[arch-general] some notes on the radeon gallium driver

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Wed Oct 6 13:39:33 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Tom <uebershark at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> I'm seconding this. r300g is working exceptionally well compared to
>> r300 and it is very stable even with lots of 3D stuff and wine games.
>> I'd definitely want this to be the default in Arch. Perhaps we should
>> file a bug report. In fact, I will file one if we  can get a few more
>> opinions on this.
>> I think it would be a very beneficial idea for Arch users.
>> -- Sven-Hendrik
> Well is there any reason this should NOT be made default once Arch
> updates to Mesa 7.9 if it IS the default in new mesa??
> Why would/should arch differ?

i wouldn't think so.

> Sidenote: been running r300g for ages, no worries...

that's great news, along with other positive feedback.  this whole
message is rather devoid of new content, but it's really wonderful to
see Gallium reaching fruition; it's been a long wait and it seems to
really be living up to it's promises.

haven't tried the Gallium driver for my 4850 (if one is ready-ish?),
but this thread is very encouraging.  especially interesting is the
recent port of the Direct3D API to a native state tracker (i think
that's the right terms)... Linux gaming may just force it's way into
existence, vs. the perpetual wait for vendor support :-)

C Anthony

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