Yeah, I've been swinging at it, but I haven't had much luck yet.

I have one change which allows the X screen to come up, but hang after a few jiggles of the mouse cursor.
.. I haven't got farther, but I haven't really had time to look at things this week anyway...

The real problem is that we have no idea what sort of crazy programming needs to be done to properly setup card for 3D. I do have the FGLX 8.2.48 driver working, so I have hope that the 200M can be supported in an open source driver.

We need to figure out how FGLX is configuring the driver. 

I have some crazy ideas like running the Xorg in valgrind and catching all of the memory writes to the video registers. However, that still won't get me the setup which the DRM kernel module is doing.  (NOTE: This trick might be usefull when trying to figure out how the card is issuing OpenGL commands, but there are other tricks that work for that, too.

The best we can do for that is let the FGLRX setup the card, and then try to read the registers that might be important.  After we have those values, we can try to figure out which the opensource driver is getting wrong.

I have some scripts that pull some values, but I have no idea if they are the important ones or the ones that need to be changed.

(Alternately, we could have someone disassemble/decompile the FGLRX DRM driver, write a spec, and then have somebody else properly implement a driver from the spec.  Kinda like people did for the broadcom wireless card: http://bcm-specs.sipsolutions.net/  However, I don't want to do that myself as it might mean I couldn't submit the code to Xorg in the future.)

Cheers,
--Phil

On 11/29/06, Erik Andrén <erik.andren@gmail.com> wrote:
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Jean-François Bucas skrev:
> Anybody knows where to look to find and help these "others" ?
> What needs to be done ? I've read about some registers that would be
> incorrects...
>

You should drop Phillip Ezolt a line, as he has been trying to debug the
issue. You can reach him thru this list or phillipezolt@gmail.com

Regards
Erik Andrén

> Thanks
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> ivniyi502@sneakemail.com wrote:
>> On 11/29/06, *simone.vianello86-at-tin.it
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>>     Hello, somebody know when the support for this hardware is available?
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