Saturday, May 24, 2008

acer_acpi fork state

The acer_acpi fork I made which has the framework for key pulling through ACPI, have worked on Gutsy but stopped working in Hardy. I am in the midst of my investigation.

Hopefully I will find out why soon.

Hardy & ATI

I finally achieved 3D with the open-source radeon driver on my Amilo (which have the Xpress 200M). I've been using it for the last two weeks with full compiz and by now only came upon several minor issues:
1) After resume from hibernation, the window shadows become garbled with green and red lines.
2) When starting Firefox, it will start full screened. Pressing F11 twice while in the address bar return Firefox to it's normal size.
3) Flash is slow. Solved by installing the Flash 10 beta, still consumes a lot of cpu, but works better.

I've used Ubuntu Hardy with the following repositories:
1) 'deb hardy main' - supplied the git ATI driver.
2) 'deb hardy main' - supplied the git libdrm2. don't use the mesa from there as it does not works with compiz (white screen).
3) 'deb hardy main' - supplied the git mesa.

Beside the packages I added to the device section in xorg.conf:

Option "EnablePageFlip" "1"
Option "ColorTiling" "1"
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option "DynamicClocks" "on"
Option "EXANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"