[ubuntu-x] Kernel Call for Testing(CFT): DRM stack
Luis R. Rodriguez
mcgrof at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 22:24:29 GMT 2010
On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 01:53:32PM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 01:38:14PM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Martin Olsson <mnemo at minimum.se> wrote:
>> >> > Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> >> >> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
>> >> >>> On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 10:44:10AM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>> >> >>>> 2010/3/9 Ernst Sj??strand <ernstp at gmail.com>:
>> >> >>>>> Works fine on my Radeon 4770! Good choice to backport, now the livecd will
>> >> >>>>> have the good DRM for example.
>> >> >>>> I have an r770 at home I can test, but is there a live CD with this
>> >> >>>> already merged?
>> >> >>> I don't know if today's daily has it but tomorrow's certainly will.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Got a link to these daily live CD releases?
>> >> >
>> >> > http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
>> >> >
>> >> > ..but the one from 8th march doesn't have the -16 kernel with the new DRM.
>> >> Thanks, has userspace dri drivers been updated as well, or is that
>> >> another task pending an update?
>> > -ati and -intel don't need an update for this actually, as there isn't a
>> > dependency on the kernel drm here. ??But there are updates to both these
>> > drivers for other reasons.
>> > -nouveau does some updates since it currently has a dependency on
>> > linux-backports-modules. ??This is in the pipeline and should be
>> > available some time today.
>> Hm, I see, well I ask because my r770 only worked fine with basic 3d
>> with bleeding edge git userspace for the new radeon driver and 2.6.33
>> drm stuff. Once the livecd gets baked I'll give it a shot and report
>> back. Is 3d expected to work on the current radeon userspace merged on
>> 10.04 on r770s?
> In fact I just sponsored an update to -ati 6.12.191 a few moments ago.
> If the version you tested was older than that version, then you should
> be good to go.
> Btw, make sure to help forward bugs you find with -ati upstream, as
> that's the best way to get issues resolved. Late in the release I
> scour through bugs in launchpad that have links to upstream bugs marked
> fixed, and backport the fixes (or flag them as priorities for the kernel
> team). So the more you can do to help with this, the more bug fixes
> we'll be able to pull in prior to release.
Awesome, good to know Bryce, thanks.
I used to just run git radeon from xf86-video-ati git and that worked
fine, except for the silly fact that most 3d userspace apps I wanted
to try did not have a counterpart 64-bit userspace app (google earth).
Native games worked just fine for me though.
I had suspend issues but I believe the issues were CPU related, the
system had the latest AMD Phenom II.
The only issue I did see which was clearly a driver issue was the lack
of HDMI audio support. There seems to be 3 approaches to its support
* radeonhd - implemented but this is not the driver to use
* radeon - port of the work still needed some work. See  and 
* KMS radeon - might have been merged into 2.6.33 or 2.6.34, I poked
the dri list and CC'd you on my inquiry
In any case, I'll give the new live CD a good spin once it comes out.
Will tomorrow's baked CD also have your new 6.12.191 update?
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