[ANNOUNCE] radeonhd 1.2.4 Release

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Dec 12 09:26:26 PST 2008

On Friday 12 December 2008, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Friday 12 December 2008, Matthias Hopf wrote:
>>Announcing the 1.2.4 of the xf86-video-radeonhd driver.
>>RadeonHD is the X.org X11 driver for AMD GPG (ATI) r5xx/r6xx chipsets.
>>The development is driven by Novell at the time of writing, together
>>with a community of open source developers around this driver.
>>AMD provides free documentation for the chipsets.
>>Note the wiki on http://wiki.x.org/wiki/radeonhd
>>Version 1.2.4 improvements:
>>  - Added HDMI support.
>>  - Added support for RV710, RV730 (DCE 3.2).
>>  - Added screen rotation support.
>>  - Added RandR 1.3 panning support.
>>  - Many acceleration and build fixes.
>>1 .2.4.tar.gz MD5:  d2e72ffdc37f97cafba255e2a14f1fa9
>> xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.4.tar.gz SHA1:
>> 30b3f7f50a3ba7429dc88e5b93b9cd2e0d63fdfb  xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.4.tar.gz
>>1 .2.4.tar.bz2 MD5:  3c9cfffe7e3d795dde59ea0eef7361b1
>> xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.4.tar.bz2 SHA1:
>> 1634e354c54a703910c0ae547fd27285e02afb28 
>> xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.4.tar.bz2
>As you just _knew_ had to happen, it is working but not fully working
>Matthias. :)
>I still don't have drm, so glxgears is only marginally faster (850 fps vs
> 800) than before on an RV610 (Diamond HD2400-Pro), and things like tvtime
> still cannot run.
>[root at coyote ~]# tvtime
>Running tvtime 1.0.1.
>Reading configuration from /etc/tvtime/tvtime.xml
>Reading configuration from /root/.tvtime/tvtime.xml
>xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.
>*** tvtime requires hardware YUY2 overlay support from your video card
>*** driver.  If you are using an older NVIDIA card (TNT2), then
>*** this capability is only available with their binary drivers.
>*** For some ATI cards, this feature may be found in the experimental
>*** GATOS drivers: http://gatos.souceforge.net/
>*** If unsure, please check with your distribution to see if your
>*** X driver supports hardware overlay surfaces.
>I'll attach the log, as soon as I excise a few kilobytes of 'Not using' this
>or that modelines.  They make boring reading.  The advice about debugging
> DRI is ambiguous, is this a ./configure option, or an env export setting?

Part of it was I neglected to pass --prefix=/usr to the configure script, so 
the binary was put in the wrong place=the log file I sent is wrong one. But 
tvvtime is still dead.  Same reason as before.

X initialization is 5x faster now, but glxinfo still says:

[root at coyote ~]# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting 

So where do I set this, Makefile (what set of flags?), export to env, what?


Cheers, Gene
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