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  • ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10

    Phoronix: ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10

    In what has become an unfortunate tradition for the past few releases, prior to the release of Ubuntu 10.10, AMD provided Canonical with a pre-release of their latest proprietary Catalyst driver at the time. They have done this to fix some major bugs, but primarily to provide a working ATI/AMD proprietary graphics driver that will run against their latest Ubuntu Linux release as usually their latest public releases at the time do not support Ubuntu's kernel and/or X.Org Server. With Maverick Meerkat, which was released yesterday, there is a pre-release of the Catalyst 10.10 Linux driver, which will not be released to the general public until later in October...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODY2OA

  • #2
    Does it support 2.6.36?
    ## VGA ##
    AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
    Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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    • #3
      ArchLinux has had a beta of 10.10 as a pkgbuild for a while now... and I am running it with xserver 1.9

      It may take a bit of fiddling if you have leftovers from the previous driver but .... that seems to happen on all distros and catalyst upgrades I have tried (and I always use the package manager too).

      lots of rendering in wine is broken for me for some reason...

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      • #4
        Title is very misleading. I don't see anyone getting "excited" over fglrx. Excitement over gallium3d progress, yes.

        Highly unlikely it supports 2.6.36

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        • #5
          "Fixed text corruption in Steam games "
          Wait what?

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          • #6
            ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10

            There's nothing to be excited about, it's still a piece of proprietary and binary code, so it's worth nothing, and can't excite anybody that has a clue.

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            • #7
              steam games???

              Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
              "Fixed text corruption in Steam games "
              Wait what?
              yeah, i was equally perplexed! could this mean what i think it means? we can only dream

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              • #8
                Originally posted by groo_pcd View Post
                yeah, i was equally perplexed! could this mean what i think it means? we can only dream
                Heh... Don't read more into that than you need to.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                  Heh... Don't read more into that than you need to.
                  Most probably they mean a fix for this bug:
                  Ticket 811722 - Missing text/characters
                  http://www.codeweavers.com/support/t...cket_id=811722

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                  • #10
                    They could just mean Steam through WINE. Although we can hope otherwise

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                    • #11
                      We should not forget, that they fixed this http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1824

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                      • #12
                        Steam games?

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                        • #13
                          It's not a secret that ATi is on the forefront of open source drivers. Now the closed source drivers are catching up to nVidia's closed source driver.

                          With HTC Linux Android phones using AMD GPU's and the ATi Linux desktop having the best FLOSS drivers and a pretty good proprietary driver, AMD GPUs could become the one stop shop for Linux graphics. Who would have thought, few years ago, that this would possibly happen?

                          "AMD all the way" still holds this very day. Best price/performance, greenest full fledged GPU's, fasted GPUs and most widely supported GPUs! :O

                          AMDs' at it, big time!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                            It's not a secret that ATi is on the forefront of open source drivers. Now the closed source drivers are catching up to nVidia's closed source driver.

                            With HTC Linux Android phones using AMD GPU's and the ATi Linux desktop having the best FLOSS drivers and a pretty good proprietary driver, AMD GPUs could become the one stop shop for Linux graphics. Who would have thought, few years ago, that this would possibly happen?

                            "AMD all the way" still holds this very day. Best price/performance, greenest full fledged GPU's, fasted GPUs and most widely supported GPUs! :O

                            AMDs' at it, big time!
                            So tell me... which of HTC's Android phones ships with an AMD GPU instead of Qualcomm's SOCs?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                              It's not a secret that ATi is on the forefront of open source drivers. Now the closed source drivers are catching up to nVidia's closed source driver.
                              I'll agree that the AMD open source drivers are really good, but I wouldn't go so far as to say the closed drivers are in any way close to being good.

                              Perhaps they're better than they used to be, but I still can't get dual screens working. It took me a trivial amount of time to set up on the open drivers, even back when the drivers were still extremely new. Just last week I had working dual screen on Fedora right out of the box, but that all ended when I installed fglrx.

                              Once you go dual screen, it's impossible to go back.

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