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    Phoronix: AMD Releases Catalyst 9.6 For Linux

    AMD has pushed out a new Catalyst driver update for Linux users this afternoon. The two new features in this release, as mentioned by their release notes (PDF), is support for new Linux distributions and MultiView support for Radeon hardware. The distributions now officially supported by the Catalyst 9.6 Linux driver is SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and early Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzMyOA

  • #2
    so soon? it is just 15th today.

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    • #3
      Does it support 2.6.30 kernel?

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      • #4
        The website still shows 9.5, and does the new driver have 2.6.29/30 support?

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        • #5
          No because who needs it? ATI is still in time where 2.6.10 is out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mazur View Post
            No because who needs it? ATI is still in time where 2.6.10 is out.

            I know, I am using the Open Source drivers anyway, but I am just curious.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hdas View Post
              so soon? it is just 15th today.
              It seems AMD is aware of that. Catalyst 9.6 isn't even available for download yet.

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              • #8
                oh no, the worst issue ever:
                "System may stop responding when running Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory"

                so even if i can have 3D on a 780g with the driver, i might not be able to use it for the only true reason

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                • #9
                  Enough is enough. Tomorrow, I buy a NVIDIA card for my mediacenter. I'm tired of waiting for an XvBA interface that will never come out. Never more ATI

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                  • #10
                    2.6.30 support..... WHY?
                    that would be supporting a new kernel WAY head of schedule.
                    why not wait until people get angry and go and buy nvidia.
                    then we'll really have a reason to improve

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                    • #11
                      Another useless driver,

                      - No support for kernel 2.6.29 or 2.6.30.
                      - Legacy GPUs code is still there though disabled making the download too big and not letting legacy users enjoy this code while it is still there, what a selfish bunch.
                      -No support for Linux yet, just three outdated distributions.

                      Guys, I can go as far as to say that kernel 2.6.30 or .31 for that matter, support will be added by the 9.9 if we are lucky or 9.10 release.

                      Yesterday I was still an AMD supporter even though I hated ATI. Today, I hate AMD and ATI. Is so sad, I won't buy AMD and even less ATI anymore.

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                      • #12
                        @JeanPaul145: you can grab it here: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

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                        • #13
                          I just would like to know:

                          "Why?!"

                          You got one month to prepare good working driver with support, many people was even giving code to support new kernel's but no. This driver should be called 'Catalyst for stable/old Ubuntu', not Catalyst for Linux. You do not support stable kernels, you do not support alpha kernels. Then what the hell you support?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JeanPaul145 View Post
                            It seems AMD is aware of that. Catalyst 9.6 isn't even available for download yet.
                            Just replace 9-5 by 9-6 in the URL for the download ...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mendieta View Post
                              Just replace 9-5 by 9-6 in the URL for the download ...
                              Yeah between that post and this one they changed it. I'm installing it right now, wondering in what wonderful ways the June '09 edition of fglrx will disappoint me.

                              EDIT: I see the whole xorg-server-patch-removal-causing-terrible-delays-on-unminimizing-windows thing hasn't been cleared up yet. Back to Metacity for me.

                              I must say, I'm getting mighty tired of always wondering what functionality will get broken with my AMD card, and then not getting timely fixes for that breakage once it happens.if this keeps up my next gfx card (admittedly more than a year or two away) will come from the stables of Nvidia.

                              @the AMD execs: I get the whole professional-businesses-make-us-money thing, but don't forget about the Linux desktop people please. Unreleased UVD2 code, mediocre performance on high-end gfx cards, updates barely even worth updating to (and getting less so every month)... This is the reward we get for buying an AMD gfx card. If you have a shortage of manpower, just hire more people. Don't give us the economic crisis excuse (developers don't cost *THAT* much, just fire a couple of execs with poor job performance reviews or something...), just listen to your customers. All of them.
                              P.S.: I'm fully aware of the FOSS drivers, but those don't really currently help those of us with an R600/R700 card now do they
                              Last edited by JeanPaul145; 06-15-2009, 04:25 PM.

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