes, from 2cm from the left, small lines of corruption pop up on the panel
zhasha: ive tried to take a screenshot, however it seems to be on the panel only
yangman: zhasha: I think it's known, but maybe not formally reported. Look through bugzilla, and feel free to create a new bug if it's not already reported
yangman: I get the same sort of corruption as well. goes away after switching VTs
zhasha: It happens with radeon as well. It's kinda weird :P
zhasha: for me it's just like a flicker, if i stop the renderer itll go away
yangman: yeah, those too
colyte: Using radeonhd 1.2.1 with xorg-server 1.4.2 gets me a black screen on my laptop. Any ideas. xorg.0.log doesnt report anything as bad. Any ideas?
colyte: the x server is even running, there's just blackness.
yangman: colyte: 1.2.1 is very old. depending on your video card, a fairly recent git snapshot is required
colyte: mobility radeon 3470..
yangman: yeah, you'd want as new of a snapshot as possible
yangman: lots of modesetting quirks with that line
colyte: yangman: will radeonhd be able to make it so the 3470 card can play back 720p content just fine? (Tearing/hickup wise)
yangman: that'd depend on your media player. video acceleration isn't implemented for that card yet
yangman: FWIW, I used to play 720p content without issues on my X1300 before video acceleration was available for anything
colyte: tried it with fglrx with this card, no success. no reports of any failures from either xine nor mplayer.
yangman: I can't comment on fglrx. haven't used it since last year, I think
colyte: arch unfortunately have no git packages for radeonhd tho, a shame.
yangman: roll your own
yangman: or just pull from git
yangman: anyways, gl. there should be enough info in the wiki page to get you started.