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ATI R600/700 3D Support In Fedora 12

Oct 27, 2009, 21:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"The necessary DRM code for kernel mode-setting and 3D support for the ATI R600/700 ASICs has landed in the Linux 2.6.32 kernel, but that has been back-ported into Fedora's 2.6.31 kernel. The Mesa code for the Radeon DRI driver that has the R600/700 3D support has been in Mesa's master Git repository for some time, but that is not enabled by default in Mesa 7.6. To enable the open-source R600/700 3D support under Fedora 12 one must simply run yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental and then reboot their system. This experimental DRI drivers package is derived from the Mesa 7.6 branch. For our testing we had done a clean installation of Fedora 12 Beta and then installed mesa-dri-drivers-experimental. The ATI Radeon hardware we used for testing included a Radeon HD 4870, Radeon HD 4650, and a Radeon HD 3870."

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