Hi, I'm on gentoo64 and I just got a X1650 (RV535) card from recomendations here : http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10982
Now I'm a software developer myself, so I dont mind getting my hands dirty, but there's a few things I was wondering about.
1 : Is there any way to get tvout + pal working on my card? Running current git of the radeon driver I get:
And xrandr shows nothing interesting, ripping out the part in the code that disables it, I can see s-video showing up, and it detects resolutions, but enabling them does nothing (some flickering on tv + main monitor).
(II) RADEON(0): Skipping TV-Out
2 : Is there a mirror of xorg git? I've been trying to build git xorg-server+mesa+xf86-video-ati for 2-3 days now, and it always screws up somewhere. Right now I can't checkout git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xcb, I get "fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly" when I try. I'd really like to get compiz working, and I'm fairly sure I can do so without problems if I can only get the code
3 : Can I run a framebuffer + working (with compiz) X without difficulties? It's something I couldn't do with my nvidia card, I tried compiling in support for everything and rebooting, but the FB didn't kick in, it worked on my R200 card, did I miss something or should this not be working?