For many people includign me, with R6xx+, Ubuntu 9.10 doesn't work at all at the moment.
Ah yes, looks like the Intel KMS drm is still being loaded automatically even if you're running with non-Intel graphics. Blacklisting the Intel drivers and updating the initramfs then rebooting allowed the drm to start properly and then everything worked. Thanks !
EDIT - just remembered something -- I noticed you mentioned that Google Earth wasn't working well -- it seems to run fine if you run it from the command line with vblank_mode=0.
Last edited by bridgman; 09-16-2009 at 04:20 PM.
You mean mesa?
Mesa built with "r600" included in the --with-dri-drivers= option string...
... might be easier/better to patch in the r600 drm bits.
Does that maybe mean that U devs do not use R600 hardware to test
Or that they're all secretly running Kanotix and only pretending to install Ubuntu. I don't know.
The most likely explanation is that the release is still in development. The impact of always loading the Intel KMS drm seems to go a lot further than 6xx/7xx hardware:
Last edited by bridgman; 09-16-2009 at 07:29 PM.
That would be really nice. They patched in the kernel bits needed for EXA/Xv in the last build, but I have a feeling that they'll stick with pure software Mesa in Karmic.... might be easier/better to patch in the r600 drm bits.
Yeah, it looks like they're patching mesa to not include it at the moment.They shouldn't be shipping the r600 3D driver without the proper drm bits.
..or test that hardware with only fglrx?Does that maybe mean that U devs do not use R600 hardware to test
Because they use absolutely stupid code - did not install U nor did i test kms on intel, but the code which loads em is really easy to find even when you just test the live image:
Look at my comments.