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  • Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 9.10 Gets Unreleased Catalyst 9.10 Driver

    Besides the ATI Catalyst Linux driver still lacking public XvBA support (the library is in the driver, but there's no documentation or public implementations of it) even though we exclusively detailed the X-Video Bitstream Acceleration architecture nearly a year ago for enhancing HD video playback on Linux, the other leading problem we usually end up facing with AMD's proprietary Linux driver is their slow response time with supporting new X Server and kernel releases. AMD's policy has been not to focus on providing support for unreleased kernels/X servers, and then to provide the support once out, but while they do provide new releases on a consistent monthly basis, things usually don't end up working out as planned. In some cases it has taken AMD months to support new Linux components within their proprietary driver stack to the point that most recently support for the Linux 2.6.29 kernel wasn't even added until after the Linux 2.6.30 kernel had been out...

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

  • #2
    Already Installed

    I had it installed yesterday and it's working well. Problems experienced ;

    *screen flashes when starting wine-apps and KRandRTray.


    glxgears with default window size =
    17598 frames in 5.0 seconds
    46227 frames in 5.0 seconds
    47909 frames in 5.0 seconds
    45540 frames in 5.0 seconds
    47655 frames in 5.0 seconds
    47955 frames in 5.0 seconds
    48026 frames in 5.0 seconds
    47151 frames in 5.0 seconds
    47731 frames in 5.0 seconds
    49737 frames in 5.0 seconds
    50174 frames in 5.0 seconds
    50120 frames in 5.0 seconds
    48377 frames in 5.0 seconds

    on HD x3870.

    I used to get about 3K in standard driver, and about 7K with previous (when they worked!) fglrx drivers, so it's an improvement but could be better hey?

    Does anyone know what score to expect from this HD 3870 card?

    SMART MOVE TEAM !!!
    Last edited by Threedays; 09-06-2009, 04:13 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Threedays View Post
      I had it installed yesterday and it's working well. Problems experienced ;

      *screen flashes when starting wine-apps and KRandRTray.


      glxgears with default window size =
      17598 frames in 5.0 seconds
      46227 frames in 5.0 seconds
      47909 frames in 5.0 seconds
      45540 frames in 5.0 seconds
      47655 frames in 5.0 seconds
      47955 frames in 5.0 seconds
      48026 frames in 5.0 seconds
      47151 frames in 5.0 seconds
      47731 frames in 5.0 seconds
      49737 frames in 5.0 seconds
      50174 frames in 5.0 seconds
      50120 frames in 5.0 seconds
      48377 frames in 5.0 seconds

      on HD x3870.

      I used to get about 3K in standard driver, and about 7K with previous (when they worked!) fglrx drivers, so it's an improvement but could be better hey?

      Does anyone know what score to expect from this HD 3870 card?

      SMART MOVE TEAM !!!
      glxgears. is. not. a. benchmark.
      Last edited by d2kx; 09-06-2009, 04:32 PM.

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      • #4
        @Threedays

        Try using the other port. This happens when then 2nd port is used and

        xrandr

        commands are executed. glxgears is really boring also it gets a higher score when the window is invisible and results invalid then.

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        • #5
          I'm not sure, should we say thank you amd for making a card we bought from you actually work?

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          • #6
            Game Test

            Gaming has vastly improved both in wine and linux native games! It wont be long before developers wont have any excuses not to port games to both platforms.

            Fullscreen games did reorganise my icons though when quitting. This is annoying.

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            • #7
              This happens mainly when you use another fullscreen res than your desktop res.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                @Threedays

                Try using the other port. This happens when then 2nd port is used and

                xrandr

                commands are executed. glxgears is really boring also it gets a higher score when the window is invisible and results invalid then.
                Ok thanks for the heads up. So I connect the monitor to the other port on the card!

                UPDATE : THANKS KANO IT WORKED !!!! no more flashing
                Last edited by Threedays; 09-06-2009, 04:50 PM.

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                • #9
                  That bug is so old that ATI maybe forgot about fixing it...

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                  • #10
                    Really AMD. If you have to do this thrice, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.

                    What about tracking upstream development a little closer, so this doesn't have to keep happening?

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