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Here's the screenshot from my Apple Cinema Display 20" in DVI-D mode, 1680x1050x32 resolution showing clearly that there is TEARING in the image (look at the middle of the screen, across all the topics), and it's coming from Apple's IOAccelerator and not my driver. If I dont load the accelerator, there's no tearing in the image.

The accelerator itself could need some additional parameters or it depends on something else, no idea at the moment, and it's not really important to me right now. Everyone lived with tearing before - you will learn to live with it again until a final solution is made...

P.S. it was JaS who figured out to edit the ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin's Info.plist and match my framebuffer instead of IONDRVFramebuffer to get this to work, credits to him for that.

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Man, I am salivating. There is nothing like running a 23" Cinema Display at 1280x1024 for a month or two to make you really appreciate accurate resolution above all else.

Thanks Omni! We're cheering for you!

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Except us nforce 3 users are still whining... cause noone seems to know what the deal is with the slow quartz... whoever could fix that would be a GOD.

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nice! i cant wait for the final!!!

i think i know the answer but will QE/CI will work with radeon 7500 to radeon 9250 or it will work only with card that was working before?

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Here's the screenshot from my Apple Cinema Display 20" in DVI-D mode, 1680x1050x32 resolution showing clearly that there is TEARING in the image (look at the middle of the screen, across all the topics), and it's coming from Apple's IOAccelerator and not my driver. If I dont load the accelerator, there's no tearing in the image.

The accelerator itself could need some additional parameters or it depends on something else, no idea at the moment, and it's not really important to me right now. Everyone lived with tearing before - you will learn to live with it again until a final solution is made...

P.S. it was JaS who figured out to edit the ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin's Info.plist and match my framebuffer instead of IONDRVFramebuffer to get this to work, credits to him for that.



Thanks omni, JaS, hopefully this will allow me to change resolution/settings in games, when it's released :)

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Great news man... I've got a feeling once the driver is working, the tearing issue might become a much easier problem to solve. Especially since you know where the issue lies.

You're efforts are greatly appreciated.

Twinkikabuki: What is this slow quartz on nForce3 you speak of?

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AGAIN, I'm on the first page to say thanks!:D

Thanks omni~thanks JaS~

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I don't care about QE and CI....since I use my laptop for work, not leisure....

I do care about wide screen resolutions.....

Way to go Omni, you rock.....

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Jas, Omni, np_. You guys are the man. Respect.

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Just thought I would post a pic of it working here as well,yes i am running mousepose so I don't have to worry about the tearing

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Omni, JaS -- great work!


Here's a question: Does this driver impact (improve) powermanagement, in terms of the screen actually going to sleep?
My Radeon mobility refuses to sleep (display stays active) regardless of the setting in power options.

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Omni, JaS -- great work!
Here's a question: Does this driver impact (improve) powermanagement, in terms of the screen actually going to sleep?
My Radeon mobility refuses to sleep (display stays active) regardless of the setting in power options.


try this out for your problem,please test it and report back

http://s44.yousendit...0P0DVBYL2BE66K4 <-- test this is a port of radeonTool(http://fdd.com/software/radeon/)

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In which models of ATI we can use it?

Great Job!

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JaS, omni....you guys rock!!!!!!!! :guitar:

;) :D

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doesn't work JaS

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nice! i cant wait for the final!!!

i think i know the answer but will QE/CI will work with radeon 7500 to radeon 9250 or it will work only with card that was working before?


i thought that Core Image was only available for 9600 cards and up and 5200 series cards and up for nVIdia.

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What does this driver accomplish? Does it allow you to change resolutions? Or is this just for power savings per 'http://fdd.com/software/radeon/'. What is the installation procedure? I have an ATI x800 VendorID x5b621002.

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ry this out for your problem,please test it and report back

http://s44.yousendit...0P0DVBYL2BE66K4 <-- test this is a port of radeonTool(http://fdd.com/software/radeon/)


The RadeonTool is loading properly... and it kind of working for me, only the cursor disappear when going in standby.

Here's my system log:

Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool:Initializing
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool:Probing
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool iomemory length: 0x10000 @ 0xf3000000
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool virt: 0x2a573000 physical: 0xf3000000
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool IRQ: 16, Vendor ID: 1002, Product ID: 4b4b
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool:Starting
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: radeonTool:PowerManagement setting power state:1
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: Reading RADEON_LVDS_GEN_CNTL
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: The radeon backlight looks off
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: writing RADEON_LVDS_GEN_CNTL (2d0) -> 0008ff41
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: Reading RADEON_DAC_CNTL
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: The radeon external DAC looks on
Apr 11 16:56:13 localhost kernel[0]: writing RADEON_DAC_CNTL (58) -> ff002102

edit: Had to add my card in info.plist

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try this out for your problem,please test it and report back

http://s44.yousendit...0P0DVBYL2BE66K4 <-- test this is a port of radeonTool(http://fdd.com/software/radeon/)


Sleep works A-OK with this installed; ATI Radeon 9600 Mobility for reference.

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doesn't work JaS


try adding your device ids to the kext,also this is just to help with sleep not res and refresh... thats not ready for release yet.

Omni is the one working on the ATI driver so when he says its ready you will know.

I was just lucky to get to try it out,and I tried to link the GA kext to his framebuffer and not IONdrv luckily it worked :D





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