Re: kernel 2.6 X11 and radeon M7500
Reading between the lines on this thread, I gather there is no problem
getting full X functionality (including 3D acceleraton) with
ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 only
kernel 2.4 only
X11 4.3 (maybe with patch?)
I am looking at a Thinkpad R40.
On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 08:05, Marius Mikucionis wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 15:01, email@example.com 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 :-)
> > cheers,
> > Ben.
> Best regards,