Re: 2.6.15-rc1 - NForce4 PCI-E agpgart support?
From: Mark Knecht
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 14:54:31 EST
On 11/16/05, Alistair John Strachan <s0348365@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 November 2005 18:25, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > On 11/16/05, Alistair John Strachan <s0348365@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 16 November 2005 15:09, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Is there any requirement/need/value for something like a PCI-E-gart?
> > > > Or does this relocation requirement go out the window somehow when a
> > > > graphics device moves to PCI-Express?
> > >
> > > Yes, you don't need it with PCIe.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Cheers,
> > > Alistair.
> > Thanks Alistair.
> > So, should I be able to see better grapohics performance on my Radeon
> > PCI-E device with 2.6.15-rc1? Are there setups I should test for you
> > guys? (I'm not a developer.)
> I think the latest drm tree (which might be part of -rc1, I haven't checked
> the changelogs) includes support for several PCIe radeons. Your best bet
> would probably be to compile in DRM (kernel side), check dmesg that it's
> detected your card, then download the latest snapshot of X11R6 6.9/7.0 and
> build it.
> The alternative is ATI's proprietary driver which probably already supports
> your card.
Thanks. I'll see if this old guitar player can get all of that done.
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