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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 9.12 For Linux Released

    AMD has today delivered their last proprietary Linux driver update for the year, Catalyst 9.12. However, if you were hoping Catalyst 9.12 would deliver on some of your holiday wishes, guess again...

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

  • #2
    The driver contains OpenGL 3.2 support.

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    • #3
      Useless update for those who want to test xvba.

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      • #4
        leaving aside any comments about xvba (no need to get into that again!), opengl3.2 support is welcome. Shall have to try it out soon.

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        • #5
          Is this release working with Xserver 1.7 (xorg 7.5)?

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          • #6
            damn, i've got the dreaded 'black screen' that everyones been ranting about for years, but I've never been afflicted until now...

            Is there any synopsis on what causes it? or just bad luck

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            • #7
              Try to remove /etc/ati/amdpcsdb and reboot.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by baskin View Post
                Is this release working with Xserver 1.7 (xorg 7.5)?
                Hahahaha, ahahaha, haha, ha...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by baskin View Post
                  Is this release working with Xserver 1.7 (xorg 7.5)?
                  By reading the documentation, I think not.

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                  • #10
                    I would try it but unfortunately supporting xorg releases isn't a priority so I can't.

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                    • #11
                      However, if you were hoping Catalyst 9.12 would deliver on some of your holiday wishes, guess again. There still is no pure, usable XvBA support besides using the VA-API to XvBA wrapper
                      I'd say the case of them infringing on one of Epic patents is getting pretty convincing.

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                      • #12
                        I have a 5750. I got the card to run three screens in DVI so I also have the Dell Active DP adapter but the Linux drivers don't support the third screen (though it does see it). I was told my ATI this is because of the Eyefinity setup under Linux but it will be working soon.

                        Does anyone know if I can finally run three screens properly with 9.12?? Thanks!

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                        • #13
                          9.11 is working with my current setup. 2.6.30-15 works. 2.6.30-14 and 2.6.30-16 do not with Ubuntu.

                          Yeah... I'll keep using 9.11 because even a kernel security bugfix makes it stop working... It seems as if you need to actually use voodoo magic to make fglrx work and I sure as hell am not going to risk using the 9.12 driver. Especially if it doesn't bring anything to the table.

                          Hell logging in takes a few tries. I can tell by watching the bash login and counting the failed attempts at automatically launching X untill it works. I can also see some serious framebuffer wierdness every once in a while and I pray it doesn' t crash by not even moving my mouse.

                          As long as I don't start clicking around and throwing commands when I run nything remotely related to 3D it somehow doesn't crash. Otherwise it actually does.

                          God... Bridgman, I hope it's just some tiny bunch of bugs or something, some tiny misconfigured defaults, almost completely, but not fully, implemented stuff or easily fixable, that codebase of fglrx, or otherwise... yeah...

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                          • #14
                            With this release glxinfo | grep OpenGL says :
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                            OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                            OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
                            OpenGL version string: 3.2.9232
                            OpenGL shading language version string: 1.50
                            OpenGL extensions:

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                            • #15
                              Have they fixed this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/351186 ?

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