Last week the first open-source ATI R500 (Radeon X1000 series) driver had entered the world. This new driver (named the xf86-video-avivo) is very early into development, but a small set of developers have been working on reverse engineering this GPU class for the past couple of months. This driver does not yet contain any 3D functionality or support for features that most end-users expect. At this point, the driver just contains very basic initialization and set video mode support for a portion of the Radeon X1000 family. Even with this very basic R500 driver, we couldn't help but to explore the Avivo driver for the past few days.
Am assuming I didn't do anything dim when adding the id, it is an RV515 right? Am running with the 1400x1050 panel, so I guess I could try some different resolutions etc..
Yes, RV515. It works for me with 1400 x 1050. There was a git commit a few days ago that corrected it for odd resolutions (those that when divided by 64 wasn't an integer) but that should be all fixed.
Michael, can you please show me a link where we can see changes between the git commits in text form? I know projects where it says for example "fixed a bug where it could crash blabla" and then there's the code of the changes (in which I'm not interested in). Does the avivo driver project has something like that? I really am interested in the work they do from now on.