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  • New Fglrx is out

    FYI: A new fglrx version with the long awaited X server 1.7 support just hit the Ubuntu Lucid repositories.

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+...8.721-0ubuntu1

    Let me now how it sucks

  • #2
    Sample of the change file:

    Description:
    fglrx - Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators
    fglrx-amdcccle - Catalyst Control Center for the ATI graphics accelerators
    fglrx-dev - Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators (devel files)
    fglrx-modaliases - Identifiers supported by the ATI graphics driver
    Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed: 258038 494699
    Changes:
    fglrx-installer (2:8.721-0ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low
    .
    * New upstream release:
    - Restore compatibility with kernel 2.6.32 and xserver 1.7 (LP: #494699).
    - Add Passive Stereo support on workstation (FireGL/FirePro) hardware.
    - Add Eyefinity support (more than 2 monitors on Radeon HD 5xxx hardware).
    Officially WS-only but should work on consumer boards as well.
    * Port packaging to the new alternatives system (LP: #258038).


    If x-server 1.7 is indeed supported, that's good news for us Squeeze users who want to upgrade X!

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    • #3
      If it's anything like the Windows driver there may be more Eyefinity improvements and general performance improvements - it'll probably take a while to get to the amdcccle frontend though:
      http://www.shanebaxtor.com/2010/03/1...y-crap-driver/

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      • #4
        @DivineGrace

        Basically the driver works with squeeze, just not with the new lucid packageing. Up to karmic packageing it was possible to use em directly but not the lucid one as lucid has got special patches to the xserver with additional seach pathes for modules. In theory you could add symlinks as hack but i would not recommend that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          @DivineGrace

          Basically the driver works with squeeze, just not with the new lucid packageing. Up to karmic packageing it was possible to use em directly but not the lucid one as lucid has got special patches to the xserver with additional seach pathes for modules. In theory you could add symlinks as hack but i would not recommend that.
          Thanks for the info. We should not have to hack anything! Since Ubuntu is Debian-derived as everyone knows, the fglrx driver should theoretically work. I'll test it out this weekend and report back.

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          • #6
            If Debian provides a package based on the the orig.tar.gz that will work of course, you just can no use the lucid packages. So hopefully they are quick...

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            • #7
              Is this 10.3 ?

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              • #8
                More like an early version of 10.4.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  More like an early version of 10.4.
                  There still isn't support for the Mobility 5000 series in this driver. Does that mean support will be in 10.5 at the earliest?

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                  • #10
                    It may mean that the vendor used an ID we haven't been told about. What are the PCI IDs for your hardware and what is the hardware ?

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