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  • #16
    The last to laugh...

    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    I thought you didn't need xorg.conf files anymore. But, you still need to create your own because ATI/AMD won't support their own cards in Linux?!?

    FunkyRider is right, ATI/AMD will take two years to support the card with the blob driver and probably four years (double the time) to support the FOSS side. Yay, AMD/ATI with their great Linux support!
    Yes, but doesn't nVidia proprietary driver also needs one (xorg.conf file, OC)?
    Yes, maybe 3D support needs some more extra time, but I don't expect it to work only 2 years later... (maybe on nouveau that's more a reality )

    Cheers

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    • #17
      Originally posted by evolution View Post
      Yes, but doesn't nVidia proprietary driver also needs one (xorg.conf file, OC)?
      Nope it doesn't. It hasn't for quite a while now, at least a year.

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      • #18
        trolls indeed. wow huh.

        My xorg.conf is empty and other than setting resolution, there's nothing in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-screen.conf or 50-device.conf that's very relevant (resolution/depth settings mostly). I use opensuse 11.3 x86_64 and the tumbleweed repo... kde 4.5.90 something from kde factory as well.

        fglrx, as much as you may hate it works pretty well on 68xx and 69xx. Aside from flicker with compositing and mplayer w/ vo=gl. They could also improve 2d performance still but its working pretty well.

        Also, I flashed my 6950 to a 6970 using freedos and atiflash... works perfect.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
          Hey I know that guy.

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          • #20
            BlackStar probably shouldn't be posting his picture in the Forum. It's not an appropriate place.

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            • #21
              Trolls trolling trolls.... And the sad fact, I actually like this place like this.

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              • #22
                Way I see it, bub, everyone is a troll.

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                • #23
                  Was anybody succesfull in running 10.12 with hd 69xx?
                  I'm interested in buying 6950 but I dont want to be forced to use vesa.

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                  • #24
                    Most likely it will run but you will get the well known unsupported hardware watermark. I can hack that of couse, maybe i add that feature directly in my script...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      Most likely it will run but you will get the well known unsupported hardware watermark. I can hack that of couse, maybe i add that feature directly in my script...
                      Might as well since ATI/AMD will have it every time.

                      Maybe AMD can just add it to the boxes (unsupported in Linux) so no one has to hack anymore.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Redook View Post
                        Was anybody succesfull in running 10.12 with hd 69xx?
                        I'm interested in buying 6950 but I dont want to be forced to use vesa.
                        Yes it works. I just installed a Sapphire 6950 on opensuse 11.3 with 2.6.37-rc8 kernel. Im using the 10.2 driver (patched). There is the watermark though and working on getting rid of that now.

                        I am also using three monitor (easy as pie to setup)

                        Gonna "upgrade" the 6950 to a 6970 later today

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                        • #27
                          Basically that "control" file check is really stupid, as all supported cards can be found with the correct pci id in the kernel driver. There is a second check, which is especially annoying for FirePro users. Even when the control file does not contain the ids for the cards aticonfig still works for the desktop series - so that tool has its own whitelist. aticonfig does not work with certain (new) FirePro cards and just writes unsupported, when you manually create the file it works (or when you create it with an other card). When you think about that FirePro is the most expensive card series that ATI/AMD sells and has the worst support in current drivers then something is not normal. The "signature" check used to mark beta drivers from release drivers is a piece of cake to get rid of as every old signature can be reused. As the content of the control file is not decoded you have to patch the binary to disable the code that displays the watermark (ATI called it Logo, so not that hard to find). That can be done in a generic way since long time with a code i showed here:

                          http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...85&postcount=2

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by pwyll View Post
                            Yes it works. I just installed a Sapphire 6950 on opensuse 11.3 with 2.6.37-rc8 kernel. Im using the 10.2 driver (patched). There is the watermark though and working on getting rid of that now.

                            I am also using three monitor (easy as pie to setup)

                            Gonna "upgrade" the 6950 to a 6970 later today
                            Hi! where can I read about how to patch the driver so that it supports HD 69xx? Also any success in removing watermark? I just bought PowerColor HD 6950 and obviously installed 10.11 didn't work.

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                            • #29
                              Is it possible that you need glasses? Maybe read my post more carefully...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                                Is it possible that you need glasses? Maybe read my post more carefully...
                                sorry, I didn't read it until very end, I will try it, thanks.

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