Re: kernel 2.6 X11 and radeon M7500
On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 15:01, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Has anyone else experienced problems with kernel 2.6, X11 and radeon
> M7500 graphics card?
> when I boot 2.6 everything goes ok until X11 starts, then the screen
> just blanks. no errors appear in XF86 log either.
> any suggestions would be appreciated.
I don't know the answer to that, but maybe my story will inspire:
I have Dell I8200 with Radeon M9000 (R250) and got XFree86 4.3.0 running
with kernel 2.6. What I miss is 3D accelaration, and mouse is a bit
shaky for the first 10sec of X start.
I did not test the suspend (to RAM) yet, but I would not be surprised if
it won't recover because of graphical mode.
There is a nice patch for ATI cards for XFree86 4.3 (kernel-2.4)
concerning the 3D and suspend: http://cpbotha.net/dri_resume.html
Without this patch I could not do any proper resume with X on.
So overall, I need some more time to investigate kernel-2.6, maybe the
patch is applicable for kernel-2.6 too...
> on another note:
> what sort of frame rates in glxgears would be considered good?
> currently I get about 350-450 frames per second (kernel 2.4.24, X11 4.21
> KDE 3.1)
I guess you want to know whether the 3D accelaration is on?
The proper way to test is:
glxgears | grep direct
and perhaps install tuxracer - if the game is playable,
then you have 3D accelaration :-)