On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 17:26 -0500, Todd Denniston wrote:
Adam Jackson wrote, On 10/30/2007 08:53 AM:
> On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 18:06 -0500, Todd Denniston wrote:
>> we just tried an install on a Panasonic CF-52 (TOUGHBOOK laptop) using an ATI
>> Radeon X2100.
>> 1) had to install in text mode because X is just black screen.
>> 2) after install startx results in the same situation. (consistency is nice)
>> 3) by default xorg.conf is pointing at vesa instead of an ati driver, so it
>> does not do a PCI scan, it just hangs at a black screen.
> The 'ati' driver in F8 does not support R600 chips. You have an R600
> chip. It ain't gonna work.
You did mean that the ati driver that comes with the xorg in the F8 distro
would not work, but that the fglrx from livna has a chance to work right????
I meant that the ati driver would not work.
It's a fair assesment that at any given point in time I never know
whether fglrx will or won't work, and that whenever I make statements
about what works in Fedora I am not talking about what happens to work
this week with a closed source driver. I have a hard enough time fixing
the bugs I get in the code I _have_ to worry about bugs in software I'm
physically incapable of fixing.
Is there any hope to be had that when you do the disruption there
some support for the R600 chips?
radeonhd is in rawhide. It may or may not work after the rebase. We'll