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  • #61
    Tried&used 9.01beta, 9.01 and 9.02beta -> And I got no problems whatsoever =D

    Cheers from a happy Kubuntu8.10 x86_64 kernel2.6.27 composite-enabled user!

    The xv-video is a bit shifted and therefore slightly cut, but I'm hopeful that that's gonna be fixed within 1-2 month

    My card is a 4850, too. Like the previous 'awesomeness' posts seem to all be 4850s... Maybe these drivers just work the best on these cards right now


    Awesome driver, thanks AMD/ATI! =D

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    • #62
      Originally posted by h3xis View Post
      Well, this seems to be the first fglrx release that is giving me trouble. It's failing to install and gives me this via dmesg:

      fglrx: Unknown symbol pci_disable_msi
      fglrx: Unknown symbol pci_enable_msi

      I'm running 2.6.28.2. Does this even support 2.6.28?
      Saw the same thing here.
      Need to have an option set in the kernel config:
      Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
      under:
      Bus options (PCI etc.) --->

      Module loaded fine after a recompile.

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      • #63
        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.
        Kubuntu 8.10
        Radeon HD3850

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        • #64
          Originally posted by kraftman View Post
          Is xv working on Ati 1650XT with compositing and OS drivers or fglrx?
          Works great with xf86-video-radeon.

          @Topic: yeah, so I also tried the driver. Xv with compositing seems to work kind of. It doesn't flicker anymore, but totally messes up the window the movie is playing in.
          OpenGL3 support is great, but atm useless for everyone except developers. Of course it's still important it was implemented.
          Still I managed to crash my X Server several times, and so I switched back to radeon. There, everything "just works".

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          • #65
            Well, I just install the new driver on Ubuntu 8.10, and I have to say "FINALLY"! Video playback now work with Compiz Fusion, and no more flicking. Although, there is a slight problem with the media screen during video playback, but all is still good. It's a step forward for AMD, and I hope they will continued to improve.

            There is one problem in Ubuntu 8.10 still bug me is that I can't login to Guest Account feature, due to video card HD2400 or my system hardware with Dell.
            Last edited by darkhack; 01-30-2009, 01:38 AM.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
              loeppel, are you seeing a regression or just the same behaviour as the previous release ?
              are you fuckin kidding me? do you even read the posts? .. im not sure i even wanna try that driver. the only one that works decently here is 8.8 which requires me to use an old kernel & xorg server (and just so you know, 8.8 is still worse than other releases from early 2008..)

              And to Michael, you have just about zero journalistic integrity and credibility left. try not to loose it.

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              • #67
                After some testing and playing around. I found lot of bug or error with the new driver.

                First, in compiz fusion, when I zoom in on my desktop to read websitess or other things since I'm visually impaired, now when access full screen video mode, the screen went black and can't move out or restart.

                Second, when playing some video, the media player screen seem sluggish.

                Third, I'm reverting back to 8.12 driver.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Zhick View Post
                  Works great with xf86-video-radeon.
                  It's great to hear that All I want is to go away from binary blobs and it seems it can happen now.



                  @bridgman

                  Thanks a lot for your efforts in making great OS drivers.

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                  • #69
                    I haven't experienced any the afore mentioned bugs so far.

                    I'm really liking this driver so far, with the event of OpenGL 3.0 world of Warcraft runs much better than before!

                    There is however the indoor/outdoor bug where it goes all psychedelic!

                    Video replay seems better too :>

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by BlueKoala View Post
                      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.
                      same here with HD3470 and Debian, it locks with a black screen and the system gets reset when I press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE or try to switch to another terminal.

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                      • #71
                        Since years I'm using linux and since years I had 1-2 crashes under linux.


                        After the installation of 9.1 my system crash hourly! I start vbox, bang crahs, I try to start an dx9 game with wine, bang crash.

                        I want to see a movie fullscreen, bang crash.


                        What the hell AMD is doing? At this point I hope closed source driver will get banned in newer kernel versions...


                        BTW: 2.6.29 is not working with fglrx, maybe in 10 months AMD will fix this.

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                        • #72
                          9.1 working flawlessly here: Ubuntu 8.10 x86_64, X1950Pro and 4850 (yes, I'm alternating between the cards for testing.)

                          2D/Compiz performance seems better than 8.12, but not as good as the leaked 9.2 beta. 3D performance is acceptable - slightly lower than Windows, but good nonethelees (going by my shader- and texture-heavy application.) GLSL bugs with loops still present (also present on Windows.)

                          Will try to get a GL3 context running now.

                          Edit: 2.6.28 support was ready on day 1. 2.6.29 is still in rc3 - no point in supporting it yet

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                          • #73
                            Thank you AMD! This is my feedback on a HD3650 mobility without a modified xorg.conf:

                            Without composite:
                            No problems what so ever (besides some in wine).
                            - very very fast 2D (kde4.2). Even faster than Vista.
                            - suspend now works! It did sometimes in 8.12 too,
                            - native games are fast. Though some wine games (which works with nvidia) doesn't works quite yet.

                            With composite:
                            There are some minor problems, which I think is a transition phase between xv not working in composite and xv working in composite.

                            but:
                            - okay fast 2D performance. Not as fast as without composite, but its there.
                            - videoplayback with xv has some problem with black borders. If I use the xine backend and do fullscreen my computer reboot.
                            - haven't tried my games under composite.
                            - suspend works.


                            All in all a great release. I believe the composite xv video thing is soon to be solved, and thats great work AMD! Especially when you think about this shitty platform you have to get this driver working on. Not linux in general, but the old dri and graphic handling in GNU / Linux. Not your fault dri doesn't do video over composite.
                            Last edited by tball; 01-30-2009, 06:08 AM.

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                            • #74
                              I'm really pleased with this driver, much more new stuff then I expected:

                              * got hybrid crossfire to work with an 3450 and 3200 integrated card, having a lcd monitor and a tv connected to the 3450
                              * OpenGL 3.0 support, it is really important vendors like nVidia and AMD implement this. The only things right now that keep OpenGL alive are the huge codebase in commercial applications and that it is cross platform. The api really needs some changes and those can only be a success if the vendors implement support for it in their drivers. Besides as a hobbyist developer I couldn't wait to start developing a bit in OpenGL 3.0 (despite OpenGL 3.0 didn't become what we all were promised).
                              * previous releases made Blender corrupt the desktop (the panel in top became black, or even worse things happened), but with this release those problems are gone

                              There are also some drawbacks:
                              * my computer with hybrid crossfire doesn't like desktop effects (however, I always using a plain desktop), it crashed when I tried to log in with a user that had them enabled
                              * glxgears is returning some error after closing it, that error is in the drivers quite a while now
                              * I cannot rescale the size of the image on my tv, whenever I try to change those settings, X crashes the next time I boot my computer (black screens, no switching to terminal, no soft reset, only option available: hard reset). This error is in the drivers since version 8.10 and is quite annoying. Right now I have big black borders in the top and bottom of my tv.

                              All in all: impressive job, more then I expected. I hope those last bugs, especially not being able to resize my tv image are fixed as well in the near future. Other things I hope for is that AMD implements some extra OpenGL extensions, like geometry shaders. That would be great.

                              btw: tried everything on two computers:
                              AMD Phenom X4 9750 with AMD Radeon HD4870
                              AMD Athlon X2 5200 with AMD Radeon 3450 and 780G chipset with HD 3200 integrated graphics
                              Last edited by Heiko; 01-30-2009, 06:17 AM.

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                              • #75
                                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.
                                I got the same problem - it seems to be a known issue with this driver-release since it go leaked

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