Fwd: Request to update ATi OSS driver for Fedora 12

Liang Suilong liangsuilong at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 07:16:21 UTC 2009

Today I upgrade my Fedora to Fedora 12 Beta, It looks very well. But I found
ATi display driver does not run well.
My display card is Sapphire HD3650 with 256MB GDDR3 VRAM (RV635). I choose
OSS driver for my card. Glxgears runs so smoothly with xorg-x11-drv-ati
because of KMS by default, nevertheless, rolling up and down in the
gnome-terminal is quite slow. The performance of glxgears is about 210 frams
per second. In addition, Switching to another window in Fedora 12 Beta is
not as fast in Fedora 11. Later, I install xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd and set it
by default in the system-config-display. Then I restart the X. I can not log
into gnome. The screen turns white. I found xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd is too
old, The version is 1.2.5 in the rawhide and the latest version 1.3.0 has
been released for a long time. Now I turn back to xorg-x11-drv-ati. At last,
I do not know which packages causes the  problem, maybe xorg-x11-drv-ati,
maybe xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd, maybe Mesa. So I suggest that packager updates
some packge related to ATi R600/R700 display card.

My Fedora 12 box is Athlon X2 4200+ and 2GB RAM, a 250GB HDD only for
Fedora, a mainborad with MCP55SLI and a Sapphire HD3650.

Another question, Will Fedora 12 provide Opensource 3D acceleration driver
for R600/R700?

Fight for freedom!!!!(3F)
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Ask what you can do for your Linux distro!
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