Is that supposed to indicate support? That you could try a bunch of configurations until you find one that works?!?
At least, the comparative Nvidia cards work when the driver is installed correctly and the support is consistent.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try those options when I find time. The log indicates that DynamicGating is active:
However, if those options exist, then it would be wise to document them in the radeon manpage; the current one (I'm on 6.12.4) still only lists DynamicClocks.Code:Static power management enable success Dynamic clock gating enable success
Another thread, same story: I use Debian Lenny, catalyst still works for my X1600 mobility, temperature and fan are a lot better than any recent linux distribution with open source drivers. I wouldn't need any performance for my driver, only low power usage. I'm sure one day I'll get it from the open source driver, but until then it's Lenny for me! Not everybody needs the newest and greatest (and most unstable )
Looks like the power management code went in after the 6.12 branch was created (the branch is based on 6.12.2), so you won't have that code in 6.12.4 either. Check to see if your distro has a package available to give you a newer version of the driver built from master rather than the 6.12 branch.
bridgman, I have 2 questions:
1. Does KMS-based power saving apply to desktop cards or is it a feature just for mobile cards?
2. Will the amount of power saved match fglrx's powerplay?