Graphics drivers requiring kernel modesetting

Dave Airlie airlied at
Fri Apr 30 03:24:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 13:56 +0200, Dennis J. wrote:
> On 04/29/2010 05:24 AM, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 04:15 +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
> >> As far as I understand, both Nouveau and the Intel graphics driver now require
> >> kernel modesetting, starting with Fedora 13. Before I edit
> >> a second time I
> >> wanted to ask: Does the Radeon driver still support userspace modesetting, or
> >> are there in fact no drivers in Fedora 13 that work both with and without
> >> kernel modesetting? I'd like to finally get that page fully up-to-date.
> >
> > radeon still supports both modes of operation, though bugs reported
> > against non-kms code will most likely end up in the bin in favour of
> > fixing kms bugs.
> Can you give a rough estimate/timeframe for when the performance 
> regressions for R7xx cards since F11 will be fixed? That is the only thing 
> that keeps me on F11 right now. When running the F13 LiveCD I cannot play a 
> 360p Youtube video without it dropping frames due to high CPU usage but on 
> F11 things work fine an CPU usage is significantly lower.

If you are on an AGP card I suspect its that, we haven't had much
reports of speed problems on r700 normally. There are some patches going
in upstream to help with that, not sure if they'll make F-13 at this


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