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  • Woah, AMD Releases OpenGL 4.0 Linux Support!

    Phoronix: Woah, AMD Releases OpenGL 4.0 Linux Support!

    Woah, here comes a pleasant surprise from AMD with their Catalyst Linux driver. AMD yesterday released a Catalyst 10.3 Linux driver that really didn't bring anything too exciting (and it still doesn't support X.Org Server 1.7), but today they've delivered a new preview driver that's based on Catalyst 10.3 and it brings OpenGL 3.3/4.0 support!..

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

  • #2
    First!!!
    Can someone chech is this version xserver 1.7 compatible.And I know that it is based on 10.3...,soooo... still...tell me

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    • #3
      Buahaha, AMD beat Nvidia to OpenGL 4. This is news, ironic.

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      • #4
        I started post with hate and despair It took me a while to understand that this is actully good news. :P

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kUrb1a View Post
          I started post with hate and despair It took me a while to understand that this is actully good news. :P
          Lol, I was shocked myself :P.

          This is great news. I hope that this will also fix the issues with the Heaven 2.0 benchmark.

          Keep it up ATI and maybe we will grow to like your Linux support :P

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          • #6
            Yay! Features!
            Now if only ATI hadn't declared half their cards (including my X1600 Pro) "legacy" and stopped developing drivers for them!

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            • #7
              wtf am I supposed to do with OpenGL 4? Play Gods of War 3? wtf... How about all 5xxx cards get supported first, how about we get hardware acceleration, how about, etc, etc, etc.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kUrb1a View Post
                Can someone chech is this version xserver 1.7 compatible
                As I understand it, AMD's plan is to release 1.7 compatible drivers as soon as all of the major distributions have upgraded to 1.8.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MiUNX View Post
                  wtf am I supposed to do with OpenGL 4? Play Gods of War 3? wtf... How about all 5xxx cards get supported first, how about we get hardware acceleration, how about, etc, etc, etc.
                  How about creating an awesome OpenGL 4 game and releasing it on Linux? You know you want to...

                  Looks like my next card will be AMD. They now provide proper OpenGL support in the non-free driver and they help the free driver achieve that same goal.

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                  • #10
                    Holy fsck!!!!

                    *excitement excitement excitement*

                    Go AMD!

                    Take that you-...

                    *Okey cool down*

                    Good... Turning point for nVidia's driver game... Started with the AMD FLOSS driver and now this...

                    Let's have a look:
                    -OpenGL 4.0
                    -Crossfire
                    -Catalyst Control Center
                    -GPU recovery
                    -Power management
                    -EyeFinity (which not a single rich nerd without a life will ever use )

                    Up next:
                    -Beating nVidia at their last stronghold (namely less bugs and faster X11 support)

                    The latter, please, plix, plox?

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                    • #11
                      Just that you can not use the driver with Xserver 1.7, they should have used a newer base.

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                      • #12
                        Correction thanks to the awesome time limite Phoronix!
                        -EyeFinity (which no one but a single rich nerd without a life will ever use )

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                        • #13
                          A *very* quick glance suggests that this *does* support xserver1.7....

                          Code:
                          if [ "$xorg_server_ver_num" ]
                                      then
                                          if [ `echo "$xorg_server_ver_num" | grep -c '1\.7'` -gt 0 ]
                                          then                    
                                              X_VERSION="Xorg"
                                              x_ver_num="7.5"
                                          elif [ `echo "$xorg_server_ver_num" | grep -c '1\.6'` -gt 0 ]
                                          then                    
                                              X_VERSION="Xorg"
                                              x_ver_num="7.4"
                                          elif [ `echo "$xorg_server_ver_num" | grep -c '1\.5'` -gt 0 ]
                                          then                   
                                              X_VERSION="Xorg"
                                              x_ver_num="7.4"
                                          elif [ `echo "$xorg_server_ver_num" | grep -c '^1\.4'` -gt 0 ]
                                          then
                                              X_VERSION="Xorg"
                                              x_ver_num="7.3"
                                          fi
                                      fi
                          
                          
                                      if [ "${x_name}" = "Xorg" -a ${x_maj} -eq 7 -a ${x_min} -eq 5 ]; then
                                  		x_ver_internal=x740
                                      # Map Xorg 7.4
                                      elif [ "${x_name}" = "Xorg" -a ${x_maj} -eq 7 -a ${x_min} -eq 4 ]; then
                             		        x_ver_internal=x740
                                      else
                                          # Workaround to set internal version number (for platform binary
                                          # directory) to handle modular X
                                          if [ ${x_maj} -lt 4 -o ${x_maj} -ge 7 ]; then
                                                  x_ver_internal=x690
                                          fi
                                      fi

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                          • #14
                            Why can't they do this with the Ubuntu Beta drivers? It proves that they can release unsupported drivers... well maybe they will start supporting the latest Xorg before it is released.

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                            • #15
                              @droidhacker

                              Do you see a x750 dir? I don't, but feel free to try it.

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