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    Default Avivo Driver Gets Shadow FB Support

    Phoronix News: Avivo Driver Gets Shadow FB Support

    Last week we reported that version 0.1.0 of the Avivo driver would soon be released and that following day were several noteworthy commits to the driver such as new PCI IDs added and cleaning up the code. Over the weekend, Alexander Larsson has added shadow frame-buffer support. To use the Shadow frame-buffer with the Avivo driver using the latest code from git, the ShadowFB boolean option needs to be added to the device section of the xorg...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NTg5NQ

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    Wow! It is really fast now (compared to ShadowFB turned off). It is really useable now. Nice work!

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    I didn't install Fedora 7 yet (planned to do so today), but I will very soon. I might have a better experience with testing Avivo now

    If anyone has a hint for me with this problem, tell me:

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=829180

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    In the old Fedora Core days you could install KDE, GNOME, and/or XFCE all from the DVD. Ah the days when there was the "Everything" option as well to install all packages on the DVD.

    However, if you use Revisor you should be able to just master your own Fedora 7 KDE build with all the packages you want. Have you tried that approach?

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    Michael, I've never tried that. Maybe I'll give a try later.

    My "problem" is more a suggestion, because I love the default Fedora-Gnome installation with all necessary tools but you can also install all development tools to build programs. There is no such perfect way for KDE, but I read that they want to improve their KDE support in the next releases. I am awaiting a big KDE hype when KDE 4 comes out and that could give it a "kick".

    Kubuntu will not offer KDE 4 as a default until October 2008 (!), but I bet Fedora 9 will, so it is a great chance for them. I wonder how the easy codec installation in Fedora 8 will look like.

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    Okay everyone,

    I am currently running Fedora 7 with the latest avivo driver on my ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512. It does not start X when I set a proper resolution (it is 1360x768, I want 1280x1024) and my monitor keeps telling me that is uses wrong HorizSync and VertRefresh settings (I configured both in the xorg.conf and can chose them, but X server just crashes).

    But I have no other screen corruption like these weird screenshots Michael did some days ago (btw. I am using KDE).

    And when I enabled ShadowFB, the 2D performance was so much better. It is as good as fglrx now, well if not better, because everything is buttersmooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Okay everyone,

    I am currently running Fedora 7 with the latest avivo driver on my ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512. It does not start X when I set a proper resolution (it is 1360x768, I want 1280x1024) and my monitor keeps telling me that is uses wrong HorizSync and VertRefresh settings (I configured both in the xorg.conf and can chose them, but X server just crashes).

    But I have no other screen corruption like these weird screenshots Michael did some days ago (btw. I am using KDE).

    And when I enabled ShadowFB, the 2D performance was so much better. It is as good as fglrx now, well if not better, because everything is buttersmooth.
    Did you try using xrandr to change the resolution or to specify the modes in your xorg.conf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Michael, I've never tried that. Maybe I'll give a try later.

    My "problem" is more a suggestion, because I love the default Fedora-Gnome installation with all necessary tools but you can also install all development tools to build programs. There is no such perfect way for KDE, but I read that they want to improve their KDE support in the next releases. I am awaiting a big KDE hype when KDE 4 comes out and that could give it a "kick".

    Kubuntu will not offer KDE 4 as a default until October 2008 (!), but I bet Fedora 9 will, so it is a great chance for them. I wonder how the easy codec installation in Fedora 8 will look like.
    KDE 4 should be default in F8.

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    Did you try using xrandr to change the resolution
    No.

    or to specify the modes in your xorg.conf?
    Yes, I could chose them after that in kcontrol and in settings-fedora-display, but it would hang X on restart.

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    And when I enabled ShadowFB, the 2D performance was so much better.
    really? hwo much difference does it make?

    i'm anxiously waiting for xv. but that's not going to happen anytime soon.

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