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  • #16
    My considerations about Catalyst 11.1

    Mobility Radeon HD2600 (r600 generation card):

    Forget it, stick with Catalyst 10.7 + Xorg 1.8.x if you want to play your H264 videos properly with VAAPI (otherwise, videos will appear completely garbled... btw, with VC-1 videos, VAAPI still works ). The same problem also occours on Windows 7 (I don't have any kind of proper DXVA2 acceleration).
    (Arch x86_64 + 2.6.37-pf kernel)

    Radeon HD4650AGP:

    Everything is working properly, with a "customized" 2.6.38-rc2 kernel + Xorg Server 1.9.4RC... (Arch i686)
    The new "non-video-tearing" features slow down 3D performance a bit, but my movies now appear a bit smoother (at least on mplayer-vaapi).
    VAAPI acceleration is working as expected (decodes both H264/VC-1 videos properly).

    Cheers

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    • #17
      Tear free video is working, but it is quiet slowdown the framerate. And if I start moving a mouse for a while the playback framerate becomes a normal until I stop moving a mouse. Strange behavior...

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      • #18
        FOSS driver handles videos extremely well. Well not with VAAPI, but still, i have no tearing and no skipping. Everything works as it should. If only it supported a tiny bit more games, but I guess that comes along good too. FOSS Driver FTW!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by sovok_kpss View Post
          Tear free video is working, but it is quiet slowdown the framerate. And if I start moving a mouse for a while the playback framerate becomes a normal until I stop moving a mouse. Strange behavior...
          I saw that too. Video is playing nice while glxgears run! What is wrong with this picture?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by dekomote View Post
            I saw that too. Video is playing nice while glxgears run! What is wrong with this picture?
            I have to run two instances of glxgears to get normal playback

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            • #21
              Disable compiz and try again. Does video work now (without glxgears)?

              Compiz uses two different vsync methods depending on the size and frequency of screen updates. Fglrx has always worked perfectly with the second (more intensive) method but has always had problems with the first (the one used by default).

              You can verify this by enabling/disabling the 'benchmark' plugin in compiz. Once enabled, even older fglrx versions (pre 10.12) should stop tearing!

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              • #22
                Has anyone tested it with the WebGL conformance test and Firefox yet?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                  Disable compiz and try again. Does video work now (without glxgears)?
                  I don't use compiz

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                  • #24
                    Then try enabling it.

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                    • #25
                      WARNING: the download link at the first post points to a slightly older release than the one found on ati.com. It downloads fglrx 8.81 instead of fglrx 8.812 - and 8.81 caused a deadlock on my system!

                      The correct link is: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...x86.x86_64.run

                      If you are having problems with the driver, try reinstalling from this link (or directly from ati.com).

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                      • #26
                        Unfortunately, 8.812 also deadlocks when I try to enable the tearfree option. Bummer...

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                        • #27
                          Someone in this forum wrote last year, that Catalyst 11.1 will have super features and will be a super great driver. V-Sync is not a super feature for me, it is something, that Catalyst should have 2 years ago. And I don't see anything new and fancy about this driver.

                          So... Did I miss something, or will one of the next drivers be a great one? Or did this person lie?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
                            Someone in this forum wrote last year, that Catalyst 11.1 will have super features and will be a super great driver. V-Sync is not a super feature for me, it is something, that Catalyst should have 2 years ago. And I don't see anything new and fancy about this driver.

                            So... Did I miss something, or will one of the next drivers be a great one? Or did this person lie?
                            No, you are just being obnoxious.

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                            • #29
                              Is there anyone with access to the 11.2 beta? Please PM.

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                              • #30
                                What is so special about v-sync in 2011?

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