Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471333
ATI (radeon) driver doesn't fails on my ATI HD 3200 (RS780M/RS780MN)
Last modified: 2009-10-10 04:07:24 EDT
Description of problem:
The radeon driver fails to enable hardware acceleration of any kind (2D or 3D).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start up X.
The Xorg.0.log shows a failure to initialize hardware acceleration for both 2D and 3D, and the radeon module is not loaded. It falls back to the frame buffer driver (or that's what I think it does).
I have seen conflicting information on whether my particular graphics chip has 2D or 3D support (I read an article that was dating back to May that said that the ati (radeon) driver, which uses AtomBios did support this), so this may not be a bug, but just require a newer release of the driver, I'm not really sure.
So, what I expect is at least 2D hardware acceleration, and the radeon driver to load.
I have attached my Xorg.0.log that shows the autoconfiguration, and the errors that come out from the radeon driver.
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Thanks in advance.
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Xorg log file
Here is my Xorg.0.log file, and there is no xorg.conf file. This is a pristine Fedora 10 preview install on a new laptop. You will see the auto-configuration in the Xorg.0.log file that is attached.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Reporter, please retest with Fedora 11 or Fedora 12 Snap1 (from http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/). There is a great chance that this is already fixed.
I have been running Fedora 11, and it has 2D acceleration, but there is still no 3D acceleration, but I have been following the commits and I know that is still in development, although there is some 3D support from what I see in the commits, there hasn't been a release in a long time, so I'm not sure if that works.
Basically, this can be closed.
Thanks for responding.
3D will probably arrive with Mesa 7.6, which will hopefully be ready in time for Fedora 12. Fingers crossed.
Apparently it didn't make it. (Saying that from F12Alpha). Mesa 7.6 is here, but no KMS on boot, no 3D acceleration.
Try a newer snapshot, from here: http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/
Hmm. I had tried installing the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package for its r600 support, but restarting X didn't seem to benefit from its installation, and the only thing persistent about my persistent overlay seems to be /home/**.
I'm trying the compose listed 20091009, but I'm under the impression that I'll still need to try to use r600_dri.so provided by mesa-dri-drivers-experimental for the RS780M/RS780MN.