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    Phoronix: AMD 8.37.6 Display Driver

    It was a year ago that AMD/ATI had delivered the fglrx 8.25.18 display driver, which corrected a bug causing issues with the Radeon X1000 512MB video cards, added new product support, and squashed a variety of other bugs. Well, today AMD delivered the 8.37.6 Linux display driver. Affecting this driver the most is support for X server version 1.3 and appended several other fixes along with a slight upgrade to the AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition. While no AIGLX support was added or no new features introduced, the upgrade should be worth the time.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10069

  • #2
    the upgrade should be worth the time
    Of course

    Here is what I get:
    *** glibc detected *** aticonfig: munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer: 0xbff73b14 ***
    ======= Backtrace: =========
    /lib/libc.so.6(cfree+0x1bb)[0x7176ab]
    aticonfig[0x805c5c7]
    aticonfig[0x805c875]
    aticonfig[0x8054528]
    aticonfig[0x804985e]
    aticonfig[0x80496cb]
    /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0)[0x6c1f70]
    aticonfig[0x8049601]
    ======= Memory map: ========
    00110000-0020e000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 83698 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.2.0
    0020e000-00212000 rwxp 000fe000 08:09 83698 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.2.0
    00212000-00217000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 83630 /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
    00217000-00218000 rwxp 00004000 08:09 83630 /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
    00218000-0021b000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 376863 /lib/libdl-2.6.so
    0021b000-0021c000 r-xp 00002000 08:09 376863 /lib/libdl-2.6.so
    0021c000-0021d000 rwxp 00003000 08:09 376863 /lib/libdl-2.6.so
    0036c000-0036d000 r-xp 0036c000 00:00 0 [vdso]
    0050c000-0050e000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 83441 /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
    0050e000-0050f000 rwxp 00001000 08:09 83441 /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
    0065e000-00685000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 376865 /lib/libm-2.6.so
    00685000-00686000 r-xp 00026000 08:09 376865 /lib/libm-2.6.so
    00686000-00687000 rwxp 00027000 08:09 376865 /lib/libm-2.6.so
    006ac000-007fa000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 376857 /lib/libc-2.6.so
    007fa000-007fc000 r-xp 0014e000 08:09 376857 /lib/libc-2.6.so
    007fc000-007fd000 rwxp 00150000 08:09 376857 /lib/libc-2.6.so
    007fd000-00800000 rwxp 007fd000 00:00 0
    0084c000-00852000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 83706 /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2.1.0
    00852000-00853000 rwxp 00005000 08:09 83706 /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2.1.0
    009ec000-009f4000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 83702 /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.3.0
    009f4000-009f5000 rwxp 00007000 08:09 83702 /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.3.0
    00b59000-00b74000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 376850 /lib/ld-2.6.so
    00b74000-00b75000 r-xp 0001a000 08:09 376850 /lib/ld-2.6.so
    00b75000-00b76000 rwxp 0001b000 08:09 376850 /lib/ld-2.6.so
    00dc0000-00dcb000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 376834 /lib/libgcc_s-4.1.2-20070503.so.1
    00dcb000-00dcc000 rwxp 0000a000 08:09 376834 /lib/libgcc_s-4.1.2-20070503.so.1
    00f9c000-00fab000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 83700 /usr/lib/libXext.so.6.4.0
    00fab000-00fac000 rwxp 0000e000 08:09 83700 /usr/lib/libXext.so.6.4.0
    08048000-08067000 r-xp 00000000 08:09 93431 /usr/bin/aticonfig
    08067000-0806a000 rw-p 0001e000 08:09 93431 /usr/bin/aticonfig
    084f6000-08517000 rw-p 084f6000 00:00 0
    b7f63000-b7f66000 rw-p b7f63000 00:00 0
    b7f74000-b7f75000 rw-p b7f74000 00:00 0
    bff5f000-bff75000 rw-p bff5f000 00:00 0 [stack]
    Aborted
    It's ok, I have ATI CCC installed,but no frgl.

    Next card will be nVDA.Thats all what I know.

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    • #3
      My ATi card seems to work fine now. I can switch back to the console, I've only had one hang so far and I think that's due to my poor quality motherboard. I have had a reduction in frame rate and video playback is no longer as fast as it was. I can't play 720p video's at full rate anymore. But I'm not too worried about that. At least now I no longer get garbage pixels on the screen, even though it looked funky.

      I might still get a x1950 to replace my x1600 pro, regardless of what all the other sheep say about ATi. AMD still seem to be pretty well off now that things are under way. Hopefully the next generation of video products really shine.

      Here are some of my results:


      10:33:17 ~$ fglrxinfo
      display: :0.0 screen: 0
      OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
      OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1600 Series
      OpenGL version string: 2.0.6473 (8.37.6)

      10:57:42 ~$ fgl_glxgears
      Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
      2481 frames in 5.0 seconds = 496.200 FPS
      2488 frames in 5.0 seconds = 497.600 FPS
      2489 frames in 5.0 seconds = 497.800 FPS

      10:58:06 ~$ glxgears
      9565 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1912.981 FPS
      9720 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1943.833 FPS
      9717 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1943.255 FPS

      11:02:57 ~$ uname -a
      Linux Starship.Enterprize.C 2.6.21.3 #1 PREEMPT Wed Jun 6 17:07:50 WST 2007 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

      I also have about 1GB of ram and run on a very simple fvwm desktop.
      Last edited by b15hop; 06-12-2007, 10:55 PM.

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      • #4
        See: http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3101 for additional information
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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