F12/Rawhide+nomodset vs. F11 radeon r700 support

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at hi.is
Tue Jan 5 16:48:20 UTC 2010

On 01/05/2010 03:19 PM, Dennis J. wrote:
> On 01/05/2010 01:50 PM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>> On 01/05/2010 01:03 AM, Dennis J. wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm currently trying to find a way to get F12 or Rawhide to work with
>>> my radeon r770 (4850) based card in a useful way. So far booting them
>>> just freezes my system and using "nomodeset" results in a desktop so
>>> slow i can see the windows being redrawn from top to bottom.
>>> I'm trying all this with F12 and nightly live-cd releases. The system
>>> is actually running F11 right now which works great with this card out
>>> of the box.
>>> My question is does anybody with an r7xx card have similar problems
>>> and/or knows a way to get the driver in post F11 versions to work the
>>> same way it does in F11? At the moment there seems to be no upgrade
>>> path for me with the apparent changes made to the radeon driver.
>>> I filed a bug about this but it would be great if somebody knew a
>>> workaround to at least get the same mileage out of F12/Rawhide that I
>>> get out of F11 (i.e. disable KMS support but still get reasonable
>>> peformance in X).
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530784
>> Could you add on your bug report your smolt profile and the dmesg output
>> from F11.
> My smolt profile can be found here:
> http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_d3abe799-fc48-4b2e-9366-9cf035a6e7b4
> Where should I put this information? In the wiki entry for the device
> or is there some other way to attach files to the profile?

Just put the url in the comment field in the bug report and what
motherboard and or manufacture machine ( dell hp etc ) this is and the
output from lspci dont forget the dmesg output on the F11 installation.

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