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    Phoronix: This Is What Started AMD's Open-Source Strategy

    While AMD's open-source strategy was announced on Phoronix on 7 September 2007, it was on 17 September of the same year that the Novell/SUSE developers did their first public release of their xf86-video-radeonhd driver. This was the X.Org driver created by the Novell Linux engineers in months prior for R500 and R600 GPUs. Here is some special reading -- a letter that was volleyed from Novell to AMD that kicked off this entire process -- to celebrate what would have been the fourth birthday of this open-source Linux driver.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16435

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    Ok, now forward that email to nvidia.

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    now make a good an fast drivers so i can play quake live on 4850 on open drivers... now it is 60 fps, but screen is choppy.

    i can use my computer as beta test machine

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    All I would like is power management, especially for my E-350-based notebook...

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    All I would like is power management, especially for my E-350-based notebook...
    active power management isn't the problem its the default setting that its the problem.

    "high" mode as a default hurt the most people

    KDE for example can turn of 3D desktop if a full screen game starts why not turn the power management profile to high if a full screen game starts ?

    or yes in my point of view it makes no sense to dev a open source driver but not the automatic power management.

    in real you can't only use passive cooled cards for the open source driver but there is no passive cooled notebook at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    active power management isn't the problem its the default setting that its the problem.
    You're wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    "high" mode as a default hurt the most people
    Yeah, but dynpm/low are too buggy to be default, so there's nothing we can do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    KDE for example can turn of 3D desktop if a full screen game starts why not turn the power management profile to high if a full screen game starts ?
    That's what dynpm will do in the future (clock dependend on the workload). It's not really working yet. And low has problems even on the desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    or yes in my point of view it makes no sense to dev a open source driver but not the automatic power management.
    Power Management is hard to do but I agree its priority should be higher than it is right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    in real you can't only use passive cooled cards for the open source driver but there is no passive cooled notebook at all.
    Not sure if serious...? Power management is important because of the power consumption. The fan in my subnotebook is quiet enough (totally different story with my desktop, powered by a 6870).

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