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Re: modesetting feature status



On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 01:04 +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> 
> 
> 2008/9/11 Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com>
>         On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 01:46:04PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>         >On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 13:09 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
>         >> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 11:06 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>         >> > On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 17:18 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
>         >> > > For the beta we are only going to enable Radeon support
>         for the r300 to
>         >> > > r500 class of hardware, while we await upstream changes
>         to the Intel
>         >> > > driver.
>         >> >
>         >> > ... we really shouldn't shove in major changes like this
>         for a
>         >> > significant chunk of hardware post-beta.  Putting it in
>         the beta means
>         >> > that we get a relatively large chunk of testing done due
>         to the
>         >> > visibility surrounding the beta announce.  As well as
>         having time to fix
>         >> > large problems that are uncovered.  Later milestones both
>         a) lack the
>         >> > time for changes after them and b) the visibility.
>         >>
>         >> So are you saying:
>         >>
>         >> a) enable it for both, see what breaks
>         >
>         >I've been advocating us getting the pieces merged for a long
>         time so
>         >that we could see what was broken rather than trying to wait
>         for a
>         >mythical "perfection" that's been just another week or two
>         out for on
>         >the order of months now.
>         >
>         >> b) remove both, because, screw it
>         >
>         >This is a part of the contingency plan.  But removing for
>         both seems a
>         >little extreme.
>         >
>         >There's also c) Just enable it for radeon.  Intel users get
>         pretty
>         
>         
>         It's not working very well on radeon either.  My laptop never
>         gets a
>         display (i686), and it's hosed on ppc in general.
> 
> Neither my trusty old r200 nor my shiny new r600 experience any issues
> booting in the default configuration, however there is no sign of
> acceleration so the X experience is so slow as to be practically
> useless. I trust the regression will go away by stable, I will help
> any way I am able to make it so (which frankly does not go beyond
> testing new code and reporting back).
> 

Neither of these should have changed much if at all so they should just
be as they were in F9. Actually maybe r200 is now using EXA by default..

but r600 has no acceleration support to speak off yet.

Dave.




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