Fedora ATi driver performs much worse than the vanilla code

Joshua C. joshuacov at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 28 17:39:19 UTC 2009

2009/2/28 drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Joshua C. <joshuacov at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/2/28 Bruno Wolff III <bruno at wolff.to>:
>>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 20:25:18 -0500,
>>>  "Joshua C." <joshuacov at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> I was testing the latest xf86-video-radeon with f11 and the latest
>>>> xorg-x11-server. And to my surprise the fedora version performs much
>>>> worse than the vanilla code here:
>>> Have you tried using nomodeset? Recently that works much better than when
>>> KMS is used.
>> No, I didn't tried it. I just recompiled the drivers from source
>> without the patches and everything is perfect. KMS does work and it's
>> a way faster than the fedora driver. The recompile took about 1 min
>> (and extra time for pulling the deps) and it's really easy. I'm
>> wondering if the patches make the driver so bloated. One of them is
>> called something like ***-drm or ***-modeset. And I thought those have
>> already been merged in 6.11.0.
>> Actually dropping all the patched makes the driver work very well.
> Then fill a bug please.

 I've already done this. And there are other bugs about this issue,
too. Therefore I decided to go with the source code - until they are

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