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Thread: ETA on Evergreen support from Radeon?

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    Default ETA on Evergreen support from Radeon?

    Just wondering, I'm considering buying one soon to replace my R700 (want to get rid of Crossfire without losing performance in Windows) and would like to avoid fglrx if possible.

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    Hopefully shouldn't take too long once I get the hardware. Modesetting should be pretty quick. Accel may take a bit longer.

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    Is that days, weeks, months? Accel isn't essential for my Linux install but I'd obviously need modesetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agd5f View Post
    Hopefully shouldn't take too long once I get the hardware. Modesetting should be pretty quick. Accel may take a bit longer.
    Any news?

    Diego

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    VGA modesetting is working, but digital outputs aren't working yet. Don't know if it's worth pushing the current code, thoughts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    VGA modesetting is working, but digital outputs aren't working yet. Don't know if it's worth pushing the current code, thoughts ?
    That's a tough one. VGA's better than nothing, but how many people who use digital-only will just assume that it's broken? Mind you, right now it doesn't work at all.... I say push it. Most people would probably rather *temporarily* having to use an analog cable than have it not work at all.

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    Thanks for the update.

    I was planning to buy a more powerful card once the OSS driver support improves for the r7xx generation, and now I'm considering going directly to r8xx. I'm hoping that the porting will be relatively straight-forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    VGA modesetting is working, but digital outputs aren't working yet. Don't know if it's worth pushing the current code, thoughts ?
    Pushing doesn't hurt, so push it!

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    it would have been cool if 57xx modesetting had been commited two days ago - just barely beating fglrx

    Actually, the amount of people buying a top-notch GPU and connecting it to an old VGA monitor should be low. I don't think the additional work for cleanup and commit is justified yet. Do keep us informed though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    VGA modesetting is working, but digital outputs aren't working yet. Don't know if it's worth pushing the current code, thoughts ?
    Depends how far away the digital output support is.

    Any chance of (even a very rough) timeframe on that?

    - New 5770 owner

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