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  • #31
    I think the freeze when the mouse is moved in the lower right corner is something to do with multiple displays so that is why many people don't have it.
    For me if I disable the second display and remove the cable it will work fine.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
      I think the freeze when the mouse is moved in the lower right corner is something to do with multiple displays so that is why many people don't have it.
      For me if I disable the second display and remove the cable it will work fine.
      I only have one display, and I get it.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
        Catalyst doesn't handle the console. It's only for X11. For booting, you need to use a kernel framebuffer driver like VESAFB.
        any suggestion? solution?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by the8lack8ox View Post
          I'm using 11.6 from RPM Fusion (on Fedora 15) to run the graphics on my A8-3850 APU, but it says unsupported hardware. Though it works... ehh... well, it works without failing completely. I tried using the 11.7 driver straight from the AMD website earlier, and the unsupported hardware message goes away. However, their package apparently doesn't configure itself correctly (and I'm not sure what I have to do), since the compositing GNOME Shell refuses to run. I'll keep running 11.6 until the RPM Fusion folks do a version bump, even though there's some issues, such as that annoying, persistent emblem in the lower right corner of my screen that says "Unsupported hardware".
          Finally got 11.7 installed correctly. Works mostly OK now except the top bar of the GNOME Shell is completely transparent. I don't have the lower right corner freezes, and I have two mirrored displays connected to DVI and HDMI.

          Wish I could get HDMI audio working now, but that's a completely different matter from Catalyst.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by NomadDemon View Post
            any suggestion? solution?
            Yes, use VESAFB.

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            • #36
              vesa while boot only? vesa for grub you mean?

              never did that, can you explain?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by NomadDemon View Post
                vesa while boot only? vesa for grub you mean?
                never did that, can you explain?
                VESAFB is a kernel framebuffer driver. Therefore, it can't be related to Grub. To use VESAFB, you enable it in the kernel, compile the kernel and install it and its modules.

                If you're using a generic distro kernel, then probably it has been already compiled with VESAFB enabled. To select a resolution, you put something like "vga=0x31A" in the Grub kernel command line. "0x31A" is a VESA mode. They can differ from card to card and it's sometimes difficult to know what to use. You can try to find some on Google. For example, I found http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/linux/.../Vesafb-5.html

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                • #38
                  not working.. dont care... can see splash, but while boot it says "cannot load vesafb"
                  dunno.. its ok,
                  but still some www are broken...

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                    What were those mipmap issues?
                    mipmaps in a couple plugins are broken in a couple of the compiz plugins in the stock natty release.......if u enable it in mipmaps in the expo extension for instance, after the screen uses the expo extension for a transform event the screen won't update except for the mouse, when u click on stuff u can't actually see what u r doing....I hypothesized that not being able to use mipmaps was contributing to some lag I was getting in those effects. The new release sounds promising, I'll prob give it a whirl in the next few days, thanks for the info

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                    • #40
                      desktop works realy crappy, slow update, tearing, slow www scrolling, enabling vsynch in drivers only helps in 50%... catalist 10.12 was much much better, dunno whats happend...
                      glxgears works on 7000 fps.. but animation shows like 0.5 fps without vsynch in drivers... thats bad bad bad...

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by NomadDemon View Post
                        desktop works realy crappy, slow update, tearing, slow www scrolling, enabling vsynch in drivers only helps in 50%... catalist 10.12 was much much better, dunno whats happend...
                        glxgears works on 7000 fps.. but animation shows like 0.5 fps without vsynch in drivers... thats bad bad bad...
                        Aside from everything else, glxgears is not the best benchmarking tool. Also, what you're seeing with glxgears is likely the same effect seen with wheels spinning very fast (they can often look to be going in the opposite direction). Just wanted to point that one out - it's not bad, it's fast.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by chronniff View Post
                          mipmaps in a couple plugins are broken in a couple of the compiz plugins in the stock natty release.......if u enable it in mipmaps in the expo extension for instance, after the screen uses the expo extension for a transform event the screen won't update except for the mouse, when u click on stuff u can't actually see what u r doing....
                          No, that's still happening. I have experienced this with the window chooser (alt+tab) and didn't really know why...

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                          • #43
                            bottom right corner bug and it takes away my tray and clock KDE

                            using 1600x1200 resolution
                            I already have the bottom right corner bug since fglrx 11.5 update, now upon installing 11.7 i still have the right corner bug, but now my tray and digital clock are missing I still have the rest of the KDE taskbar visible The Linux distribution I m using by the way is Pclinuxos. now if I go in to ccc and change any setting then press Apply ,ccc then segfaults to get my tray and clock showing again I have to go into the pclinuxos control-center/hardware/configure_video_card then options uncheck use hardware accelerated mouse pointer and then I reboot , upon reboot my resolution is now set at 1920x1080 and my tray and digital clock are back in the bottom right corner thankfully.Then afer that I start ccc and it give a popup message as follows

                            There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.
                            No ATI graphics driver is installed, or the ATI driver is not functioning properly.
                            Please install the ATI driver appropriate for you ATI hardware, or configure using aticonfig.

                            then i completely remove the fglrx driver then reboot with Xorg driver It automatically set my resolution back to 1600x1200. I reinstall fglrx 11.7 ireboot and the this cycle repeats again with tray and digital clock missing rinse repeat lol

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                            • #44
                              And it broke OpenCL

                              And they somehow managed to break OpenCL. Just freaking amazing.

                              I can see two cards with aticonfig (as in, aticonfig --odgc --od-gettemperature --adapter=all), set fan speed on both cards (e.g, DISPLAY=:0.1 and :0.0 aticonfig --pplib-cmd 'get fanspeed 0'), see both cards in catalyst control center...

                              But when I run clinfo I only see the CPU and one cypress device. Running a bitcoin miner is only possible on one device, the other one shows 0 load and performance is that of a single card...

                              Reverting to 11.6 fixes the issue.

                              Can we get a different intern to work on fglrx? Or maybe two interns for more than a few minutes a week with one doing a bit of QA? I mean, I know we all have incredibly low expectations and the blob driver has been utter crap for multimedia/gaming and even basic 2D VGA functionality for over half a decade now, but throw us a bone will you AMD?

                              Once the bitcoin craze is over I'm so going back to nvidia.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by v8envy View Post
                                Can we get a different intern to work on fglrx? Or maybe two interns for more than a few minutes a week with one doing a bit of QA? I mean, I know we all have incredibly low expectations and the blob driver has been utter crap for multimedia/gaming and even basic 2D VGA functionality for over half a decade now, but throw us a bone will you AMD?
                                Just contact with tech. support about every problem what you have with the blob.

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