I don't think that's right. Information ABOUT the thermal / fan controllers is stored in AtomBIOS and agd5f has pushed the headers required to interpret that information, but AtomBIOS does not contain drivers for the controllers. The BIOS does often initialize the controller at boot so there may be some code in there but AFAIK that code is not set up as an independent "call me" driver.
When I think of space ships and ufos' I think about Apple.
Maybe in the future Apple finally wins. We end up stuck with brushed-metal spaceships and helvetica text.
I really hope that isn't the case.
I hope there is a Microsoft planet that is secretly fighting these grey space men. It's almost as if you could make a game. But the Apple faction is strictly limited in it's choice of ships and upgrades.
Starcraft. yes, Linux would be the Zerg, lots of complicated upgrade paths.
Apple would be the protos with their expensive upgrades and units.
Microsoft could be the humans with their easy upgrades and fast generated units.
Yes, please tell them, that with intel graphics, usually comes intel CPU.
Anyway, today I am happy with 2.6.32 and Mesa 7.7. 3D worked after arch linux update, and went flawlessy(Q3 engines,Google Earth,Compiz). There are bugs here and there, but I know it is a matter of time. Keep the good work AMD, and I will support you. In january I am going to get myself AMD based PC,..again :) Congratz.
Yes, back to earth and the topic ;)
What's the status o the PowerPlay stuff in opensource drivers? I'm currently using fglrx. My laptop's getting bit hot when the Ati card is doing something intensive while also taxing the CPU.
I'm willing to switch to open source drivers, though. Is there any hope of the PowerPlay stuff (apart from putting my GPU core to constant lowest clock) getting it's way into 2.6.33? What other features are pushed into 2.6.33 that aren't in 2.6.32?
I have an X600 RV380, radeon from git, kernel-2.6.32, KMS-disabled, dual head and set a permanent low power state in xorg.conf. Works fine for me, Google Earth and video playback work.
Never looked back at fglrx after the devs introduced basic power saving features for my card.