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  • AMD 8.34.8 Display Driver

    February's driver is finally out! And it supports x86_64 X-Video!

    Originally posted by AMD Changes
    This release of the Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver introduces support for the ATI Xpress™ 1250 IGP for AMD based motherboards.

    A system hang no longer occurs when attempting to resume from hibernation mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22059
    Loading the XVideo Extension on 64-bit Xorg 6.9+ systems no longer results in the X Server segfaulting when launching. This issue was known to occur with Radeon X1K products. Further details and the workaround can be found in topic number 737-22837
    Running aticonfig--dtop=(horizontal|vertical) no longer results in clone mode being activated when attempting to enable big desktop mode
    Running through the un-install of the Linux graphics driver no longer results in the fglx and ati folders failing to be removed
    Release Notes: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ux_8.34.8.html

    Originally posted by Phoronix Review
    If the X-Video movie playback bug with x86_64 Linux previously affected you, fear no more! Introducing the AMD fglrx 8.34.8 Linux display driver corrects this long-standing issue. There have also been a few bugs corrected in 8.34.8 along with official Radeon Xpress X1250 support, but other than that, this month serves as more of a maintenance release.
    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=8908

    Still no new Catalyst Control Center or desktop effects support.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

  • #2
    8.35 comes on the 14th of march. This one will include Kernel 2.6.20 support.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by d2kx View Post
      8.35 comes on the 14th of march. This one will include Kernel 2.6.20 support.

      I'm not denying you, but where are you getting that information from?
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Just leaked: http://screenshots.winfuture.de/1172043314.jpg

        As you see, R600 driver will be released on the 14th of march, it's the Catalyst 7.3, and all AMD drivers are released at the same time as you know. Kernel 2.6.20 support is something that is just a logic step.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          Just leaked: http://screenshots.winfuture.de/1172043314.jpg

          As you see, R600 driver will be released on the 14th of march, it's the Catalyst 7.3, and all AMD drivers are released at the same time as you know. Kernel 2.6.20 support is something that is just a logic step.
          Actually the R600 launch has been delayed (http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37768). You are correct though in your Kernel 2.6.20 support, as I believe was mentioned in a previous Phoronix article.

          Also:

          BugZilla & Wiki Noted - http://www.michaellarabel.com/?k=blog&i=55
          Green & More Green - http://www.michaellarabel.com/?k=blog&i=54
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            so does the linux team have some deadlines for their drivers? i mean deadlines like e.g. 10th of may, instead of 1 release/month :]

            hmm this release is a bit dissapointing. i suppose they're focusing on R600 support more than anything else now. if the documents shown are true, that is.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
              so does the linux team have some deadlines for their drivers? i mean deadlines like e.g. 10th of may, instead of 1 release/month :]

              hmm this release is a bit dissapointing. i suppose they're focusing on R600 support more than anything else now. if the documents shown are true, that is.
              Interesting question... Well, if the higher-ups at AMD grant Phoronix permission, we will be telling the truth to their monthly driver development cycle.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Still present the tv-out bug that makes watching movies on tv impossible
                http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=309 Please Michael If you have any communication with the AMD developers let them aware of this so they can fix it. We already posted bug reports on the official and the unofficial bugzilla with no effect.

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                • #9
                  What truth? The driver is always older like the Windows' one is from the 2nd of february.

                  I'm wondering what the 1200 lines of code do...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                    What truth? The driver is always older like the Windows' one is from the 2nd of february.
                    You'll need to read the article (if permission is granted) to find out!
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by giorgosts View Post
                      Still present the tv-out bug that makes watching movies on tv impossible
                      http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=309 Please Michael If you have any communication with the AMD developers let them aware of this so they can fix it. We already posted bug reports on the official and the unofficial bugzilla with no effect.

                      I'll see if I can get a word on it tonight.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        New ATI Driver

                        This driver does not compile for me.

                        I'm using Fedora 7t1 with the latest Rawhide updates.

                        One problem is the new driver doesn't explicitly recognize Xorg 7.2, so I subsituted the X710x64 directory.

                        But I still get error messages of no compilation.

                        Can I just change Michaels prior script for 8.33.6 and replace the 8.33.6 with the 8.34.8 and build the RPMs from there?

                        My kernel is the latest one today: 2.6.20.2936-x86_64

                        Thanks,

                        Pablo

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                        • #13
                          pabloa,

                          The 8.34 scripts for F7T1 are my updated scripts.

                          I'll update against Rawhide right now to see if/what the problem is. I'll report back shortly.
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #14
                            I see the newest problems with Rawhide. I am working on the specifier-qualifier-list problem right now.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Michael View Post
                              I'll see if I can get a word on it tonight.
                              No official comment.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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