I have a Mobility Radeon 5400 Series Card, will this also affect me?
I really can't wait to fully switch to the free Radeon Drivers...
My current situation is that the free Drivers keep my fans spinning on my Laptop due to heat generation, therefore I am using the Proprietary ones.
I have tried nearly everything to reduce the heat, but nothing ever worked (Options like ForceLowPowerMode/ClockGating/DynamicPM/etc).
I guess my main question is, what will it improve?
Actually I got another question... when will the free Radeon Drivers be usable with Wine?
The last time I tried, I couldn't get 3D Acceleration working through wine, at least that's what DXDiag told me.
Damn, this got me exited again!
Keep it up AMD!
It works like a charm, dxdiag completes all Graphics related tests via. the Radeon Drivers perfectly.
The 64 Bit Snake has bitten me once again... I should have known this.
Now I'm off to tackle the Heat once more!
The power management options you mentioned mostly sound obsolete -- all the PM code is in the kernel these days rather than the X driver. Take a look at the following link and see if that helps :
The dynpm options still has problems on a lot of systems, so try the profile approach first. Either low or mid should reduce the heat -- mid is the best option if your VBIOS includes a "mid" profile.
other high complex 3D games like ARMA2 also run with the radeon driver but wine can not handle the mouse and keyboard input.
in other words its your configuration.
try to use wine tricks and install the directX dll's also try to use a radeon version with s3tc support and install the s3tc lib also try to use a radeon version with patented stuff enabled like the floading point graphic.
There are 1 platforms.
There are 1 GPU devices.
radeon: The kernel rejected CS, see dmesg for more information.
pi = 0.000000
[ 424.341250] radeon 0000:01:00.0: evergreen_surface_check_linear_aligned:209 cb pitch 8 invalid must be aligned with 128
[ 424.341254] radeon 0000:01:00.0: evergreen_cs_track_validate_cb:422 cb invalid (0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000010 0x04000134)
[ 424.341257] radeon 0000:01:00.0: evergreen_packet3_check:2110 invalid cmd stream 628
[ 424.341259] [drm:radeon_cs_ib_chunk] *ERROR* Invalid command stream !