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  • #46
    Originally posted by biasquez View Post
    R300 support will be available into catalyst 9.2
    That would be nice...

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    • #47
      Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
      How sad then... not only composite doesnt work with xv, not only it makes your Xorg crash(what a shame) but they even have the courage to lie.
      Oh come on I can't hear it anymore

      Nvidia is releasing a great driver (I just switched from Geforce 7600GT -> Radeon 4850) - almost everyone complains (for those where it works - no posts )

      AMD/ATI is releasing a MUCH improved driver and only those (few ???) where it doesn't run - literally throwing everything they have against that company

      the result at some point will be that you piss off their efforts and they (hopefully NOT) stop developing great drivers for linux


      so here you have it AMD/ATI:

      thank you very much for this driver release ! -

      please keep on trying to offer (and providing) the BEST experience to your customers


      first:

      there are some advantages compared to nvidia with this driver:
      - it seems to support nice PAT, the module or a part of it can be compiled as PIE

      second:

      composite AND video playback work pretty nice, at least for me (Radeon 4850)

      it's seemingly not as nice as with nvidia yet but it greatly improves with every new driver release

      I can see clearly: in a few months AMD has passed Nvidia

      third:

      if it hardlocks for you - try disabling some unstable settings, e.g. TexturedXRender, BackingStore, ...

      it very often is related to the underlying OS (often *buntu ), some settings in your xorg.conf, errors in Memory or something else in hard- or software

      I'm having this card for only 2 days now so I can't really tell much more ...
      Last edited by kernelOfTruth; 01-29-2009, 07:30 PM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by kernelOfTruth View Post
        composite AND video playback work pretty nice, at least for me (Radeon 4850)
        ! are you positive xv is being used? (4850 here too, and 2600 mobility)
        are you using any xorg.conf options? distro?

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        • #49
          never mind.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by mits View Post
            ! are you positive xv is being used? (4850 here too, and 2600 mobility)
            are you using any xorg.conf options? distro?
            how can I evaluate that it was used ?

            I watched a movie with smplayer and selected xv (ATI Radeon avivo video) under Options -> Preferences

            CPU load was around 25%, GPU load afaik around 40%

            System is:

            ~amd64, Gentoo Linux, 2008.0 hardened:

            Portage 2.2_rc23 (default/linux/amd64/2008.0, gcc-4.3.2, glibc-2.9_p20081201-r0, 2.6.28-zen6 x86_64)
            ================================================== ===============
            System uname: Linux-2.6.28-zen6-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_CPU_6600_@_2.40GHz-with-glibc2.4
            Timestamp of tree: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:45:02 +0000
            app-shells/bash: 3.2_p48
            dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7-r1, 2.1.6-r1
            dev-lang/python: 2.5.4-r2
            dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r6
            dev-util/cmake: 2.6.2-r1
            sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.0
            sys-apps/openrc: 0.4.2
            sys-apps/sandbox: 1.3.2
            sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.63
            sys-devel/automake: 1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10.2
            sys-devel/binutils: 2.18-r4, 2.18.50.0.9, 2.19.50.0.1, 2.19.51.0.1
            sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
            sys-devel/libtool: 2.2.6a
            virtual/os-headers: 2.6.28-r1
            ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
            CBUILD="x86_64-pc-linux-gnu"
            options in xorg.conf enabled are:

            TexturedVideo, Textured2D

            DE: KDE 4.2+ (4.2.60 from svn) with compositing (opengl backend) enabled

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            • #51
              Short list of observations about this release:
              * Suspend actually works and seems quite stable (WUT!?)
              * XVideo with Compiz still sucks. But I don't care, cuz Compiz is not a part of my life (too much hassle, too much fuzz, not stable enough, not worth it).
              * Smooth installation (via --buildpkg & DKMS)
              * Tested a few OpenGL-things, seems to work fine and performance is good.
              * Driver seems otherwise stable, and 2D is very usable.
              * Best fglrx so far for me, and the changelog isn't looking too bad.

              Ubuntu 8.10 x86, ATI X1400 Radeon mobile (R500).

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              • #52
                Originally posted by biasquez View Post
                R300 support will be available into catalyst 9.2
                This is the first release since 8.10 that actually works with my 9600.

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                • #53
                  there's still much flickering with GoogleEarth
                  => it even got worse

                  glxgears show no to very little flickering, fgl_glxgears seems to show no flickering

                  AMD / guys - please, please improve that

                  is GoogleEarth the rule with opengl/3D apps or an exception (I mean this heavy flickering that you even can look at the apps behind it when its content disappears ) ?


                  compared to nvidia I'm very impressed by the 3D performance during compositing (despite the flickering) it seems to be the same like without compositing enabled

                  in contrast with nvidia it only seems to be around 50-60%

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                  • #54
                    still crashing and burning after a couple tries... guess it's kubuntu+fglrx or maybe karma related...
                    oh well... maybe next month... or when I change distro (no time for that these days)... or maybe if I file more bug reports and help more old people cross the street...

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                    • #55
                      VLC movie error under compiz

                      This seems to be a pretty good release to me - big desktop worked first time and everything seems quickish. One problem though is that although the flickering has gone playing video under compiz, I now have a strange bug where the video is shifted downwards with a black bar about an inch thick. Still works fine fullscreen, and thats using VLC.

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                      • #56
                        Catalyst 9.1

                        With Compiz: Same huge problems as everyone else. However, I don't use Compiz.

                        Without Compiz (GNOME only): Catalyst 9.1 is GOLDEN. 8.12 had this regression where I couldn't scale when changing resolutions and 9.1 fixes this (I have a 1280x800 panel, so 1024x768 would be a box with a ton of black pixels). Also, I can rotate the screen (xrandr -o left, for example) and get video working via xv again. Good stuff. OpenGL seems to still work, so that's good. I can't really say anything about OpenGL 3, but I guess that's always nice to have. Suspend has always worked for me, so I hope it still works.

                        I'm on a laptop with an x1400.

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                        • #57
                          lol

                          I installed 9.1 and rebooted.
                          Everything was fine until the login screen.
                          I seem to get a hardlock.
                          I must be doing something wrong.

                          Ubuntu 8.10, HD4850

                          I'll look into it, I've got client computers to troubleshoot at the moment.

                          EDIT: It locks pretty damn hard, even my KVM switch stopped working lol.
                          Num lock doesn't come on or off either.
                          Last edited by BlueKoala; 01-29-2009, 09:07 PM.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by gloscherrybomb View Post
                            This seems to be a pretty good release to me - big desktop worked first time and everything seems quickish. One problem though is that although the flickering has gone playing video under compiz, I now have a strange bug where the video is shifted downwards with a black bar about an inch thick. Still works fine fullscreen, and thats using VLC.
                            Same here man

                            Semi fix is to set VLC to minimal and then i have no issues this is the oly version i have got it to work.

                            But OPENGL version is still 2.1 can anyone else concur

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                            • #59
                              Also no problems here In fact I notice a substantial improvement in 2D acceleration compared to 8.12.

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                              • #60
                                ATI 4850 + Compiz + XV + 9.1 + OpenSUSE 11.1 = stable...
                                There is some cropping from top and bottom on some videos but there will bi fixed later versions...

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