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    Just tried it on my notebook (AMD APU E-350). Works. That thing is clean from fglrx now.

    Next up: my Radeon HD 6870 desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElderSnake View Post
    so does that mean I need to update the firmware files at all?

    Anyhow my first test didnt go so well. It seems to initialise the power settings, but after a few seconds in X, it has some panic attack and I have a garbled screen which slowly turns whiter and whiter...like its frosting up lol.

    Still working out how to provide more information, if I boot into single user mode it's fine... just when I get into X. Rebooting into my previous 3.9.3 kernel and all is normal.

    EDIT: Reinstalling my distro firmware and removing the smc files fixed it. Sort of. At first boot the freeze and "frosting up" happens, however from what I could see in the console screen at bootup, it fails to activate UVD or some such, then does a soft reset on the GPU. Then it continues on.

    Hmm. Anyway, it's working! My temps are below 60c for the first time using the FOSS drivers Thank you!!

    EDIT2:


    That's the error itself, guess it's the Unified Video Decoder.
    I get the same 'frosting' screen here. But mine happens when modesetting was supposed to occur, really early in the boot process. Systemd does not even log anything on the failed boot.

    However, I am on a Mobility radeon 3650 (rv670), and I just noticed that the firmware for this card is 'r600' which was last updated in 2009. So my question is:
    Any idead when/if there will be a new firmware available for this card?

    Regardless, this is a major breakthru for AMD. Kudos to all the devs that made this possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzov View Post
    hi, where find a kernel patched or patch apply to kernel???
    thanks
    RS880 running cool and quiet. Fantastic! I'm just waiting for UVD to be enabled for the chipset.

    Here's what I did:

    Clone Alex's drm-next tree.
    Code:
    git clone git://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/linux/
    Checkout the remote drm-next-wip-5 branch.
    Code:
    git checkout -b drm-next-3.11-wip-5 remotes/origin/drm-next-3.11-wip-5
    Build as normal.

    Remember, make sure you get an update for drm, mesa, and display driver.

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    Thanks try now

    Quote Originally Posted by GDJacobs View Post
    RS880 running cool and quiet. Fantastic! I'm just waiting for UVD to be enabled for the chipset.

    Here's what I did:

    Clone Alex's drm-next tree.
    Code:
    git clone git://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/linux/
    Checkout the remote drm-next-wip-5 branch.
    Code:
    git checkout -b drm-next-3.11-wip-5 remotes/origin/drm-next-3.11-wip-5
    Build as normal.

    Remember, make sure you get an update for drm, mesa, and display driver.

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    OK.

    Notebook: AMD APU E-350 (Radeon HD 6310): DPM works, but UVD fails
    Desktop: AMD Radeon HD 6870: DPM works, but UVD fails aswell. Also, there seems to be a short GPU lockup during boot, then resumes normally

    Also, DPM doesn't just work, it's works excellently. My desktop is usually loud as shit with the opensource drivers, so even if it was just slightly worse than Catalyst, I would notice instantly. But it's completely quiet.

    So yeah, UVD fails on both but I am sure that'll get fixed soon enough and it's not *that* important to me. The opensource drivers are amazing compared to fglrx.

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    i remove from rc.local
    cho dynpm > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method
    # echo profile > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method
    # echo mid > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile
    this command????


    vincenzo@AthlonII-X4-640:/usr/src/linux$ git checkout -b drm-next-3.11-wip-5 remotes/origin/drm-next-3.11-wip-5
    Checking out files: 100% (36879/36879), done.
    Branch drm-next-3.11-wip-5 set up to track remote branch drm-next-3.11-wip-5 from origin.
    Last edited by Vincenzov; 06-29-2013 at 11:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    OK.

    Notebook: AMD APU E-350 (Radeon HD 6310): DPM works, but UVD fails
    Desktop: AMD Radeon HD 6870: DPM works, but UVD fails aswell. Also, there seems to be a short GPU lockup during boot, then resumes normally

    Also, DPM doesn't just work, it's works excellently. My desktop is usually loud as shit with the opensource drivers, so even if it was just slightly worse than Catalyst, I would notice instantly. But it's completely quiet.

    So yeah, UVD fails on both but I am sure that'll get fixed soon enough and it's not *that* important to me. The opensource drivers are amazing compared to fglrx.
    OK, at least on my desktop (Radeon HD 6870), it does not increase the clocks in demanding 3D games, resulting in a bad performance in them. I read there are known issues with the 6xxx, is this one of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzov View Post
    i remove from rc.local
    cho dynpm > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method
    # echo profile > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method
    # echo mid > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile
    this command????
    No, this isn't necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzov View Post
    vincenzo@AthlonII-X4-640:/usr/src/linux$ git checkout -b drm-next-3.11-wip-5 remotes/origin/drm-next-3.11-wip-5
    Checking out files: 100% (36879/36879), done.
    Branch drm-next-3.11-wip-5 set up to track remote branch drm-next-3.11-wip-5 from origin.
    Right, now you have to build the kernel as you would from any other source tree.

    I forgot to mention that you have to update the firmware in /lib/firmware/radeon as well as add the argument dpm=1 for the radeon module (or radeon.dpm=1 for grub).

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    installed drm-next saucy kernel in raring and it's working fine.

    Code:
    [    1.545838] [drm] radeon: dpm initialized
    can't compile vmware modules in 3.10 though :-/

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    OK i have try.
    With radeon 6450 bad screen , not start kde.
    With radeon 5450 it's ok

    vincenzo@AthlonII-X4-640:~$ sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/radeon_pm_info
    [sudo] password for vincenzo:
    cat: /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/radeon_pm_info: File o directory non esistente
    vincenzo@AthlonII-X4-640:~$ sudo cat /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method
    dpm
    vincenzo@AthlonII-X4-640:~$

    But with vdpau crush a pc.

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