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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 11.8 Linux Driver Released

    While LinuxCon 2011 just started in Vancouver, Canada, the AMD developers over in Toronto have released their monthly Catalyst Linux driver update. Catalyst 11.8 Linux driver is now available for those who want this binary blob for Radeon/FirePro graphics processors...

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

  • #2
    My personal changes:

    No Mouse Freeze bug.
    No Gnome-Shell support.

    AMD has finally finished re-branding ATI marks to AMD four years after they acquired the company. This re-branding includes renaming the "aticonfig" utility to "amdconfig", but there is a symbolic link between the two so that nothing is broken. There's also ATI reference changes within the installer and AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition (AMDCCCLE).
    the installer is still called "ati-driver-installer"...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fabioamd87 View Post
      My personal changes:

      No Mouse Freeze bug.
      No Gnome-Shell support.
      meaning those things work now?

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      • #4
        nice driver.

        mouse stuck bug idd fixed now.
        no crashes noticed, working solid.
        games like minecraft and HoN work perfectly aswell.

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        • #5
          It works with Mandriva 2010.2

          Except for a minor glitch in the .spec file. I fixed that by doing:

          sh ati-driver-installer-11-8-x86.x86_64.run --keep --buildpkg Mandriva/2010.2

          Then in the resulting subdirectory, I found "fglrx.spec" and removed the offending lines (they were around 250 or so).

          I then did ati-installer.sh 11.8 --buildpkg Mandriva/2010.2

          and the RPMS were all built. I then

          sudo service dm stop

          sudo rmmod fglrx

          sudo rpm -Fvh *.rpm (in the directory with the RPMS)

          sudo service dm start

          Everything came up and ran fine, Unigine Heaven, google-earth (which didn't work with 11.7)

          amdcccle showed everything was 11.8 and up to date.

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          • #6
            i'm still waiting for the real big amd news this week..

            maybe tomorrow ?

            maybe an UVD-light spec ? or an h264 shader based decoder?

            or info about the hd8000 series with full 100% spec for opensource driver based hardware ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
              i'm still waiting for the real big amd news this week..

              maybe tomorrow ?

              maybe an UVD-light spec ? or an h264 shader based decoder?

              or info about the hd8000 series with full 100% spec for opensource driver based hardware ?
              Probably something related to OpenCL.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pfanne View Post
                meaning those things work now?
                I mean that the mouse bug is fixed but the gnome is still in fallback mode.

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                • #9
                  OpenGL?

                  Does this include support for the newly released OpenGL 4.2 spec?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tsuru View Post
                    Does this include support for the newly released OpenGL 4.2 spec?
                    No .

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