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Re: Radeon video card support

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 05:47:01PM +0800, Paul Goyette wrote:
> I'm unfortunately well aware that modern nVidia graphics cardds aren't
> working with the noveaudrmkms stuff.  (I've got this nice spiffy new
> GTX-1050 running in vesa mode.)
> I've located a source for a reasonably current, reasonably-priced, radeon
> card with RX580.  But before I rush out and purchase one, I figured it might
> be a good idea to find out how well it performs from other users.
> Anyone got any success stories?  Or horror stories?  :)

An RX580 is going to be too new for our version of drmkms.

I'm not quite sure where the cutoff is for Radeons.  Good Linux
support sometimes lags behind a cards marketplace debut.
src/doc/3RDPARTY says we've got a drmkms that's circa Linux 3.15,
which was released June 8, 2014.

So, cards that did not yet exist at that point almost certainly will
not work well.  Some old chips/cards may have gotten rebadged with
newer marketing names, but these are a bit of a support gray area.

	Jonathan Kollasch

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