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[REQUEST]Open source ATI drivers for newer cards (Puppy 4.2)
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synth


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Apr 2009, 18:03    Post subject:  [REQUEST]Open source ATI drivers for newer cards (Puppy 4.2)  

The woof-based SlackPup is really impressive - it's the only version of Puppy that detects my ATI card,and enables fast 2D performance and support for resolutions higher than 1600x1200.
With Puppy 4.2 I'm stuck with the the slow VESA crap.

The 2D performance and video playback with the open-source drivers is light-years beyond any version of the proprietary Catalyst driver I've tried before. I hate the bloated and buggy Catalyst drivers.

Can anyone compile / backkport the latest open source ATI radeon / radeonhd drivers and DRI modules for newer ATI cards?

Does this driver work with the Xserver/Xorg version of Puppy 4.2?
The newest ati driver requires the latest MESA for acceptable OpenGL performance with R500 cards.

There are TONS of unsupported ATI videocards with the latest version of Puppy: the Radeon X series,Radeon X1000 series,HD2000,HD3000 and HD4000 series.

The latest open-source 'ati' ('radeon' or 'radeonhd') driver will solve the big compatibility issue with newer ATI hardware.

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Apr 2009, 01:07    Post subject:  

please attach /var/log/Xorg.0.log from your slackware system.

I'd like to see, which versions of xorg and the drivers it uses.
I just compiled that driver for Ultrapup.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=291790#291790

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Apr 2009, 18:43    Post subject:  

Is it safe to try the Ultrapup 'xf86-video-ati-kernel-2.6.28.5' driver on Puppy 4.2?

Puppy 4.2 uses an older (2.6.25.16) kernel and Xorg 7.3.

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Apr 2009, 19:28    Post subject:  

no, no chance.
You would not only need new kernelmodules, but also other updated libraries, like libdrm.
You might encounter during compilation, that they require xorg 7.4.
In fact, ultrapup uses Xorg 7.4.
It took 2 days to check out dependencies and conflicts in Ultrapup/NYP, that already has pretty new libraries.

So for Puppys Xorg 7.3, it would take even longer, and there is no guarantee, it would even be possible.
It is 2 a.m. now, so I have no time left to check this (must get up early in the morning).
I'm sorry.

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Apr 2009, 19:35    Post subject:  

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please attach /var/log/Xorg.0.log from your slackware system.


I'll post the spup log later.
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