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  • ATI Catalyst 10.8 For Linux Brings OpenGL ES 2.0

    Phoronix: ATI Catalyst 10.8 For Linux Brings OpenGL ES 2.0

    Last month the Catalyst 10.7 driver for ATI Radeon/FirePro graphics cards brought Eyefinity support to consumer-grade graphics cards after it had been available within the Windows Catalyst drivers for months. Meanwhile, the Windows version of Catalyst 10.7 brought OpenGL ES 2.0 support so that web browsers can take advantage of it for accelerating HTML5 rendering and WebGL. While the Catalyst 10.7 for Linux release went without this support, it's been added to the just-released Catalyst 10.8 build...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU0Nw

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    Why even bother?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
      Why even bother?
      ... typing that kind of pointless post? I wonder indeed.
      Back to topic:
      Downloading, will give worthwhile observations in a few days.

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      • #4
        Speaking of fgl_glxgears, which license is the code under and is there a repo for it somewhere? Just playing with the idea whether it would be possible to (have distros) package it separately and make sure it runs on all display drivers properly. It's iirc a neat demo.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
          ... typing that kind of pointless post? I wonder indeed.
          Back to topic:
          Downloading, will give worthwhile observations in a few days.

          A defualt Linux system without FGLRX = A real stable Linux system .

          A default Linux system with FGLRX = Windows ME .



          And I'm not joking.

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          • #6
            Come on, no point going name-calling here. No one said you should install fglrx.

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            • #7
              Really? really? a 6% increase in fgl_glxgears. are you kidding us!?

              This is a joke right? Better time spent helping the open source devs work on a driver that "just works"

              No point in having optimized 3D driver if the driver doesn't even run the game that will utilize it.

              Xorg 1.8 support?

              HoN fixed? anyone know yet?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jecos View Post
                Really? really? a 6% increase in fgl_glxgears. are you kidding us!?
                they probably just fixed something which resulted in a 6% increase in fgl_glxgears and thought "just post it xD".

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                • #9
                  KDE 4.4.5 (squeeze)+fglrx= crap. Especially when you want to use iceweasel (firefox) you often see black. Even other windows are often with a black boarder. It is really extreme that ati ONLY tests with ubuntu, when compiz mostly works they are happy. KDE 4 could not be called supported, also the composite tests always fail with fglrx. What is ati thinking? When you have got a hd 5 card you will definitely not get oss 3d support with a current distro right now. fglrx has to work, but in such a bad shape it hurts. Basically ati should be sued for such bad drivers - they never worked for KDE 4 correctly as long as i test squeeze. The only thing that was fixed was tesselation with OpenGL.

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                  • #10
                    All hail AMD.

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                    • #11
                      the fullscreen redirecting bug is still present.
                      fglrx 10.6 is the only release without this bug.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
                        A defualt Linux system without FGLRX = A real stable Linux system .

                        A default Linux system with FGLRX = Windows ME .

                        And I'm not joking.
                        Perhaps, but I recently had very poor experience with open source ATI acceleration on Fedora 13, while having an excellent experience with FGLRX on Ubuntu 10.04. Fedora fixed their driver issues while ATI released FGLRX that would work with the newer Xorg for Fedora 13. I now have a stable desktop with both Fedora and Ubuntu whether I use the open source driver or FGLRX.

                        I have also used FGLRX with RHEL5 to good effect, including playing ETQW on it.

                        So while I understand that you might be serious, I cannot confirm one bit of your experience. Quite the opposite in fact.

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                        • #13
                          Well most likely you do NOT use KDE 4.

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                          • #14
                            The FUD starts again.

                            A defualt Linux system without FGLRX = A real stable Linux system .
                            A default Linux system with FGLRX = Windows ME .
                            And I'm not joking.
                            I assume you are as long as you don't give any examples of this "instability". Yes, catalyst has its error. But with my HD 4670 I had at least no stability issues.

                            No point in having optimized 3D driver if the driver doesn't even run the game that will utilize it.
                            "The game"? Which?
                            (I lost it).

                            Xorg 1.8 support?
                            I don't know abput your catalyst but my catalyst 10.7 runs with xorg 1.8 since the first day.

                            Especially when you want to use iceweasel (firefox) you often see black. Even other windows are often with a black boarder.
                            At least that's a REAL problem. For me and many others not using the new 2d acceleration is a working workaround:
                            Code:
                            aticonfig --set-pcs-str=DDX,ForceXAA,TRUE
                            Some people report it's not working but I think that they just didn't disable it. Happened to me too that I reinstalled catalyst with the config files while xorg running and then the setting was still there on reboot.

                            When you have got a hd 5 card you will definitely not get oss 3d support with a current distro right now.
                            In Archlinux it won't take long time.
                            Besides there are very active people maintaining a repo for the latest development releases of the kernel with drm patches for radeon, mesa and the radeon drivers.

                            For KDE4, I don't use it, too buggy. From KDE 4.5 I hear no better.
                            In fact I wonder why people who are actually suffering KDE (I won't call it use) are complaining about bugs in catalyst.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                              I don't know abput your catalyst but my catalyst 10.7 runs with xorg 1.8 since the first day.
                              Maybe he meant 1.9? (which isn't even released yet)

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