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  • #61
    Originally posted by Domi09 View Post
    Does anyone have a solution for the freeze situation on FC11?
    I have installed the 9.8 driver on FC11 64-bit, it works fine until a program of mine tries to connect to the internet, pidgin for instance.
    As soon as that happens, the whole system freezes. The open source radeon driver works flawlessly though.
    I haven't found any solution for that problem. so I hope anyone of you DOES have a solution.

    Looking forward
    Really hard freezes? SysRq keys don't work anymore? If you can't get any log message, it will be hard to debug. With gentoo unstable the driver works fine so far.

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    • #62
      OK so I tried again to get this working and succeeded after turning on a bunch of unwanted IA32 crap in the kernel (which the gentoo ebuild helpfully doesn't mention at all) and downgrading from git Xorg.

      So now I have 3D until the memory leaks force me to quit the program or suffer a crash. It feels like IE6-quality software, that's for sure.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
        Still "not found" in the link to the release notes. IMO just shows how much attention they pay to the Linux release. It's not the first time they don't release properly.
        Here the typical AMD ReleaseNotes PDF:
        http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_98_linux.pdf

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        • #64
          The new randr feature works like a charm. With previous releases I had to disable randr 1.2 to be able to use dual screen.

          3D seams like a downgrade.

          Error message may appear while playing H264/VC1/mpeg2 media files with
          Hardware Acceleration
          I wonder what this really means

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          • #65
            Originally posted by ObiWan View Post
            Here the typical AMD ReleaseNotes PDF:
            http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_98_linux.pdf
            Still mention "Linux kernel 2.6 or above" as requirement.

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            • #66
              Fedora users shouldn't complain too much

              Fedora uses a patched and ahead-of-stream graphics stack. Thus, if you are using Fedora please don't slag off the ATI team, and instead suggest to the Fedora team that be a little less cutting edge. If the Slack, Gentoo, and Arch users aren't encountering problems, it's fair to say that this is a successful release.

              I say this as a (very) patient Fedora user

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              • #67
                Well its good that the release notes seem to cover a lot more known issues now. Lets hope that they're working on fixing them.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by yesterday View Post
                  Fedora users shouldn't complain too much

                  Fedora uses a patched and ahead-of-stream graphics stack. Thus, if you are using Fedora please don't slag off the ATI team, and instead suggest to the Fedora team that be a little less cutting edge. If the Slack, Gentoo, and Arch users aren't encountering problems, it's fair to say that this is a successful release.

                  I say this as a (very) patient Fedora user
                  I'd call this a successful release if the Ubuntu users aren't having problems.

                  I don't agree with Fedora needing to be less cutting edge. I think it's fair to say that if the OSS driver eventually gets decent support across chipsets, it'll be the Fedora users the ones who'll be testing it first.

                  What it is absolutely true is that Catalyst and Fedora don't mix. Fedora is constantly pushing the envelope and Catalyst is targeted to a different audience; being very popular amongst retired people living in Florida

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by PuckPoltergeist View Post
                    Still mention "Linux kernel 2.6 or above" as requirement.
                    and it works with 2.6.29+30 without patches.

                    So what is your problem?

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                    • #70
                      One thing I find funny in the release notes system requirements is "glibc 2.2 or 2.3". 2.2 was released in 2000, 2.3 in 2002.

                      We're at 2.10 today (which is 2009.)

                      Edit: here's another "diamond":

                      "Error message may appear while playing H264/VC1/mpeg2 media files with
                      Hardware Acceleration"

                      Uh, wut?
                      Last edited by RealNC; 08-18-2009, 08:28 PM.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Technojunkie View Post
                        ssh'ing into my F11 box and attempting to install 9.8 from the console proved more enlightening:
                        Code:
                        ....snip...
                        
                        ./ati-installer.sh: line 39:  6724 Aborted                 ./setup.data/bin/${ARCH_DIR}/setup 2> /dev/null
                        
                        Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.Cgo5FZ
                        this normally happens when compiling with the radeon and DRM modules loaded..although it is not really worth installing as it will lock your system up within 20 seconds of Gnome loading up.

                        the joys of FC11

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Silverthorn View Post
                          Error message may appear while playing H264/VC1/mpeg2 media files with Hardware Acceleration

                          I wonder what this really means
                          Xvba support comming soon ?

                          Gbeauchesne's patch for Xvba support in libva is ready for 5 months now, so where is xvba-video ?

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                          • #73
                            I have changed my operating system to ubuntu jaunty now. There was no problem to create debian packages of the new 9.8 driver and to install them. However I have massive problems with Compiz and Xv ...
                            When I open a window and I play music at the same time, the music hangs for a second. When I maximize the video window in Totem it needs over 2 seconds to react. Smplayer doesn't even play the video in fullscreen mode.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Kitof View Post
                              Gbeauchesne's patch for Xvba support in libva is ready for 5 months now, so where is xvba-video ?
                              Did they even say they're going to release it at all?

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                                Did they even say they're going to release it at all?
                                No, but why did they publish the results of benchs with a beta version of xvba-video ?

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