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    Phoronix: ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review

    Compared to past years when recapping the AMD/ATI Linux advancements over the past calendar year, 2009 was not quite as exciting, which can be viewed as both good and bad for their Catalyst Linux driver. There were many advancements this year on AMD's open-source side, but in 2009 there wasn't as many milestones for their Catalyst driver like in the past with the introduction of CrossFire, OverDrive, same-day Linux support, the AMD Catalyst Control Center, and other new features. Here is our 2009 year in review look at AMD's advancements to their proprietary Catalyst Linux driver along with our annual benchmarks.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14476

  • #2
    I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.


    AWESOME!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Louise View Post
      I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.


      AWESOME!
      +1 Agreed!

      EDIT:
      BTW, my first AMD hardware entered the house previous week because of the OS support guys. Thanks and keep it up!
      Last edited by MaestroMaus; 12-28-2009, 03:52 AM.

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      • #4
        Here is the Radeon Status Matrix from 29/12-2008 =)
        http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature?...=recall&rev=32

        The ChangeLog is here
        http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature?action=info

        But I like this one a lot more =D
        http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

        Not forgetting the Gallium work, which might leap jump classic Mesa.
        http://www.x.org/wiki/GalliumStatus
        Last edited by Louise; 12-29-2009, 06:35 AM.

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        • #5
          Except for a decent video acceleration on UVD 1 I actually don't need that much feature releases anymore. Bugfix releases are much more urgent. At least for a composited desktop, the reliability of fglrx is still a nightmare. Normally, I don't even bother reporting most of the crashes though because for one thing there's so many of them and more importantly, no one ever replied to any of the bugs I did file. How about a support fix release of Catalyst? I really appreciate bridgman being active around here but some more activity on the bug tracker from any of the developers would be a good New Year's resolution from my point of view.

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          • #6
            The first test is absolutely useless, as you have to use opengl video output with forced vsync when you don't want to see tearing. xv is pure pain with fglrx.

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            • #7
              My personal ATI Linux Year in Review:

              Finally fixed several wine bugs.
              Finally got compositing actually usable.
              Finally fixed random hard locks for the 3800 series.

              Much more important to me that any new feature. I feel sorry for the people that are still waiting on XvBA though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Louise View Post
                I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.
                Yes, seeing that RadeonFeature in comparison with the old one you can really see a difference. And I note it, too since I switched away from fglrx (that never ran on this box due to lame kernel/X support, but I actually needed at least a 2.6.29.x for the mainboard to work). I just hope to see all that R600+ stuff getting to fly soon, and please with power management.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adarion View Post
                  Yes, seeing that RadeonFeature in comparison with the old one you can really see a difference. And I note it, too since I switched away from fglrx (that never ran on this box due to lame kernel/X support, but I actually needed at least a 2.6.29.x for the mainboard to work). I just hope to see all that R600+ stuff getting to fly soon, and please with power management.
                  Yeah, and not forgetting the Gallium work, which we didn't even have for a year ago

                  http://www.x.org/wiki/GalliumStatus

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                  • #10
                    Needs Fedora 12 support.

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                    • #11
                      2009 was the year I abandoned all Linux efforts with AMD/ATI and switched to Windows 7. I did it for the fully realized features of the CPU and GPU (well, IGP) and the price of the new OS (@ student price).

                      While I appreciate the efforts of paid and not-paid support of Linux, I could not jump ahead to an HTPC environment that included Blu-Ray and new (2009) hardware.

                      I still have my server farm running RedHat (which is pretty much bullet-proof), and a few boxes with old nVidia cards testing H.264. So while I haven't given up on Linux as a home theater solution for my clients, I am not where I thought I would be at the end of this year.

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                      • #12
                        Jup, ATI sucks for Fedora 12, but opensource radeon driver is quite good so there is much less need for closed source fglrx driver.

                        Phoronix staff why don't you also do year in review for opensource ATI driver?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The_Monkey_King View Post
                          2009 was the year I abandoned all Linux efforts with AMD/ATI and switched to Windows 7. I did it for the fully realized features of the CPU and GPU (well, IGP) and the price of the new OS (@ student price).

                          While I appreciate the efforts of paid and not-paid support of Linux, I could not jump ahead to an HTPC environment that included Blu-Ray and new (2009) hardware.

                          I still have my server farm running RedHat (which is pretty much bullet-proof), and a few boxes with old nVidia cards testing H.264. So while I haven't given up on Linux as a home theater solution for my clients, I am not where I thought I would be at the end of this year.
                          ATI is definitely wrong choice for Linux Media Center. I have used Linux Media Center based on NVIDIA GPU + AMD CPU whole year and it works fabulously!

                          I just bought new Asrock ION330 Netop that is just made for Linux Media Center, installed MythBuntu, XBMC and Boxee, it just works (tm)
                          FullHD 1080p replay uses only few percents of CPU because all decoding is done on NVIDIA GPU.

                          I have Fedora 12 running on all of my laptops, one for work and one at home and all works just perfectly.

                          I suggest you revisit your Linux experience...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Louise View Post
                            I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.


                            AWESOME!
                            Where can we read this article?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Louise View Post
                              I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.


                              AWESOME!
                              Is it in the Fantasy section?

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