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A bit out of date

A bit out of date

Posted Nov 2, 2012 10:35 UTC (Fri) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
In reply to: Seeking Enlightenment (The H) by nhippi
Parent article: Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

The free radeon graphics driver is perfectly usable for a composited desktop. I guess nouveau is in the same category. So even people like me who do not want to use the closed drivers find no lack of support. This leaves only PowerVR on traditional computers which ironically is used on some Intel systems.


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A bit out of date

Posted Nov 2, 2012 14:29 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

Running Gnome 3 full with nouveau here, no issues.

A bit out of date

Posted Nov 2, 2012 18:47 UTC (Fri) by luto (subscriber, #39314) [Link]

Am I the only one with serious radeon compositing issues? I have:

08:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Caicos [AMD RADEON HD 6450]

gnome-shell is painfully slow. Cinnamon draws its desktop overview at about one frame every three seconds.

A bit out of date

Posted Nov 2, 2012 21:50 UTC (Fri) by colo (subscriber, #45564) [Link]

Are you sure you have the radeon firmware blobs installed and properly loaded by the DRM module? Without them, you won't get properly hw-accelerated OpenGL on many of AMDs more recent GPUs.

A bit out of date

Posted Nov 2, 2012 23:04 UTC (Fri) by luto (subscriber, #39314) [Link]

Updating drivers to git from today fixed it. Tiling makes a big difference on low-end (and thus low memory bandwidth) radeons, apparently.


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