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  • Catalyst 10.2 is out

    Download:
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

    No release notes at the moment...

  • #2
    Let the bashing begin!

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    • #3
      The backclear patch still seams to be required for fluent desktop effects...

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      • #4
        Does it works under Xorg 7.5? (hehe)

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        • #5
          Better ask the easter bunny.

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          • #6
            Damn, nearly forgot about fglrx.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by noether View Post
              Does it works under Xorg 7.5? (hehe)
              ofc it doesn't ' xD

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                Damn, nearly forgot about fglrx.
                If you are laptop user like me, the still prevalent lack of (well working) powersaving features of the OS drivers reminds you every day of fglrx...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dgrafenhofer View Post
                  If you are laptop user like me, the still prevalent lack of (well working) powersaving features of the OS drivers reminds you every day of fglrx...

                  I got a laptop, just not one with an overkill of a GPU, because you know, I want a portable laptop that's not a mobile furnace.
                  Anyway, the driver does not work with KDE4 desktop effects; guess they never fixed the issue. Enabeling the effects causes a black screen (system remains responsive though, so you can still exit to a console just fine). I expect the issues with Compiz are there too. Driver also has the "new" 2D accel. method, though it's still very buggy and slow in this driver revision to be of any practical use. If you still want to try it out, as root:

                  Code:
                  aticonfig --set-pcs-str=DDX,Direct2DAccel,TRUE
                  ... and restart X. To revert to old method:
                  Code:
                  aticonfig --del-pcs-key=DDX,Direct2DAccel
                  At least packaging for Karmic works now.

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                  • #10
                    Did you really expect a WORKING driver?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                      Driver also has the "new" 2D accel. method, though it's still very buggy and slow in this driver revision to be of any practical use.
                      Did seriously anyone in here (except Qaridarium ) think it would be otherwise?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        Did you really expect a WORKING driver?
                        No, but from a psychological perspective whining a bit makes oneself fell better

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                        • #13
                          debian

                          zomg...

                          Okay I will upload 10-2 now to Debian, but if AMD does not deliver a working driver for Xorg 7.5, then I think it will be excluded from our next release Squeeze at all..

                          Bad bad AMD, you leave us, the Distribution Maintainers, alone in a dark corner :/

                          nvidia is delivering a working driver since "ages", that is a bad press on Linux for you guys.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                            Anyway, the driver does not work with KDE4 desktop effects; guess they never fixed the issue.
                            funny, just today I decided to give KDE4.4 a spin, and whatdoyaknow, it works (HD5770, 10.1).

                            won't try 10.2 before the official release though.

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                            • #15
                              I'm testing this new release under Ubuntu 9.10 and compiz segfaults, specially if you load another GLX app and then close it like glxgears.

                              No need to add nopat anymore for CAL.

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