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  • #61
    Originally posted by d2kx View Post
    It is not. They just don't show you what they are working on.

    8.40.
    But IF they are working on this new OpenGL implementation, they could at LEAST give some feedback or information.

    I want my AIGLX. It's not like AIGLX was created yesterday. nVidia has support for it for a LONG LONG time... Enough to implement the features on the old OpenGL drivers. Of course if they have a new one now, it's not productive to waste time implementing AIGLX support on both OpenGL drivers, but they could have done it before.

    Also, we don't have any real information on when will it come. It's all speculation.

    They shouldn't even waste time releasing useless bugged drivers, and instead concentrate on this new OpenGL implementation.

    Well, I'll get back to work. I do follow a schedule to release my projects and it's features, and I do keep my clients informed.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Nicolas View Post
      Also, we don't have any real information on when will it come. It's all speculation.
      I hope the leaves don't knock out my power or Internet lines this fall...

      By the way, the "new" 8.39.4 is now out: http://www.phoronix.com/?page=news_item&px=NTkxNw
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        I hope the leaves don't knock out my power or Internet lines this fall...
        Hehehe... We do appreciate all your help and effort Michael, but this kind of information should come directly from ATI/AMD.

        But thanks for everything...

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Nicolas View Post
          this kind of information should come directly from ATI/AMD.
          AMD is a publicly traded company and is only allowed by regulations to make such announcements through formal channels (i.e. press release).
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #65
            Fall for some people is july-september, but I guess you are talking about october-december. If it just comes out this year, I'm happy. But a release before Ubuntu 7.10 would be wonderful.

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            • #66
              I got more that 10% increase of FPS on a certain /timedemo I'm running on a heavy mod on ioquake3. 53.1-53.3 for the last several releases, now 60.1. I re-installed the old driver to make sure it isn't another library changing but nothing changed, 53 on the last one, 60 on the new.

              I didn't expect that.

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              • #67
                Can anyone please confirm if it works on Fedora 7 x86_64?

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by fateswarm View Post
                  I got more that 10% increase of FPS on a certain /timedemo I'm running on a heavy mod on ioquake3. 53.1-53.3 for the last several releases, now 60.1. I re-installed the old driver to make sure it isn't another library changing but nothing changed, 53 on the last one, 60 on the new.

                  I didn't expect that.
                  I could only explain this with the new OpenGL application file, but Michael said it is just preparation work. But when the new OpenGL is in, I think you will not get 60 FPS but 100 FPS if you look at how bad fglrx works in comparison with the Windows driver.

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                  • #69
                    X still segfaults on loading on Fedora 7 x86_64.
                    Endless shame on AMD.

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                    • #70
                      I can't change the resolution..
                      in my Xorg.conf I added Modes "1440x900"
                      however this line seems don't work..
                      my screen resolution is always 1024x768..
                      Can any body help me ?

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                      • #71
                        fedora 7 x86_64

                        Originally posted by khakhovich View Post
                        Well now.... and who says it's working on FC7?
                        i get exact same behavior
                        ....
                        ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.6
                        (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
                        (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version Identifier:8.39.4
                        (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Release Identifier: UNSUPPORTED-8.393.1
                        (II) ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Build Date: Jul 18 2007 14:41:23
                        ....
                        Backtrace:
                        0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x6d) [0x48b99d]
                        1: /lib64/libc.so.6 [0x2aaaab60e630]
                        2: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(atiddxSave64BitBAR+0x2d) [0x2aaaacd4cb8d]
                        3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so(atiddxProbeMain+0x37f) [0x2aaaacd57a7f]
                        4: X(InitOutput+0x6e7) [0x463707]
                        5: X(main+0x275) [0x434625]
                        6: /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xf4) [0x2aaaab5fbab4]
                        7: X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x229) [0x433ad9]

                        Fatal server error:
                        Caught signal 11. Server aborting


                        anyone can help?
                        ARCH: x86_64
                        kernel: 2.6.21
                        Me too. I'v experienced same problem.
                        Why not use fglrx in fedora 7 x86_64?
                        Anyone help me, plz.

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                        • #72
                          The problem with F7 x86_64 is falling back to an issue inside the blob. At this point there isn't much you can do about it, but AMD has been aware of this x86_64 issue for a month or two since I personally discussed it with them.
                          Michael Larabel
                          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by changyp View Post
                            I can't change the resolution..
                            in my Xorg.conf I added Modes "1440x900"
                            however this line seems don't work..
                            my screen resolution is always 1024x768..
                            Can any body help me ?

                            same problem here with resolution

                            the AMD test logo is gone, but i can't set my resolution to 1600x1200.

                            what else changed in this re-release besides the logo?

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                            • #74
                              Well I still have the "Unsupported hardware" logo with my ATI Mobility FireGL V5200 :-(

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                              • #75
                                Luckily I use avivo ... which kind of works OK..but I decided to try out the latest ati driver

                                I am using Fedora 7 - using the updated kernel 2.6.22.1 however I have some failed dependencies - am I doing something stupid here?


                                [root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh ATI-fglrx-8.39.4-1.f7.i386.rpm ATI-fglrx-control-center-8.39.4-1.f7.i386.rpm kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.22.1-27.fc7-8.39.4-1.f7.i386.rpm
                                error: Failed dependencies:
                                libstdc++.so.5 is needed by ATI-fglrx-8.39.4-1.f7.i386
                                libstdc++.so.5(CXXABI_1.2) is needed by ATI-fglrx-8.39.4-1.f7.i386
                                libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2) is needed by ATI-fglrx-8.39.4-1.f7.i386
                                libstdc++.so.5 is needed by ATI-fglrx-control-center-8.39.4-1.f7.i386
                                libstdc++.so.5(CXXABI_1.2) is needed by ATI-fglrx-control-center-8.39.4-1.f7.i386
                                libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2) is needed by ATI-fglrx-control-center-8.39.4-1.f7.i386
                                [root@localhost Desktop]#

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