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AMD 8.38.6 Display Driver Released -- The Least To Report On Driver In Two Years
The release notes say that we still have to disable Composite?
From the release notes:
Corruption may be observed with certain applications on some Linux distributions which enable the Composite extension by default, e.g., RHEL 5. If you are observing application corruption, please disable the Composite extension. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28224
So, there maybe some problem for certain situation. However, interestingly, I manage to enable both Composite + DRI (for the first time)!
# grep Composite /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(**) Extension "Composite" is enabled
# grep DRI /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(**) fglrx(0): Option "NoDRI" "no"
(**) fglrx(0): NoDRI = NO
(II) Loading extension ATIFGLRXDRI
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
(II) fglrx(0): DRIScreenInit done
(II) fglrx(0): DRI initialization successfull!
(II) fglrx(0): [DRI] installation complete
So far, no problem yet...
EDIT: Unfortunately, if I run xcompmgr -c, I got a lot of screen corruption (as stated in the release notes). So, even though I can enable it in the xorg.conf, it is still not usable. But, I guess this can be reason to be hopeful. Maybe the next release will be better.
I'm deeply disappointed with ATI that they did not fix their driver to work properly with Fedora 7. I understand that RHEL5 is more important from a commercial point of view. But wait a minute, RHEL5 is pretty much FC6. Wasn't that already working?! What were ATI's developers doing last month?! Clueless PHB directives withstanding, this release really should at least have had support for F7.
ATI: assuming F7 support will be in the next release (and I'll prolly win the lottery too...) the driver is still lacking AIXGL. This story is getting very lame and one can read in comments here and on the web that people are getting rather tired with the way ATI is treating them.
ATI: you are pushing your luck with your users and prospects beyond comprehension. You do realize that if you do not provide your market with the features they need that they will vote with their dollars (next time) when they need to buy a new GPU, right?
ATI: do the right thing and release a new driver with X.org 1.3 (F7 and prolly others) support this week or at the most next week. It's the least you can do to compensate for your (hopefully still) loyal customers.