[OpenIndiana-discuss] ATI radeon hd 6850 gnome issue

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Sun Mar 27 16:21:23 UTC 2011

On 03/27/11 09:16 AM, Apostolos Syropoulos wrote:
>> is simply too old for that card.   The newer 6.14.x drivers are available in
>> source form upstream, but I don't think anyone has built binary packages for
>> OI yet - I haven't checked to see if your card is supported in the new 
>> driver though.
> The newer driver requires KMS which is currently a feature missing
> in OpenIndiana and Solaris 11. Unfortunately, the same is valid for
> the newer version of the Intel driver. 

I thought the radeon driver still had UMS support, but given I don't use it on
any machines (all mine have nvidia graphics), I've not tried it out yet.

I am of course, fully aware of the Intel/KMS issue:

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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