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  • #16
    Originally posted by evolution View Post
    I wasn't saying that Qaridarium!
    i know i just make fun on you... sorry


    Originally posted by evolution View Post
    What I was talking is that unfortunately (and that doesn't just apply to AMD/ATI cards, but also sometimes to nVidia and Intel ones), some hardware (mainly the motherboard chipset used) and software configurations (for instance, your Linux distro / kernel / Xorg Server version combo) can do significant changes in the way your graphics card work... And it's a bit annoying that unfortunately, there are some problems with some hardware/software combinations that aren't easy to solve...
    Cheers
    do you work for amd and the catalyst driver team ?

    hey i'm fine i do not have this kind of problem.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
      i know i just make fun on you... sorry




      do you work for amd and the catalyst driver team ?

      hey i'm fine i do not have this kind of problem.
      1. No, I'm just an "Average Joe" Linux user... But as an undergraduated telecoms engineer (now in graduation process ), I know a tiny bit about driver development (Microcontrollers), and I admire the work driver developers do... It's a very tough work, believe it!

      2. I also don't have almost any problems with my ATI cards too (except I've to use Catalyst 10.7 + Xorg 1.8.2 for my HD2600 to properly work with H264 videos)... Otherwise, everything's working fine.

      Cheers

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      • #18
        @Q

        Every card needs powersave, especially high end ones. Without they would need much more power than needed. But thats the price you want to pay for using oss drivers

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        • #19
          Originally posted by evolution View Post
          1. No, I'm just an "Average Joe" Linux user... But as an undergraduated telecoms engineer (now in graduation process ), I know a tiny bit about driver development (Microcontrollers), and I admire the work driver developers do... It's a very tough work, believe it!

          2. I also don't have almost any problems with my ATI cards too (except I've to use Catalyst 10.7 + Xorg 1.8.2 for my HD2600 to properly work with H264 videos)... Otherwise, everything's working fine.

          Cheers
          Yeah, especially when the team AMD setup is three people waiting for a fourth...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Mr James View Post
            Yeah, especially when the team AMD setup is three people waiting for a fourth...
            I'm sure you're aware that the closed source team is larger.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Mr James View Post
              Yeah, especially when the team AMD setup is three people waiting for a fourth...
              no they search 3 new one for the OS team and not 1 more.

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              • #22
                Question 1: What kind of drugs/meds are you on?
                Question 2: Can I have some?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by DanL View Post
                  Question 1: What kind of drugs/meds are you on?
                  Question 2: Can I have some?
                  I realize this is meant to be funny but as I know Q he will give you a list for your first question and will agree with the second.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                    I realize this is meant to be funny but as I know Q he will give you a list for your first question and will agree with the second.
                    Awesome

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by mirv View Post
                      I'm sure you're aware that the closed source team is larger.
                      Thank you for pointing that out. Any clue as to how many closed source devs are in the team?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mr James View Post
                        Thank you for pointing that out. Any clue as to how many closed source devs are in the team?
                        By accident I just stumbled across this interview from yesterday with Terry Makedon (head of the catalyst team), were the answer is given:

                        How many people does it take to bring out monthly Catalyst drivers?

                        I don't have exact numbers but it is in the multiple hundreds. The one bit of trivia I do know is that at AMD we had roughly the same number of hardware engineers as we did software engineers. So as many people that it takes to design and build a GPU - you need that many more people to architect, write, and test the drivers

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                          2011 catalyst news:tearfree,weight loss,h264Flash acceleration

                          yes 2011 is funny time we got a light weight cytalyst because they put out the r300-r500 part and they put the xorg bin versions together.

                          and we got tear-free desktop and surprise surprise finally we got h264 codex gpu acceleration in flash.

                          and maybe we got an Adobe Creative Suite Linux version

                          http://www.golem.de/1012/80235.html
                          So you're saying the driver should work somewhere close to correctly sometime in 2011? That's good news, maybe less people will be turned off by trying to use linux on ATi hardware after reading crap spewed by shills around here.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by psycho_driver View Post
                            So you're saying the driver should work somewhere close to correctly sometime in 2011? That's good news, maybe less people will be turned off by trying to use linux on ATi hardware after reading crap spewed by shills around here.
                            Maybe when "people will be turned off by trying to use linux on ATi hardware after reading crap spewed by shills around here" ATI will come up with a fully working driver.

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                            • #29
                              Well the usual timeframe to fix a bigger bug is something around 11-12 month. Just the xv bug has not been fixed since "invented" with the r600 hardware. I do not test other bugs, but i don't think that all will be happy with at a given time. I don't think that nvidia users are 100% happy all the time, but the bugs are less critical in most cases. The new flash plugin with vdpau support however exposed some vdpau bugs in combination with older xservers which are not yet fixed, but that's a theoretical problem for ati users

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by -EaS- View Post
                                By accident I just stumbled across this interview from yesterday with Terry Makedon (head of the catalyst team), were the answer is given:

                                How many people does it take to bring out monthly Catalyst drivers?

                                I don't have exact numbers but it is in the multiple hundreds. The one bit of trivia I do know is that at AMD we had roughly the same number of hardware engineers as we did software engineers. So as many people that it takes to design and build a GPU - you need that many more people to architect, write, and test the drivers
                                That depends, or to put it more simple... How many ATi software devs, are needed to screw a light bulb?

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