i found this bit interesting
http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-dri...ry/008479.html6.12.0 will be soon to follow with accel support for r6xx/r7xx chips
how soon is soon
Phoronix: xf86-video-ati 6.11.0 Driver Released
Just a week ago there was a new release candidate for the xf86-video-ati driver, but today the ATI 6.11.0 driver has been officially unveiled. Worth noting in this open-source X.Org driver update is a CRTC/output/encoder rework and Render extension repeat mode fixes...
Hopefully this one together with newest drm will not hardfreeze my system like it does with every driver version so far on my RV770Pro. RadeonHD works fine. agd5f said he fixed severals hangs if you have got both updated (radeon/drm), so I assume it will.
3D acceleration for RV770? I'm still dreaming it would come true...
Any progress on power management for laptop chips?
Yep. The core power management info for 5xx is already out and devs are starting to work on various implementations; we still need to write up the corresponding info for 6xx/7xx. The 7xx mobile parts are just hitting the market now (M9x) but there are 6xx mobile GPUs out there now (M7x and M8x).
Are the chip family names intentionally different from the card/chipset family names, to confuse competitors? It's sure confusing me.
What GPU family is in my Puma laptop, with HD3450? Which rev of these drivers has the most complete support for it now?