[OpenIndiana-discuss] Fw: Re: ATI radeon hd 6850 gnome issue

ken mays maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 29 22:29:30 UTC 2011

Hi Alan,

You are correct in that you didn't mention KMS forthcoming for the AMD Radeon GPUs, only KMS support for Intel GPUs for Solaris 11.

Nothing officially stated anywhere here. 

We have Nvidia 260.19.44 drivers and legacy/beta drivers for the Nvidia GPUs that work on OI and that is good enough for me. As for Intel GPU driver support, thanks for your work in that area...
~ Ken Mays

> > Alan mentioned KMS is forthcoming,
> No, I didn't.
> As far as I know, no one is working on KMS of any flavor
> for illumos
> or openindiana, so I would never say it's forthcoming
> without hearing
> that someone had stepped up to do it.
> And while I can't speak to unannounced features of Oracle's
> Solaris 11
> release, the xnv-gate sources I've released use KMS for
> intel chipsets
> and only intel chipsets.   That won't help
> radeon users, nor users of
> any other kernel (such as illumos) that hasn't had the
> drivers ported.
> If you want KMS for illumos or openindiana, you need to get
> people porting
> the kernel code from Linux/BSD.
> If you want KMS for anything other than intel graphics,
> you'll be breaking
> new ground, and going where no Solaris-based distro has
> gone before.
> -- 
>     -Alan Coopersmith-     
>   alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
>      Oracle Solaris Platform
> Engineering: X Window System


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