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  • #31
    Originally posted by unimatrix View Post
    It is fglrx:
    No it's not because it isn't. I don't know what the hell is causing this bug, but since I am not having this problem even on a IGP with 128MB RAM with full HD flash video, there must be another problem.

    Maybe if you read my post 10 times in a row you'd understand it is not fglrx... Because the problem is simply not there. Big. Fscking. Period.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
      No it's not because it isn't. I don't know what the hell is causing this bug, but since I am not having this problem even on a IGP with 128MB RAM with full HD flash video, there must be another problem.

      Maybe if you read my post 10 times in a row you'd understand it is not fglrx... Because the problem is simply not there. Big. Fscking. Period.
      Sigh, It only happens with FGLRX, not Nvidia, not Intel, not Matrox, none of the open source drivers. FGLRX ONLY. It doesn't take a genius to work out where the problem lies.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Kazade View Post
        Sigh, It only happens with FGLRX, not Nvidia, not Intel, not Matrox, none of the open source drivers. FGLRX ONLY. It doesn't take a genius to work out where the problem lies.
        Don't be so quick - it may not directly be fglrx, but rather the setup of particular systems.
        I had problems for a long time with even running amdcccle - found quite a few who did, nobody seemed to be able to fix it. It was nothing to do with fglrx, or amdcccle directly, but rather an old file lying around that wasn't correctly updated.
        So rather than point the finger at fglrx, why not look at the differences between working and non-working systems? That would be a much more productive approach.

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        • #34
          @RealNC

          Why does Gentoo patch more than needed? In my script I only add the "#include <linux/signal.h>" not more. Basically that worked for all drivers i tested.

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          • #35
            ok this is complete crap!

            with mobility radeon HD2600 (M76) It just doesn't work

            without xrandr 1.2 it crashes Xorg, with randr it cannot get the proper resolution for the monitor...

            if only the open source driver had full power management!!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Kano View Post
              @RealNC

              Why does Gentoo patch more than needed? In my script I only add the "#include <linux/signal.h>" not more. Basically that worked for all drivers i tested.
              The extra stuff is because of:

              "The __cmpxchg_wrong_size stub satisfies an unresolved symbol. Don't worry about the fact that it's a stub, it's only called in cases where the previous kernels did nothing anyway."

              It's from this bugzilla item:

              http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=294997

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              • #37
                I don't think this is what I was waiting for...

                Anyone a good howto for the open drivers?
                Last edited by tmpdir; 12-18-2009, 12:59 PM.

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                • #38
                  It seems now RandR is more broken than ever.

                  With it enabled (default), there is probe flickering madness everytime xrandr or wine is used.

                  With it disabled, it is unusable with a black screen on all but the console vts.

                  What a choice!

                  Now that there is no fix to screen flicker, this computer just became a hell of a lot less usable.

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                  • #39
                    little disappointed that the driver does not seem to work with 2.6.32 kernels. It makes testing the upcoming Mepis 8.5 release against ATi cards almost as much of a hassle as testing an Nvidia card.

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                    • #40
                      I don't like your distro, but when you run

                      http://kanotix.com/files/install-fglrx-debian.sh

                      It will install it too - just like on Debian Etch and newer and also Ubuntu.

                      I just updated the script to install the 9-12 hotfix driver. I also fixed a packageing error that prevented to run amdcccle on lenny. Of course i had to integrated a signature hotfix too - as this is now done on the fly nobody has to patch the input anymore when using the script. I just reused the 9-12 final signature - if somebody from ati does not like this hack tell me and put the signature into the hotfix itself instead.
                      Last edited by Kano; 12-18-2009, 07:24 PM.

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                      • #41
                        I maybe repeating myself, but this could be important:
                        with "nopat" kernel boot option opencl seems to finally work (found this solution on an amd developer forum), XvBa also (just tested).

                        OpenCL working just great, and im so glad its working .

                        XvBa working just like in 9.10 for me.

                        Still XvBa is not for me - no subtitles (but i can see those white progress bar and play/stop/pause signs on mplayer - havent seen this on 9.10) and colours arent right.

                        Im using archlinux and i have installed those packages to get XvBa to work: libva-sds xvba-video mplayer-vaapi-pulse
                        (if this can help anybody)

                        Edit: Btw theres a testing watermark with this 9.12 hotfix, but old signature trick will fix it

                        (tested on catalyst 9.12 hotfix, archlinux x86_64, 2.6.32.1-ck kernel, xorg-server 1.6.3.x, hd 4850)
                        9.12 hotfix brings opencl support only, so XvBa should work with 9.12 pretty well (althought i havent tested it)
                        any archlinux user can get this driver by typing 'aur catalyst-opencl' in gogl (for those who knew how to use makepkg) or by using aur manager such like yaourt catalyst-opencl
                        Last edited by Vi0L0; 12-18-2009, 07:26 PM.

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                        • #42
                          Well 9.12 xvba != 9.12 hotfix xvba - compare if you like to.

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                          • #43
                            AMD: dump fglrx and help the open source driver(s) instead. You should just give up on the new features and just stabilize and bug fix the existing code and then abandon it eventually.

                            Had to meet my anti-fglrx pro-OSS quota. ^^

                            I think everyone should just stop using fglrx so they don't have a reason to continue supporting it, and instead will switch to the OS driver.

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                            • #44
                              AMD won't dump fglrx, and for good reasons. That's been said enough times that I don't think it necessary to explain those reasons again here.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                                I think everyone should just stop using fglrx
                                You think too much.

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