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  • catalyst 11.9 is online ?

    Looks like it is, although the url has changed (i actually found it by a misstype):
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...x86.x86_64.run

    Umm... yeah:
    - tested on 3.1-rc7 kernel - fglrx doesn't need a patch to work with it (just like 11.8), and radeon hd 4850;
    - i don't see rainbow bar in GNOME3 although other bad things stayed, like slow window moving or strange flickering/garbages rendered whenever i will run kde app with systray icon
    - i've also tested it on xorg-server 1.11.1 from arch's [testing] repository but it's not working with it...
    - many files inside this driver is different, but there's no new files, so it's easier for a maintainers to update

    So i actually hope that this 11.9 was put there by a mistake and a better version of 11.9 will be uploaded today ;P
    If not, well... Michael you were wrong about incoming xserver 1.11.x support ;P

  • #2
    Originally posted by Vi0L0 View Post
    So i actually hope that this 11.9 was put there by a mistake and a better version of 11.9 will be uploaded today ;P
    watch the history of catalyst this will never be.

    the catalyst 11.10 is the one with the new xserver support. because of ubuntu 11.10

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
      watch the history of catalyst this will never be.

      the catalyst 11.10 is the one with the new xserver support. because of ubuntu 11.10
      Rly? Cuz since months phoronix is saying that there won't be xserver 1.11 (only 1.10) in ubuntu 11.10 - cuz of proprietary drivers.
      And i atcually believed phoronix in this case...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vi0L0 View Post
        Rly? Cuz since months phoronix is saying that there won't be xserver 1.11 (only 1.10) in ubuntu 11.10 - cuz of proprietary drivers.
        And i atcually believed phoronix in this case...
        This is one case where I believed him all along. It gives Ubuntu the chance to screw over other distributions if the only way of running proprietary video drivers is with them.

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        • #5
          We actually don't need to "believe" in anything, here's url:
          https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric....10.4-1ubuntu2

          latest x-server for ubuntu 11.10 is in 1.10.4 version, and it was commited on 2011-09-19

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          • #6
            Downgraded Fedora 16's Xorg to 1.10 packages from F15 and the drivers do work with GNOME (3.2 in this case). The new GDM with the fancy new gnome-shell based login greeter doesn't work though.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Massa View Post
              Downgraded Fedora 16's Xorg to 1.10 packages from F15 and the drivers do work with GNOME (3.2 in this case). The new GDM with the fancy new gnome-shell based login greeter doesn't work though.
              I forgot to mention that im using GNOME3 3.0.2 version.
              What radeon you have got? Is GNOME3 working fast for you?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vi0L0 View Post
                I forgot to mention that im using GNOME3 3.0.2 version.
                What radeon you have got? Is GNOME3 working fast for you?
                I have an AMD E-350 APU (Radeon 6310). GNOME Shell is noticeably faster, and it seems gtkperf also got a nice boost compared to the open source driver (10 seconds to render everything, 17s on the open source driver). The system felt a little sluggish rendering even 2d apps before, now it's much faster.

                I'll give VAAPI a try next, I'd love to not have to boot Windows to play HD videos.

                Another thing I should mention is battery life seems much better with this driver as well.
                Last edited by Massa; 09-28-2011, 03:42 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Massa View Post
                  I have an AMD E-350 APU (Radeon 6310). GNOME Shell is noticeably faster, and it seems gtkperf also got a nice boost compared to the open source driver (10 seconds to render everything, 17s on the open source driver). The system felt a little sluggish rendering even 2d apps before, now it's much faster.

                  I'll give VAAPI a try next, I'd love to not have to boot Windows to play HD videos.

                  Another thing I should mention is battery life seems much better with this driver as well.
                  Nice to hear that

                  BTW: looks like amd has fixed link, so now also ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run is available for download, although it's the same as ati-driver-installer-11.9-x86.x86_64.run which i mentioned at the begining of this thread

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                  • #10
                    Tried installing it in Ubuntu 11.10 beta 2. Weird graphic artifacts on bootup, then appeared to hang. Was able to get to the login screen after undocking the laptop. Then seemed to be working ok apart from a compiz crash (but 11.10 is still a bit unstable so probably nothing to do with Catalyst). On shutdown, the laptop locked up with weird graphics. Reinstated Cat 11.8 from the Ubuntu 11.10 repos. I think I will give 11.9 a miss until things settle down a bit

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                    • #11
                      Tried it on Kubuntu 11.10 and there appears to have been no changes since 11.8.

                      Promptly removed and back on the open source radeon driver.

                      Same time next month?

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                      • #12
                        basically you should be happy, that you get a picture. radeon oss does not always work, last time oss did not work was a radeon 2400m on a core2 duo mac that the oss driver did not work at all (3.0.x kernel, xorg 1.10.4 from debian backports). also i had problems running an ati 9600m and get a picture. even with radeon.modeset=0 it was very unstable (no fglrx possible anymore). mobility chips seem to be very crappy - sometimes you really need a system like kanotix hellfire that can boot with fglrx enabled...

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                        • #13
                          Installed the latest 11.9 drivers on my system. Running: ATI Technologies Inc Barts PRO [ATI Radeon HD 6800 Series], Kernel: 3.0.0. x11-base/xorg-server-1.10.3 - x11-base/xorg-x11-7.4-r1.
                          And gnome3 with gnome-shell is working correctly again. Finally..

                          No weird artifacts bars and no slow window dragging.


                          Although I did have to totally remove the ati open source drivers and other garbage before the fglrx installation. Having the open source drivers installed gave me slow window dragging.

                          So what i did was completely remove ati open source drivers, force unload fglrx modulem remove the old fglrx drivers --forced. Install kernel sources. And stop XDM. Use the text installer from ATi. Start up X again and working like a charm now

                          Only "Error" I still have is when creating a Screenshot with gnome3 shows me an old window in the screenshot. Not sure if this is ATi or Gnome itself related.
                          Last edited by Crypto_ahash; 09-29-2011, 12:32 AM.

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                          • #14
                            My 6310m is still erratic on Gnome Shell. The rainbow effect is gone now, fortunately, but window dragging is slow and I get *heavy* artifacting when invoking the dash. Even worse, I've got one hard lockup in 3 hours of use - very very bad. I haven't tested suspend yet.

                            In comparison, the OSS driver is smoother and resumes/suspends correctly every time - but still lacks proper power management (idles at 64C vs 56C on my E-350).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                              My 6310m is still erratic on Gnome Shell. The rainbow effect is gone now, fortunately, but window dragging is slow and I get *heavy* artifacting when invoking the dash. Even worse, I've got one hard lockup in 3 hours of use - very very bad. I haven't tested suspend yet.

                              In comparison, the OSS driver is smoother and resumes/suspends correctly every time - but still lacks proper power management (idles at 64C vs 56C on my E-350).
                              Try installing fglrx with my steps.

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