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  • #31
    for that 10.6 version. someone just forget rewrite version number. it happend to windows driver too. check for driver and OpenGL version instead.

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    • #32
      Hi everyone. I'm an Italian user who uses Kubuntu 10.04 on Toshiba L500 1v5 with ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphic card (sorry if my English is bad).

      I've installed ATI Catalyst drivers 10.08 replacing open source driver because I need hardware acceleration for reproduction of HD videos with VLC 1.1.x.
      Unfortunately, the reproduction isn't good with all videos that I tried. When a video is reproducing, before some parts of the image freeze and after they return normal. This often occurs...
      Can someone help me?

      Here is my xorg.conf:
      Code:
      Section "Module"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Device"
      	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      	Driver      "fglrx"
      	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Monitor"
      	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
      	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
      	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
      	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
      EndSection
      
      Section "Screen"
      	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
      	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
      	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
      	DefaultDepth     24
      	SubSection "Display"
      		Viewport   0 0
      		Depth     24
      	EndSubSection
      EndSection
      
      Section "ServerLayout"
      	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
      	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
      EndSection

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      • #33
        Originally posted by migizi View Post
        I'm sure this comment will create a flame war, but I'm going to give my 2 cents anyways. ATI/AMD has been quite open with specifications to help the open source community. They employ developers to write drivers for their hardware. I don't seem to run into the issues that everyone talks about. I run Arch with the vanilla driver install from ATI. While their drivers are not perfect in Linux, why don't people just stop ripping into ATI and help write the open source driver? The complaints sound like spoiled kids who don't get their way. "Mom the sandwich you made isn't very good." "Well make your own." "I don't want to, I want you to learn to make a better sandwich so I can continue to be spoiled."

        If you find a bug, report it. Don't just go to the forums and complain about how bad things are and that your life completely sucks because something isn't going your way. Learn to fix it or stop complaining.
        well said ^^

        let's not forget: the catalyst driver was mainly intended for the enterprise customers, is that correct ?

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        • #34
          FireGL and Radeon X driver is the name... FireGL gets a slightly different OpenGL stack optimized for professional opengl apps. This is not faster for Linux games but for benchmarks like specviewperf.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by migizi View Post
            I'm sure this comment will create a flame war, but I'm going to give my 2 cents anyways. ATI/AMD has been quite open with specifications to help the open source community. They employ developers to write drivers for their hardware. I don't seem to run into the issues that everyone talks about. I run Arch with the vanilla driver install from ATI. While their drivers are not perfect in Linux, why don't people just stop ripping into ATI and help write the open source driver? The complaints sound like spoiled kids who don't get their way. "Mom the sandwich you made isn't very good." "Well make your own." "I don't want to, I want you to learn to make a better sandwich so I can continue to be spoiled."

            If you find a bug, report it. Don't just go to the forums and complain about how bad things are and that your life completely sucks because something isn't going your way. Learn to fix it or stop complaining.
            Ummm demanding features to work on a card you played good money for is not being a spoiled child. Nvidia does why can't ATI.

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            • #36
              Ok, nobody can help me, but just let me know a thing: does ATI Catalyst support "hardware acceleration" for reproduction of videos?

              However, is it normal that with these drivers I can't reproduce well all my videos? I'm very disappointed from ATI.

              Someone will tell me: use open source driver. But with them, fan speed is too high. They warn up too much!
              Isn't there any solutions?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                @Qaridarium

                That happens when you don't use my script In that case you have to install depends on your own like:

                sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev
                i know amd should pay you because they don't know what they are doing.

                but sorry i test the catalyst driver not your Skript ;-)

                i don't think amd wrote on there website to use your skript or you are lost.

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                • #38
                  I'm still having the black screen with Firefox / Thunderbird :/ Anyone knows a solution for this problem?

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                    No surprise, that looks like a user error. He's missing tools for creating deb packages.
                    no its a cataylst error thats because the catalyst don't give the user an errormessage thats someting is missing.

                    a normal user on an fresh installed ubuntu 10.04 will just FAIL without a viewable errormessage thats because the installer says "its all ok the packages are build in this folder" but there are no packages.

                    the catalyst installer just fails!

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by migizi View Post
                      I'm sure this comment will create a flame war, but I'm going to give my 2 cents anyways. ATI/AMD has been quite open with specifications to help the open source community. They employ developers to write drivers for their hardware. I don't seem to run into the issues that everyone talks about. I run Arch with the vanilla driver install from ATI. While their drivers are not perfect in Linux, why don't people just stop ripping into ATI and help write the open source driver? The complaints sound like spoiled kids who don't get their way. "Mom the sandwich you made isn't very good." "Well make your own." "I don't want to, I want you to learn to make a better sandwich so I can continue to be spoiled."

                      If you find a bug, report it. Don't just go to the forums and complain about how bad things are and that your life completely sucks because something isn't going your way. Learn to fix it or stop complaining.
                      It's all very well telling people to report bugs, but there's various OpenGL related bugs that've been reported on the bug tracker and then just been ignored despite repeated comments asking for status updates from ATI. Or when they claim to have fixed an issue on there but it's still broken in the driver and they never respond to queries on it.

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                      • #41
                        what 'show stopping bugs' in unigine? worksforme

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                        • #42
                          Im having the same problem where I get 10.7 showing.

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                          • #43
                            Sigh... Four Straight Months of Non-Working Drivers

                            Sigh...

                            Four months, four drivers, three different or non-existing error messages, none work. I'm doomed to be stuck on 10.4 on 2.6.33-rc8 that works fine except for slow performance. I really don't think I'm going to even try next month.

                            This month's driver still stops at where last month's driver stops at with no errors:

                            Code:
                            (II) AMD Video driver is running on a device belonging to a group targeted for this release
                            (II) AMD Video driver is signed
                            (II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x9e5fa10
                            (II) fglrx(0): === [atiddxPreInit] === begin
                            2.6.34.1
                            hd2600

                            1. removed slack packages
                            2. verified files removed and removed /etc/ati, copied xorg.conf
                            3. reboot into 2.6.34.1
                            4. run ati installer
                            5. build slack packages
                            6. install packages
                            7. verify files, copy _dri.so to proper location.
                            8. run ati-config --initial
                            9. reboot
                            10. startx
                            11. disappointment
                            12. remove packages
                            13. reboot into 2.6.33-rc8
                            14. install 10.4
                            15. didn't bother to do ati-config --initial
                            16. 10.4 still the only working driver I've had.

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                            • #44
                              Whats the huge problem to patch fglrx to build with .34? You need 1 line...

                              http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ca...6.34-rc4.patch

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Digitalone View Post
                                Ok, nobody can help me, but just let me know a thing: does ATI Catalyst support "hardware acceleration" for reproduction of videos?
                                They don't "supported", but it's possible to get video decoding acceleration with the binary drivers and your chipset. You will need the VA-API glue released independently.

                                I don't use the binary drivers so I don't know how well this works.

                                However, is it normal that with these drivers I can't reproduce well all my videos? I'm very disappointed from ATI.
                                You should be able to play them just fine. Are you using the gl backend instead of Xv? This is recommended with the binary driver.

                                Someone will tell me: use open source driver. But with them, fan speed is too high. They warn up too much!
                                Isn't there any solutions?
                                The open drivers have much improved powersaving starting with the 2.6.35 kernel.

                                They don't have hardware decoding though (only display/colour/scaling acceleration), so you'll need a strong processor for HD video.

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