AMD Hawaii Code Published For X.Org DDX, Mesa
Phoronix: AMD Hawaii Code Published For X.Org DDX, Mesa
Just a few days after AMD published open-source Radeon kernel driver code for Hawaii, their latest-generation graphics processors, the user-space support has landed for the Mesa DRM library (libdrm), the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, recognition in the AMD LLVM GPU back-end, and the Mesa RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...
I remember a time when just getting mode-setting to work was considered a triumph for Linux, and here we complain about experimental 3D support that needs a little hackery to enable less than a month after new hardware comes out. Oh woe!
Linux hardware support is definitely getting much better :-)
And once Mesa/Gallium have finally caught up, things are going to be even better.
Originally Posted by grigi