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I am downloading the new driver, however when going through the drop-down menu on amd.com to choose drivers I noticed that Radeon HD agp cards only list Windows drivers. The PCIE HD cards include linux.
Has Linux driver support for Radeon HD agp cards been dropped?
fan-less+notebooks/netbook ??? wow,,, in my dreams!
There are at least two fan-less netbooks on the market. Both use intel-CPUs (atom) and have glossy displays, and I'm not touching that. But they exist.
My current notebook is on the brink of death due to a semi-dead and unreplaceable fan (possibly induced by higher-than-intended load to mask a defective nvidia GPU), which means two out of three notebooks became unusable because of a fan. I'd like to prevent my next purchase from suffering the same fate.
10.6 is one big pile of fail for me, the worst driver in ages
using dual screen desktop on hd4870 @ ubuntu 9.10 64 bit:
- second screen stays black (but mouse cursor shows)
- no composite (fallback to metacity)
also, dmesg shows lots of failures:
dmesg |grep -i fglrx
[ 34.255791] fglrx: module license 'Proprietary. (C) 2002 - ATI Technologies, Starnberg, GERMANY' taints kernel.
[ 34.287577] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 7768 MBytes.
[ 34.287690] [fglrx] vendor: 1002 device: 9440 count: 1
[ 34.287909] [fglrx] ioport: bar 4, base 0xee00, size: 0x100
[ 34.288038] [fglrx] Kernel PAT support is enabled
[ 34.288054] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.74.4 [May 27 2010] with 1 minors
[ 37.342690] fglrx_pci 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 302.760174] [fglrx:__mc_heap_map_virtual_space] *ERROR* Failed to map the virtual space
[ 302.760178] [fglrx:mc_heap_alloc_reserved_mem] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address for this reserved range
[ 302.760180] [fglrx:MCIL_AllocateMemory] *ERROR* Can not allocate requested local FB memory
[ 302.760182] [fglrx:__gart_init] *ERROR* Gps_GartInitialization failed.
[ 302.760184] [fglrx:gal_init] *ERROR* Failed to initialize gal
[ 302.760186] [fglrx:mc_heap_init] *ERROR* Fail to initialize GAL
[ 302.760187] [fglrx:firegl_init_pcie] *ERROR* GAL initialization failure
[ 385.143093] [fglrx:__mc_heap_map_virtual_space] *ERROR* Failed to map the virtual space
[ 385.143097] [fglrx:mc_heap_alloc_reserved_mem] *ERROR* Can not get virtual address for this reserved range
[ 385.143099] [fglrx:MCIL_AllocateMemory] *ERROR* Can not allocate requested local FB memory
[ 385.143101] [fglrx:__gart_init] *ERROR* Gps_GartInitialization failed.
[ 385.143103] [fglrx:gal_init] *ERROR* Failed to initialize gal
[ 385.143104] [fglrx:mc_heap_init] *ERROR* Fail to initialize GAL
[ 385.143106] [fglrx:firegl_init_pcie] *ERROR* GAL initialization failure
i'm back to 10.3, which works fine for me
if anyone knows how to get dual screen working with compiz on, please tell me
Has anyone noticed that 'unminimizing' windows is snappy nowadays? It took me like a second with 10.5, whilst this does it virtually instantly. I can even screencast decently nowadays with my HD5770 (used to get me almost 5 fps ).