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    Just switched over from the open source driver to the prerelease fglrx in debian sid. Kernel module loaded fine and xorg comes up just fine. Most things appear to be working normally (as with the open source) but noticing that flash videos on particular have a lot of vertical refresh as well as occassional hangs. I've tried with hardware acceleration in flash on and off and same result.

    Any thoughts on settings to get it working or is this a known proprietary driver issue? My system is a dell studio 15 with hd4570 card.

    Thanks

  • #2
    xv and opengl

    With the fglrx driver do you still need to define the overlays in xorg.conf? (xv and opengl) Could that cause this jumpy video issue?

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    • #3
      No, compared to previous chips, there is no dedicated hardware in it.

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      • #4
        hmmmm, just don't understand why the fglrx driver has the jumpy issue and open source doesn't.

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        • #5
          Well i want a GOOD explaination for this issue too... It is unlogical that professional users never need xv.

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          • #6
            fglrx

            When I'm using the open source driver the xorg log shows that xv overlays are enabled. just a notification or is it actually working? With the open source driver flash videos(youtube, etc) all work just fine.

            With proprietary only regular vids work ok, flash is horrible.

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            • #7
              anyone else experience this as well?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by esheesle View Post
                anyone else experience this as well?
                the only partial solution i found was to upgrade flash to 10.1 rc wich is supposed to be gpgpu accelerated. well in best case vertical wierness improve a bit but get prepared to reopen that browser a looooot, cuz this flash with fglrx hang up the player, the browser process in case of chrome, then the browser, and then sometimes few secs later kwin too lol. at least in my pc ofc.

                just try that maybe you are lucky, and the video quality get good enough

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                • #9
                  You should try a firefox lorentz build.

                  http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...-lorentz-l10n/

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                  • #10
                    So why the heck doesn't flash have this problem with the open source driver?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by esheesle View Post
                      So why the heck doesn't flash have this problem with the open source driver?
                      fglrx and the OSS are completly different codebase, aka even if both up to some point export X GL function with the same name or call the same Xserver function, they do it in a 100% different way.

                      so this happens just cuz the OSS is better and more stable codebase than fglrx (since ever fglrx have an impresive number of issues with 2d, xv, video, flash, resizing, composite, and well many many other things)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
                        fglrx and the OSS are completly different codebase, aka even if both up to some point export X GL function with the same name or call the same Xserver function, they do it in a 100% different way.

                        so this happens just cuz the OSS is better and more stable codebase than fglrx (since ever fglrx have an impresive number of issues with 2d, xv, video, flash, resizing, composite, and well many many other things)
                        ahhhh. wow, you'd figure that would be some basic stuff. Just annoying because my new system is going to have a 5470 card which isn't well supported by the open source driver either. Guess I'm stuck with crappy video playback.

                        Was hoping that like in the OSS driver I could just enable some overlays to smooth it out.

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                        • #13
                          oh, and it even seems to affect scrolling. pretty depressing driver state.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by esheesle View Post
                            oh, and it even seems to affect scrolling. pretty depressing driver state.
                            try it with composite, is even funnier. sometimes you can see pixel by pixel how stuff get drawn in the screen. is so teachful

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                            • #15
                              So no real tweaks to get flash video and fglrx to not freeze up my browser then with my new ati 5470 card?

                              I could almost deal with some tearing, but the browser becomes very unresponsive as the video is playing. Really annoying.

                              Would use the open source driver but doesn't seem to have power management for this card quite yet. Hopefully soon.

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