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    Default Open-Source ATI Driver Nears New Release

    Phoronix: Open-Source ATI Driver Nears New Release

    Alex Deucher has announced a new release candidate for the next xf86-video-ati driver release. The xf86-video-ati 6.11 release has a major rework when it comes to the display output code along with a memory corruption fix for the ATI RS780 memory controller...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzA1NA

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    I suppose this doesn't support 3D for HD4xxx boards yet?

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    That's certainly what I want know. I'm guessing not, otherwise it would have said so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    I suppose this doesn't support 3D for HD4xxx boards yet?
    <(((((<(

    For HD4XXX there is current only HW Accel on a dev branch.

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    Oh, quit whining, I had to wait 2 years for 3d! Besides, it's the other driver which will implement 3d for your boards first.

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    3D support is actually handled by the mesa and drm drivers, not radeon/radeonhd. The radeon/radeonhd drivers just need to initialize the drm and support the dri protocol to co-exist with the 3D driver, and that support is already there.

    Mesa is the "missing link" for 3D on 6xx/7xx right now - and is what we're working on now.

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    http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

    got updated today as well.

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    Nice to see the open source driver progressing. Hoping for a release soon with some fixes for R500-corruption issues when using EXA acceleration (yes, the bugs have all been filed ).

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