[OpenIndiana-discuss] GPU driver issues in OpenIndiana 151a and a noisy GPU fan
minikola at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 13:03:37 UTC 2012
On 02/ 1/12 05:51 PM, Robin Axelsson wrote:
> I'm using an ATI Radeon Juniper card (HD5770) and I reported a little
> over a year ago that the screen went black as Xorg starts when using
> the radeon driver on OI 148. The solution was to ditch the radeon
> driver and use the VESA driver in its stead.
Best thing one can do with AMD graphics on Solaris/Illumos and
Openindiana is to get rid of it,
and get Nvidia graphics card that actually have proprietary binary
drivers for Solaris/Opensolaris based OS'es.
I am also stuck with buggy Intel driver on my notebook locking from
KMS implementation for Illumos that could later bring newer drivers to
Illumos/OI is in (slow) development and needs many more people in it.
(KMS is implemented in Solaris11 but is officially closed source even if
visible) And KMS is needed for newer open drivers ports.
Maybe best thing would be to bring more people to KMS Illumos
implementation and porting radeon and other drivers.
Safe bet - grab Nvidia card and throw/sell your AMD card/do not buy AMD
until AMD makes it's drivers for Solarises, too and that might not be
AMD also could help making Illumos KVM vrtualization support working for
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