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  • #31
    so you folowed a wiki which every idiot can change and make errors, and then you complain about it and blame it on ati? Wow, that is really.... sweet. I will file your post in my 'ubuntu' archive.

    You f*ck up your installation. Some files of the old driver are still there. Clean your system and try again.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by energyman View Post
      error - it is a bug. If you can reproduce it, try disabling heap randomization - does that help?
      Disabled it, and it still happens. Easy to reproduce, because it happens _every_ time i try to start X with the new driver...

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      • #33
        well, you could try with a non-patched kernel - does that help?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by energyman View Post
          so you folowed a wiki which every idiot can change and make errors, and then you complain about it and blame it on ati? Wow, that is really.... sweet. I will file your post in my 'ubuntu' archive.

          You f*ck up your installation. Some files of the old driver are still there. Clean your system and try again.
          then gimmi a link for the right guide which terrorists cannot touch..

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          • #35
            While it may be addressed as 'ho-hum' as drivers go, I think it is an important step.

            My question: when can we expect "ATI Avivo HD"?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by harvy View Post
              then gimmi a link for the right guide which terrorists cannot touch..
              doesn't has ubuntu some decent documentation?

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              • #37
                I am using the Catalyst 8.11 with an AMD 780G system. It is definitly a step in the right direction - finally I can play videos in VLC without tearing (by using OpenGL). But XVideo still does not work correctly in compination with the cropping function (squeezes instead of cropping).

                Another issue:

                My ASUS M3A78-EM board just got a new bios with C1E state support. While this works fine in Windows, it gives me horrible errors under Linux (flickering lines), both over DVI and VGA. After disabling C1E all is back to normal.

                I think it would really be better to fix this soon, because at least on my Asus board the C1E support is enabled by default - so troubles for many people in sight

                And please - add EXA (or an other XRender accleration)

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                • #38
                  yeah, now that the 8.11 is working, it is a fine release from my POV. Compositing is working wel l(for me) with the exeption of manual resizing. Stability has improved a lot.

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                  • #39
                    8.11 is working great for me. I'm on Xubuntu 8.10, though I upgraded to jaunty.

                    Just to inform some of you who had problems with force-pbo / ati-hack disappearing. I don't think this is a driver issue, this is an mplayer issue. You'd better get the latest svn version from debian-multimedia.org instead of the really old versions they have in the debian / ubuntu repositories. The following setting works best for me (HD 3200, AMD780G):

                    mplayer -vo gl:yuv=2,force-pbo,ati-hack

                    Cheers

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                    • #40
                      Going back to 8.9 with happy face

                      As I mentioned earlier I use 690G chipset and integrated X1250 graphics on VGA port. OS is XUbuntu 8.04.1 LTS 64-bit (amd64)

                      With 8.11 version of fglrx, There is no picture on monitor and
                      8.11 is unusable for X1250 users.
                      With 8.10 there is picture, everything seems to work,
                      until you start any game that uses OpenGl. Picture is shifted to the right and down and therefore unusable with most of the games (Only openarena is working). I tried Urban Terror and Nexiuz and they have problems.

                      I am back to 8.9 and it seems that it is best release for X1250 users
                      (on 64-bit, test and report on 32-bit please).
                      On 8.9 everything seems to work and I stay with that one for now.

                      Also, i will mention that this UN-Tested released are very well something that pisses me off at ATI/AMD graphic card drivers.
                      If it does not even show picture on some of the most used cards/Distribution/version, then better Don`t release it!
                      --- I am willing to help by testing their test versions of drivers
                      but I don`t know how to contact those AMD guys ---

                      I think that it is time now for me to upgrade my graphic with new
                      Graphic card. BUT with this instability of drivers, I am willing to wait
                      a bit more.. Maybe next year we will have stable driver from ATI that
                      will work flawlessly on present hardware, making me eager to upgrade..
                      Who knows? Till then, I don`t think I will invest on newer graphic card.
                      Last edited by Markore; 11-18-2008, 06:57 PM.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by susikala View Post
                        8.11 is working great for me. I'm on Xubuntu 8.10, though I upgraded to jaunty.

                        Just to inform some of you who had problems with force-pbo / ati-hack disappearing. I don't think this is a driver issue, this is an mplayer issue. You'd better get the latest svn version from debian-multimedia.org instead of the really old versions they have in the debian / ubuntu repositories. The following setting works best for me (HD 3200, AMD780G):

                        mplayer -vo gl:yuv=2,force-pbo,ati-hack

                        Cheers
                        The reason that works is that mplayer sees it as mplayer -vo gl:yuv=2 and ignores the rest, replace the , with : and on 8-11 you get a green screen.

                        The reason people need the other bits is because for them, that alone while it works, eats loads of Cpu, so HD x264 will become unplayable. For SD or mpeg2 it doesn't matter as much.

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                        • #42
                          Has anyone had any luck getting crossfire enabled under 8.11 driver?

                          In my system, X is up and running well. OpenGL hardware rendering is working too. fglrxinfo output as follow:
                          Code:
                          display: :0.0  screen: 0
                          OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                          OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
                          OpenGL version string: 2.1.8201 Release
                          My problem is that the crossfire support on the card is not enabled.

                          The output of "aticonfig --lsa" seems normal:
                          Code:
                          * 0. 03:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
                            1. 04:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
                          
                          * - Default adapter
                          The output of "aticonfig --lscc" read as follow:
                          Code:
                          Master adapter:  0. 03:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
                              Candidates:  none
                          The line showing Candidates should be "Candidates: 1. 04:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 4870x2" if crossfire is enabled successfully.


                          There is also one error (EE) message in /var/log/Xorg.0.conf regarding to crossfire:
                          Code:
                          (EE) fglrx(0): Can't downgrade to required crossfire configuration, disable CF
                          Anyone having the same problem?

                          System Spec:
                          --------------------------------------
                          Intel Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
                          DDR2-800 2GB x2
                          PowerColor HD 4870x2
                          Gentoo Linux x86_64 with kernel-2.6.27
                          Xorg 7.4 with xorg-server-1.5.2
                          fglrx 8.552 (ati proprietary driver 8.11)

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by energyman View Post
                            well, you could try with a non-patched kernel - does that help?
                            I just did that and it doesn't work, either. I switched like a thousand kernel options and always got the same heap manager bug. Seems like the driver doesn't like my mainboard...

                            Anyone out there with the same mainboard as me (-> signature) who got it working?

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                            • #44
                              @falloutboy, here is my config - I don't have your board, but maybe you can spot a difference.
                              http://rapidshare.com/files/165490537/config.bz2

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                              • #45
                                hm, you have a 64bit kernel, mine is 32bit...
                                If I get really bored on the weekend, maybe I'll try that one as an option, or do a quick 32bit Ubuntu install on a spare partition to rule out using gentoo causing my trouble.
                                yeay, sounds like fun ...

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