ATI Radeon KMS Leaves Staging Area In 2.6.33
Phoronix: ATI Radeon KMS Leaves Staging Area In 2.6.33
David Airlie has called upon Linus to pull in a new set of DRM patches for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, which should land with the Linux 2.6.33-rc7 release. These graphics patches for the Linux kernel bring a few fixes for TTM, Radeon DisplayPort tweaks, r600 blit mutex, and support for the VMware graphics driver with older versions of the VMware Workstation...
Originally Posted by phoronix
Hooookay. Will RD890GX/880G chipsets be Evergreen? They should be here within a few months. Will there be even preliminary native kernel Evergreen support by then? Inquiring minds want to know...
Word is out that RD890 aka. 890GX aka. Dorado aka. Radeon 4290 is an 80SP DX10.1 part, which would fit with the RV710 (Radeon 4350) 3D specs.
Originally Posted by pipe13
According to leaked specs it supports 4 outputs (simultaneously?), so the "2D" part might be Evergreen based.
So assuming that power management makes it in .34 the major thing left seems to be G3D. Any word on what we might get that to a level like we currently have with the free "classic" mesa drivers?
It sounds to me like r300g is very close. It would be nice if someone from Fedora could chime in with their thoughts on when they might provide an experimental package like they did with r600 support, because I don't think any of the other distros are going to use it first.
Originally Posted by bash
From what hardware news sites are saying, it doesn't look like 880G/890GX will be Evergreen-based. All the slides seem to say DX10 or DX10.1, which suggests the R600/R700 generation.
It's quite common for AMD embedded GPUs to use last-gen 3D technology, coupled with the latest ouput support, UVD, etc. which would require the r800 modesetting support even if the Mesa 3D code only required a few updates from r700.
Originally Posted by Ex-Cyber
*dances like a madman in the laboratory here*
Finally! Officially! Oh please, Linus, give us a stable 2.6.33 release!
Thanks AMD/free devs!
Now it just needs power management (which would've been one of my primary concerns since my passively cooled 3870 becomes quite hot wo. PM) and some more ... but hey, I'll soon be able to enjoy KMS. Awesome. (that means goodbye tricky fb console setup, right?)
I hope my userland will be ready for this soon enough.
Yeah, 2.6.33 plus Mesa 7.8 is going to rock!
It's working very good here (except to problems mentioned by RealNC), but it will start rocking when Gallium3D will be ready :>
Originally Posted by madbiologist