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  • catalyst 9.6 is out

    wget https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

    works.

    very, very slowly ....

  • #2
    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    Do you have a changelog? I wonder what the improvements are.

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    • #3
      not yet, no. The release notes are always uploaded a bit later in my experience. I don't think they will be available in the next 12-24h

      but the driver package is a lot bigger than previous ones. 89mb instead of 85mb of 9.5 or 83 of 9.4, 81 of 9.3, 80 of 9.2, 79 of 9.1

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      • #4
        Originally posted by energyman View Post
        hehe beat me to it, but I can't compile it yet due to the same errors from 9.5 not building on kernel 2.6.29

        EDIT: The 2.6.29 patch still applies "cleanly".

        EDIT2:
        GL_VERTEX_SHADER_ARB:
        GL_MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_COMPONENTS_ARB = 1024
        GL_MAX_VARYING_FLOATS_ARB = 64
        GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS_ARB = 16
        GL_MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS_ARB = 16
        GL_MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS_ARB = 16
        GL_MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS_ARB = 16
        GL_MAX_TEXTURE_COORDS_ARB = 16
        GL_FRAGMENT_SHADER_ARB:
        GL_MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_COMPONENTS_ARB = 1024
        GL_MAX_TEXTURE_COORDS_ARB = 16
        GL_MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS_ARB = 16
        yay!
        Last edited by hpestilence; 06-15-2009, 02:00 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hpestilence View Post
          hehe beat me to it, but I can't compile it yet due to the same errors from 9.5 not building on kernel 2.6.29

          EDIT: The 2.6.29 patch still applies "cleanly".

          EDIT2: yay!
          no 2.6.29? oh man - that sucks. Really. It does.

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          • #6
            release notes are out.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by energyman View Post
              no 2.6.29? oh man - that sucks. Really. It does.
              Just so you understand why we aren't spending all our time on the newest kernels, we have a number of workstation customers running on RHEL 4.7 which AFAIK uses a modified 2.6.9 kernel. No that is not a typo. Yes we have to support it.
              Last edited by bridgman; 06-15-2009, 02:50 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                Just so you understand why we aren't spending all our time on the newest kernels, we have a number of workstation customers running on RHEL 4.7 which AFAIK uses a modified 2.6.9 kernel. No that is not a typo. Yes we have to support it.
                What does that have to do with 2.6.29 and 2.6.30 which have been i rc for a few weeks. If Nvidia can do it so can AMD.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by egon2003 View Post
                  If Nvidia can do it so can AMD.
                  What bridgeman is saying is that their dev team is inferior I think...

                  (nothing like a little banter to get some devs going...)

                  I mean come on 2.6.29 isn't even current now.

                  And we don't care if you have to support guys on RHEL 4.7. Thats your stupid agreements you made with them. Now aren't AMD at the forefront of technology? Or at least supposed to be?

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                  • #10
                    Well there was me hoping I could use the new driver, looks like i'll stick with the radeon driver instead

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                      Just so you understand why we aren't spending all our time on the newest kernels, we have a number of workstation customers running on RHEL 4.7 which AFAIK uses a modified 2.6.9 kernel. No that is not a typo. Yes we have to support it.
                      I know that - and I am gratefull that people who don't use mainstream distros or compile their own kernels aren't left out. BUT:
                      2.6.29 is out for MONTH
                      2.6.28 is not supported by the STABLE tree anymore.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lordmozilla View Post
                        What bridgeman is saying is that their dev team is inferior I think...
                        Actually iirc you usually have to use older driver versions with nVidia if you want to have support with older kernels. nVidia and AMD/ATi seem to have different target groups altogether. nVidia targets gamers with new kernels, AMD/ATi targets enterprise distros with older kernels. I doubt you'd get as fast updates with nVidia if they were also required to do backwards compat as far as AMD/ATi apparently does (2.6.9? That's amazing). With nVidia if you want to use older kernels you need to also use older unmaintained drivers so it's as if they think enterprise users wouldn't exist at all.

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                        • #13
                          nvidia's latest official driver:
                          Software Element
                          Min Requirement
                          Check With...
                          Linux kernel 2.4.7 cat /proc/version
                          XFree86/X.Org 4.0.1/6.7 XFree86 -version/Xorg -version
                          Kernel modutils 2.1.121 insmod --version

                          so your theory has some holes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by energyman View Post
                            so your theory has some holes.
                            It's based on what I've personally experienced. Every nVidia driver version I tried was strictly limited to a range of kernel versions outside which it would either not compile or would run badly. (I did use nVidia for years on Linux before moving to an ATi card)

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                            • #15
                              Come on, AMD guys, this is starting to get a bit sad now. As said above 2.6.29 is at least three months old now (because 2.6.30 is out).

                              Isn't it time you branch the 2.6.9 code away from the 2.6.29 code in your driver? I can't imagine your code being in a healthy state at the moment, supporting that vast range of kernels.

                              Interesting thing here, btw: you are supporting a 2.6.9 kernel for RHEL4.7 and 4.8, but you stopped supporting older cards in the recent drivers? Huh? Wouldn't you expect RHEL4.x workstations to sport those exact old cards? I mean, why have old software on a new machine?
                              Last edited by wzzrd; 06-15-2009, 05:22 PM.

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