My dad has a notebook with a FireGL M7740 card, has installed Ubuntu on it, and enabled the proprietary drivers. For 3D intensive applications it works quite well, however the desktop is all choppy. I tried using the opensource driver.
Now to the opensource part :
I tried installing the opensource radeon driver from xorg-edgers, and either failed miserably or it just didn't work. Knowing my way better around Fedora (and pretty much any other distro than ubuntu) a lot better, I fired up the LiveCD, and Modesetting worked perfectly. However there was no 3D acceleration (glxinfo reported LLVMPipe as renderer). That was a surprise.
My question is : what is the status of the support of this card? I read up and discovered that it's based on the RadeonHD 4860. Knowing that the 4XXX series are quite well supported, I'm confused....
dmesg : http://pastebin.com/Rx8qDmMJ
xorg : http://pastebin.com/Vr2gBJjN
relevant lspci : 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M97 GL [ATI FirePro M7740]
This is from a Fedora 16 LiveCD, no modifications (I don't have the guts to mess with the ubuntu installation anymore).
I don't have much time atm, maybe after New Year's I could pop into #radeon
Thanks for your interest,
The driver looks like it's loaded fine in your dmesg and mesa has the pci id for your card.
Last edited by agd5f; 12-19-2011 at 11:45 AM.
You might want to set LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose and run a gl app (like glxgears). Hopefully it will tell you why you're getting software rendering.
That's what I thought, hence my great confusion :-)The driver looks like it's loaded fine in your dmesg and mesa has the pci id for your card.
Here goes :Again on the LiveUSB of Fedora 16.Code:[root@localhost liveuser]# LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxgears libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/r600_dri.so libGL error: failed to create dri screen libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so libGL: Can't open configuration file /etc/drirc: No such file or directory. libGL: Can't open configuration file /root/.drirc: No such file or directory. XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 4783 requests (4781 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Why do you try it as root?
Because it reminded me of a permissions problem I encountered several years ago... (couldn't access /dev/drm or something) Just making sure. The output was exactly the same for the regular user.Why do you try it as root?