I'm using gutsy on a macbook pro and suspend/resume seems to be stable with radeonhd (though not with fglrx). I'm not yet sure how stable but I'm trying to do everything to minimize risk of a crash since I have a mounted unjournaled HFS partition and want to avoid data corruption. On the other hand I would like to have 3d support and from what I understand the radeon driver does have some support for this.
My first question is if the radeon driver is likely to be less stable than radeonhd (especially the newest version including 3d support). Has anyone tested suspend/resume with this extensively? Second, is 3d support on the radeon sufficient to run compiz ;-> The card on my machine is a X1600 mobility.
Yes, with radeon. I thought this was what you were asking.
Sorry I wasn't very clear in my initial post. I am asking about the radeon driver but I'm not asking about the stock (older) driver so much as the newest vesion with 3d support for r5xx cards (X1000 series). I would like to know if this version has stable suspend/resume.
Since you have an older card, mattst88, I guess you're probably using an older stable version of the radeon driver. I would like to know about the bleeding edge driver. But thanks for your response ;->
Anyone using radeon with r5xx and 3-d support? If so is suspend/resume stable?
I am also using a macbook pro (X1600). I recently switched to radeon 6.9.0 with x11-drm from git (which not only includes 3d support but vblank!) and that gives me compiz with wonderful video playing capabilities: no more flickering playing video within a video _while_ using compiz, WONDERFUL.
But I can't get suspend to work.
With fglrx the trick for me was one quirk, acpi video flags s3 bios. With that I had reliable suspend/resume, from X, and with a simple
'echo -n mem > /sys/power/state'
What are you guys using with radeon to suspend on a r500? Anyone doing it on a macbook pro?