Bug#658636: Acknowledgement (xserver-xorg-video-radeon: Multiple DRI regressions)

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 05:25:28 PST 2012

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Witold Baryluk <baryluk at smp.if.uj.edu.pl> wrote:
> So why there are two incompatible drivers, especially when radeon looks
> to be providing framebuffer anyway? Is radeonfb module supporting even
> some older hardware so it is keeped in kernel?

radeon covers all hw radeonfb covers and more.  The reason radeonfb is
still around is that it covers a few corner cases (suspend and resume
on ppc mac cards) which hasn't been ported over to radeon yet.  On
x86, there is no reason to use radeonfb.


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