RV770 Support Added To RadeonHD Driver
Phoronix: RV770 Support Added To RadeonHD Driver
The Novell developers behind the xf86-video-radeonhd driver have yet to receive their hardware samples from AMD for the Radeon HD 4850 or Radeon HD 4870, but there is already AtomBIOS-based support for these next-generation graphics processors. This open-source driver now has basic mode-setting support, but the 2D and 3D work is still to come.
which driver for amd/ati hd3200 (780G) chipset
Hi, I'm using the vesa driver for the amd/ati hd3200 (780G) chipset (Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H mobo). The problem I have is extremely heavy CPU use by Xorg, whenever any action is done (move a window, open an application, watch a dvd, etc). CPU use may go beyond 100%. I don't use Compiz or any 3D stuff. I mean, I am doing just usual plain 2D work. The problem is worst in KDE 3.5 compared to Gnome.
Please can you explain me: is this due to lack of 2D hardware acceleration by the vesa driver? I installed the newest proprietary ATI driver (v 8.6) and the Xorg CPU use was even worst than vesa, so I reverted to vesa again. However, vesa driver does not allow me to get the full screen resolution. Am I doing something wrong or the drivers are still unfinished even at 2D? Is there any driver that fully support this chipset?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H mobo connected to a digital Acer 22"
AMD AThlon X2 64 5000+
4G DDR2 800MHZ