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  • Mr_Ed:

    They won't fix it since 9600XT is in their 'dropped' list.

    Stick with OSS driver at least they are good at video playback.

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    • Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
      Mr_Ed:

      They won't fix it since 9600XT is in their 'dropped' list.

      Stick with OSS driver at least they are good at video playback.
      AFAIK Mr. Ed is using the OSS drivers from F11 which include DRI2, RDR, KMS etc...

      Originally posted by Mr_Ed View Post
      But how do I report this Xvideo issue in compiz in rawhide?

      Should that also be in redhat bugzilla?
      I was told yesterday that bug reports are still being requested for the drivers in F11. A few other people reported the slow/choppy video under compiz issue so there is probably a bugzilla ticket already, in which case adding your info to the existing ticket would probably be better than starting a new one. I'll try to check the database later today and see what is already there.
      Last edited by bridgman; 04-08-2009, 10:16 AM.

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      • I'm hoping to gather info from the experience of others, so I have one simple question. Well, probably simple.

        Does the Desktop Environment impact the efficiency of video playback using the Catalyst driver? That is, will switching from KDE 3.5 to either Gnome or KDE 4.2 make a difference?

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        • I can't answer that. I don't have problems watching 720p vids or tv (with tvtime) with or without effects in kde 4.2.X. But I don't monitor cpu usage constantly.

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          • what about ATI 4670 ?
            Does it work well with that driver ?

            In addition i am planning to buy laptop with 16' and that card on board, however i don't know if ATI supports well 1366x768 ?

            I would be glad for any info, cause the decision will have to come after eater on thuesday.

            Thanks a lot

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            • I have the 4670 and 9.3 is just about tolerable. There are no problems that weren't already there before such as occasional crashes, pointer corruption and all OpenGL programs being blocked until a reboot.

              3D support for this card in the open drivers seems like it's about to arrive at long last, though I gather it might not be very usable straight away. It shouldn't take too much longer though, judging by how things progressed with the R500.

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              • Originally posted by Chewi View Post
                I have the 4670 and 9.3 is just about tolerable. There are no problems that weren't already there before such as occasional crashes, pointer corruption and all OpenGL programs being blocked until a reboot.
                occasional crashes?
                pointer corruption ?
                OpenGL programs being blocked until a reboot ?

                Could you specified above?

                What does it mean, @ first it sounds pretty damm a basic things.
                What about playing movies XVid + compiz and some games test, did u tried those ?

                Thanks a lot for feedback

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                • Video works okay but there's still some tearing. Not sure if I have the best settings for that. Games are okay too. Never bothered with compiz.

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                  • Originally posted by Chewi View Post
                    Never bothered with compiz.
                    u never try that or it never made problems ?

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                    • Never tried it. I'm pretty sure it would work though.

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