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  • ati catalyst 10.6 released

    im suprised nobody noticed.
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English

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    Direct2D is enabled by default and its bloody fast!

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    • #3
      Then I guess it's time to dust of the old Evergreen I have laying around here.

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      • #4
        Does it work with xorg server 1.8?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          Does it work with xorg server 1.8?
          If you patch the xorg server version to report 1.7, yes. They still only support up to xorg 7.5 it seems.

          Besides that they still haven't fixed the huge performance drop in HoN that came with 10.5... I wonder if 5xxx owners still crash...

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          • #6
            im suprised nobody noticed.
            Have you read the release notes?

            Resolved Issues
            "Xorg -probeonly" no longer causes screen corruption or the system to fail to respond
            Wow. One whole resolved issue (and Direct2D enabled by default). No wonder nobody noteced/cared. They shouldn't have even bothered with a release...

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            • #7
              One more time... the release notes include only fixed problems which were originally reported against Linux in our internal tracker.

              Problems which were reported against other OSes and fixed in common code do not appear in the release notes even though the fixes often help Linux users as well. We could spend time going through every fix made in common code and see if it should appear in the Linux release notes but right now we think that time is better spent working on the drivers than on making a bigger list of "hey we fixed this" for the release notes.

              I can ask the Catalyst folks to take the driver back down if you like

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              • #8
                Sorry. I guess I'm spoiled by detailed change logs.

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                • #9
                  Detailed change logs are simple when you are dealing with code for a single OS and GPU family, but once you start sharing code across multiple OSes and multiple generations of GPUs (including unreleased hardware) they become kind of impractical.

                  What happens instead is that the release management team skims through the (thousands of) changes each month, picks out the ones which seem clearly applicable to Linux users, and adds those to the release notes.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by yaji View Post
                    Direct2D is enabled by default and its bloody fast!
                    havent noticed any speed improvements.
                    window resizing is still really slow and unminimizing windows still takes a second.
                    where can i check if direct2d is activated?

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                    • #11
                      I must say that this is the first version of fglrx that's pleasantly surprised me. Good work, ATI/AMD.

                      Also, it's nice that CCC finally displays the Catalyst version. Unfortunately, it says 10.5 :P

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Pfanne View Post
                        where can i check if direct2d is activated?
                        Run the following in a terminal:
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                        grep "ATI 2D" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
                        It should say
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                        (==) fglrx(0): ATI 2D Acceleration Architecture enabled

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by albatorsk View Post
                          Run the following in a terminal:
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                          grep "ATI 2D" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
                          It should say
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                          (==) fglrx(0): ATI 2D Acceleration Architecture enabled
                          its not saying anything at all.

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                          • #14
                            Can you pastebin your xorg log ?

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                            • #15
                              http://pastebin.com/kKM8MJVa

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