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[radeonhd] PowerColor X1950 Pro 512MB AGP
  • From: David Morgado <dcrmorgado@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:30:09 +0000
  • Message-id: <474B10B1.8030405@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi, it has been a while since I wrote here because everything has been working for me.
I'm always using this driver since I found it far more stable (never crashed on me) than fglrx (always crashes).

But I have a few questions:

1- My card has 512Mb of VRAM and it appears that radeonhd detects it correctly, but is not using all of it, is it?

(II) RADEONHD(0): Framebuffer space used by Firmware (kb): 20
(II) RADEONHD(0): Start of VRAM area used by Firmware: 0x1fffb000
(II) RADEONHD(0): The detected amount of videoram exceeds the PCI BAR aperture.
(II) RADEONHD(0): Using only 262144kB of the total 524288kB.
(--) RADEONHD(0): VideoRAM: 262144 kByte

I have AGP aperture set in bios to 256MB and it is it's maximum I can't set it any higher. :(

Them I get this:

(II) RADEONHD(0): Framebuffer space used by Firmware (kb): 20
(II) RADEONHD(0): Start of VRAM area used by Firmware: 0x1fffb000
(II) RADEONHD(0): AtomBIOS requests 20kB of VRAM scratch space
(II) RADEONHD(0): AtomBIOS VRAM scratch base: 0x1fffb000
(WW) RADEONHD(0): rhdAtomAllocateFbScratch: FW FB scratch area 536850432 (size:
20480) extends beyond available framebuffer size 268435456
(II) RADEONHD(0): Cannot get VRAM scratch space. Allocating in main memory inste
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Now not only it is not using 256MB of video memory but it is going after main memory?

I can't make heads and tails about this warnings and info messages could someone please explain what is going on?

I sent the details on this card a while back and I'm still getting this "Unknown card detected", is this to be expected? I added this card once to rhd_id.c just to get the fancy name on Xorg.log, would you like me to send a patch or something?

One more thing, excellent work on this driver, mode setting appears to be almost complete no? If it is any ETA on starting 2D acceleration work?

Thanks
David Morgado
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