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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

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    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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                    • #11
                      New Fglrx builds Available

                      Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                      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
                      New Source
                      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+...8.721-0ubuntu4
                      is now out.

                      Builds at
                      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...+build/1571790

                      This version works on my HD5750 under Lucid.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Blue Beard View Post
                        New Source
                        https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+...8.721-0ubuntu4
                        is now out.

                        This version works on my HD5750 under Lucid.
                        Actually the source has remained the same. It's just the Ubuntu packaging scripts that have changed. Apparently they added some XvBA patch from Kano. Won't do you no good though, because AMD has chosen to deprive owners of HD5xxx cards of the XvBA feature.

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                        • #13
                          "Chosen to deprive" sounds so evil. "Don't have it working yet" is probably a more accurate description.

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                          • #14
                            Debian

                            Well the new version is in the debian sid repository now as well. Running squeeze here but was able to add the sid repo and install it.

                            How is the performance compared to the open source driver for everyone else? Seems pretty good here, especially on temperature control.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                              "Chosen to deprive" sounds so evil.
                              Yes it does . But there's an element of truth in it.

                              "Don't have it working yet" is probably a more accurate description.
                              Let me guess. The reason it isn't working yet is because nobody is working on it! And that's a choice ATI/AMD made.

                              Btw. Didn't you purchase an Evergreen card yourself? Have you got it working on Linux yet, and if so are you satisfied with the experience either driver gives you? Or maybe you have traded it in for a NVidia card

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