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    Phoronix: AMD's Official 8.42.3 Release Notes

    It's over 24 hours now since the fglrx 8.42.3 download link first surfaced and we shared the great news with you that 8.42 delivers on AIGLX and other improvements. However, the AMD website still hasn't been updated for this new Linux driver.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjE1MQ

  • #2
    But with Compiz running, we get choppy video! xD
    Hopefully this issue is something ATI is aware of, along with some needed optimizations, but this driver is a good start (8.42.3)

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    • #3
      can someone explain this line to me?
      "Products older than Radeon™ HD 2x00 are now supported after being enabled only for testing in 8.41.7"

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      • #4
        official release?

        Where is the download links? In official site of AMD, I did not find the download page of 8.42.3.

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        • #5
          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjE0Ng
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by superyounan1 View Post
            can someone explain this line to me?
            "Products older than Radeon™ HD 2x00 are now supported after being enabled only for testing in 8.41.7"
            They've got means for turning off the checks for what chip you're trying to run their driver with- and they turned it off and did testing against the driver in their QA group for those non R600 chips. 8.42, according to them, passed muster. With the threads going on in these forums and elsewhere on the subject of problems with installation, stability, and rendering quality, I doubt they actually did pass muster.

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            • #7
              Hi, i've installed this drivers sucessfully on my ubuntu 7.10 x86_64 version.
              Drivers are working but i can't enable desktop effects, any idea what's the problem?
              Thanx.

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              • #8
                it's still a beta driver, as the notes say.

                well, it's not that i can recall a post-beta stage ati driver :]

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DrSlump View Post
                  Hi, i've installed this drivers sucessfully on my ubuntu 7.10 x86_64 version.
                  Drivers are working but i can't enable desktop effects, any idea what's the problem?
                  Thanx.
                  Whitelist the fglrx driver in /usr/bin/compiz
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    When I go to ATI.com and I check for Linux 32 bits driver for Radeon 9550 he gives the 8.40.4 and if I check for HD Radeon he gives me the 8.41.7. Why? The driver is out since 3 days. Is it a béta?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pierluc View Post
                      When I go to ATI.com and I check for Linux 32 bits driver for Radeon 9550 he gives the 8.40.4 and if I check for HD Radeon he gives me the 8.41.7. Why?
                      Good question, I shall find out.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html

                        Link is up...

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                        • #13
                          Yep, link is up, go download it (if you didn't already )
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #14
                            cool stuff. i ditched ATI a yr ago due to the chronic reboot syndrome on any distro.

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                            • #15
                              i'm now seriously considering an ATI 2900 pro or something like that. I have a Nvidia 6150/430 MCP based ASUS PVVM board with PCIe, AMD athlon X2 3800+ and 1GB DDR2 667mhz RAM...for anybody who has some experience-- how well does an ATI card do on a NVIDIA motherboard? any compatibilty issues?

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