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  • #46
    what's the point of hardcoded signature ?

    i thought it does not work between different machines?

    i've had enough of fglrx. i'm putting my old x300 back in, and i'm going for opensource driver.

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    • #47
      @Maze:

      Your fix worked only partly since now the logo only shows "Unsupported Hardware", as it really is the case since I looked at Xorg.0.log and my X1950XT is not recognized - a thing that didn't happen with the previous release...

      I run a x86_64 gentoo system.

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      • #48
        The corrected driver should be out next week.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #49
          Another ridiculous driver release by ATI/AMD... At least I wasn't expecting anything this time (to be honest I wasn't expecting such a lame bug as this watermark issue here).

          My Ubuntu release is still running on 8.28 drivers... I don't have any reason to upgrade to any of the newer releases, and take risks on going from something that works to a newer driver that may be even worse than what I got now.

          Considering that now ATI is releasing grossly bugged drivers, I guess we shouldn't expect important things like AIGLX support soon right?

          I wish my notebook had nVidia GFX.

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          • #50
            Considering that now ATI is releasing grossly bugged drivers, I guess we shouldn't expect important things like AIGLX support soon right?
            Wrong. I bet the new OpenGL driver will do more than speed it all up, it could also fix problems people have. And it'll come before 2008.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
              Wrong. I bet the new OpenGL driver will do more than speed it all up, it could also fix problems people have. And it'll come before 2008.
              too good to be true, considering what's happening right now.

              ati is good at one thing - making us wait, hoping that "maybe the next reelase will be better".

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              • #52
                Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                too good to be true, considering what's happening right now.

                ati is good at one thing - making us wait, hoping that "maybe the next release will be better".
                Heh... I'd have to second this opinion. Not enough resources fielded yet to fix the problems they have- they're hiring some more, but it takes quite a bit of time to get up to speed, etc. Couple that with this lather, rinse, repeat process of driver releases and they've a right mess on their hands.

                I'm waiting and seeing- just because AMD **MIGHT** pull something off. I'm just not going to be making any AMD GPU related decisions while I'm waiting. I'm moving on in that regard. I happen to have some fglrx driven hardware in my possession, but it's still in my possession to verify function on game titles I'm porting- I won't be using it with my development machines unless I need to for a problem, and I won't be using it in any of my main machines. IF they get a usable driver out or help the Open Source community produce drivers comparable to Intel's, I might revisit that decision.

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                • #53
                  I'll come back here in a month to laugh (or should I cry?) about the next goofy driver release...

                  Wake up ATI!

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                  • #54
                    I bet you're a lier ;-D

                    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                    Wrong. I bet the new OpenGL driver will do more than speed it all up, it could also fix problems people have. And it'll come before 2008.
                    That should mean December 25 at 12pm :-)
                    Talk is cheap, ATI now must show us the code (or at least the binary) hehe. I personally don't trust it anymore. I'll never buy and ATI card again, surely.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      The corrected driver should be out next week.
                      Thanks for the information Michael. Appreciate the heads up.

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                      • #56
                        wow, one whole week to fix such a stupid issue...i'm pretty much speechless.

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                        • #57
                          I guess they just needed to change one option from "final_release" 0 to 1 or something similar So it took them 10 minutes but now they must test it for 2 weeks :P

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                            I guess they just needed to change one option from "final_release" 0 to 1 or something similar So it took them 10 minutes but now they must test it for 2 weeks :P
                            if changing a variable takes 10 minutes, then i don't want to think how long does it take to compile that thing :]

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                              if changing a variable takes 10 minutes, then i don't want to think how long does it take to compile that thing :]
                              LOL...

                              I'm starting to think that fglrx is developed by one guy only... Even then, development is still too slow.

                              And apparently their test process is not "very" good... If it takes 2 weeks to test this good, then something is VERY wrong.

                              Waiting for the next release... What will come next?

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                              • #60
                                Even then, development is still too slow.
                                It is not. They just don't show you what they are working on.

                                What will come next?
                                8.40.

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