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  • #76
    Addendum to last - uh, that means that, in all likelihood, unless Fedora 7 slips - or the project decides to switch X servers at the last minute - no R500 or R600 card will work with anything but the VESA driver w F7, right?

    Does anyone know for certain that the only problem / incompatibility between the current driver(s) and the Fedora 7 Xorg server is the version string?

    - Larry

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    • #77
      Originally posted by time2IPL View Post
      Does anyone know for certain that the only problem / incompatibility between the current driver(s) and the Fedora 7 Xorg server is the version string?
      There might be some issues with F7 x86_64 and fglrx, as when working on the packaging scripts I ran into a few crashes, but last I tried recently with F7 and 32-bit it had worked.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #78
        There are already release candidates for the 8.38 driver for windows... too bad no one leaks linux drivers

        8.37 is coming later today (in 4 hours) or tomorrow (in 28 hours).

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        • #79
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          8.37 is coming later today (in 4 hours) or tomorrow (in 28 hours).
          Who says that?
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #80
            It normaly ever comes on wednesday or thursday, and it ever comes at this time and they most likely don't release a driver on the 30th or 31th.

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            • #81
              still cant see it

              desperate to get 8.37.x for fedora - is there any news of even an approximate date - looking on the website 5 times a day is a pain.

              If there was a way of knowing that it wont be at least for a couple of weeks my sanity might be saved. I am guessing this might be covered in your forthcoming article?

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              • #82
                Originally posted by danielpugh View Post
                desperate to get 8.37.x for fedora - is there any news of even an approximate date - looking on the website 5 times a day is a pain.

                If there was a way of knowing that it wont be at least for a couple of weeks my sanity might be saved. I am guessing this might be covered in your forthcoming article?
                Check back before the release of Fedora on Phoronix and it will be answered.

                AMD is known to release their drivers on Wednesdays... there is one more Wednesday left in the month
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #83
                  cool, that helps. its the only thing not working (including wireless and fingerprint reader on my laptop, frustrating after using feisty fawn).

                  thanks very much, and fingers crossed for next week

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post
                    There might be some issues with F7 x86_64 and fglrx, as when working on the packaging scripts I ran into a few crashes, but last I tried recently with F7 and 32-bit it had worked.
                    Sorry for having gotten completely lost here - the last I tried it, F7 && fglrx == no workee due to F7's Xorg returning a version of (I think) 1.3.something as opposed to the 7.2.whatever that the driver was expecting.

                    How the heck did you get it to work; did you have to downgrade the X server, or ??

                    Thanks,
                    Larry

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by time2IPL View Post
                      Sorry for having gotten completely lost here - the last I tried it, F7 && fglrx == no workee due to F7's Xorg returning a version of (I think) 1.3.something as opposed to the 7.2.whatever that the driver was expecting.

                      How the heck did you get it to work; did you have to downgrade the X server, or ??

                      Thanks,
                      Larry
                      I am the Fedora fglrx maintainer, I was using 8.37. Check your PMs.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #86
                        is there any way to solve the video playback problem with 8.36?
                        Beside waiting for 8.37

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                        • #87
                          going back to 8.35 is what i did.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Michael View Post
                            There might be some issues with F7 x86_64 and fglrx, as when working on the packaging scripts I ran into a few crashes, but last I tried recently with F7 and 32-bit it had worked.
                            Inside the blob are some more issues now with i386... ugh. The issues I originally experienced on x86_64 seem to effect i386 now. Unfortunately the problem is tracing back to inside the binary blob. I'll try it once again when F7 final is out.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #89
                              Just want to fill out the details on *how I got my ATI X1650Pro AGP card working *

                              I've update the bios to latest on the motherboard -- a good thing as I now can see both cores on my athlon 64 *woot*

                              Chasing around the one path that left me feeling warm and fuzzy was memory allocation.
                              I found 'no more mtrrs' errors on occaisions in the logs, and I noted that DRI would actually start -but teh screen would go black appearing to hang, and trying to kill the X server in that state inevitably lead to hard lock.

                              1) ATI Radeon X1650Pro (ati branded box)
                              2) 2*256Mb Heads
                              3) Gigabyte GA-K8NSC board
                              4) 1.5Gb DDR(single channel atm)
                              5) AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800

                              Bios on motherboard to F8 version - brought up second core on the CPU .. presented memory errors on two boots with AGP GART set to 64Mb and 128Mb in the BIOS.
                              Was able to boot several times with 128Mb AGP GART size set, bring X up in NoDRI "yes" mode -
                              I was still logging "no more mtrrs" messages in dmesg. Noted that **none** of the memory allocations in /proc/mtrr lined up - it looked like it was splitting my main ram to two allocations, and completely misreading the video card.

                              many many many reboots later I now have this

                              512MB AGP GART set in BIOS, *** the kicker here, was to add the feature to enable >4Gb ram on the motherboard. This closed up the MTRR allocation for my ram to ONE line.
                              in GRUB boot line video=vesa,ywrap,mtrr,vram:512 vga=791
                              in xorg.conf Option "MaxGARTSize" "512"
                              also in xorg.conf Option "NoDRI" "No"

                              WOOT!
                              for the record, this is all on the ati 8.37.6 drivers... but if wow behaves like this after I rebuild wine I'm gonna roll back.

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