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  • #31
    Your card is so old that oss drivers are available since a few years. If you dont need max 3d performance or xvba it should do without fglrx.

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    • #32
      I need max 3d performance and a good experience on a desktop. HD3xxx and 4xxx aren't considered as legacy products yet, so AMD must realease drivers with improvement support on that cards

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      • #33
        I just upgraded today to 12.1 on my Debian SID box. The xv video bug is still there but now the Gnome Shell works without artifacts, also played Oil Rush under Gnome Shell just perfect.

        For the video, under gstreamer applications like Totem, I run gstreamer-properties to set the video to X windows system without xv until the bug is fixed.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by DINAMIK View Post
          I have installed catalyst 12.1 on Linux mint 12...

          bad news... poor performance. all desktop experience laggy... my card is an HD4670.
          I hope enjoy gnome 3 before my card will be considered as legacy product.
          just turning off vsync in clutter did the trick. All the lag while moving windows etc is gone, works beautifully, a good release (apart from broken xv)

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          • #35
            I am still getting the "Unsupported hardware" overlay with my HD 7970. This is really annoying ...

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            • #36
              Without xv support skype does not work - or do you know a workaround for that?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by xgt001 View Post
                just turning off vsync in clutter did the trick. All the lag while moving windows etc is gone, works beautifully, a good release (apart from broken xv)

                can u help me with that? I have deactivated vsync from compiz settings. but it is not enough.

                thanks in advance

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Kano View Post
                  Without xv support skype does not work - or do you know a workaround for that?
                  http://ekiga.org/

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by DINAMIK View Post
                    can u help me with that? I have deactivated vsync from compiz settings. but it is not enough.

                    thanks in advance
                    add this to your /etc/environment

                    export CLUTTER_VBLANK=none

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                    • #40
                      info on Segfault...

                      On my system (6950 2GB, amd x6 1055t) if I install fglrx it causes Segmentation Faults... but I've just noticed with fglrx installed running an md5sum on a 1gb file gives the correct result the first time, and a DIFFERENT MD5SUM for every sequential run... remove fglrx and go back to xorg-edgers mesa and all is well again...

                      anyone else notice this?

                      EDIT: running Linuxmint 12 with kernel 3.3 rc1...

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by thammi View Post
                        I am still getting the "Unsupported hardware" overlay with my HD 7970. This is really annoying ...
                        I have asked the Catalyst folks to post the launch-time Linux driver that was produced for board mfgs to include in the box. Hopefully should be up by Monday attached to a KB article.

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                        • #42
                          Man what a pathetic bunch of whiners.

                          Seriously guys people here should look at how far AmD has come with Linux drivers since buying up ATI. They are far more open about their hardware compared to NVidia, supporting both closed and open source development.

                          It is far better that AMD is making a continual and paced effort to improve their sift ware stack instead of forcing us to wait for ever for a "perfect" driver. What is disgusting about some of the comments here is that Linux was built on the concept of releasing early and often. That often lead to some extremely buggy software. No one complains about buggy open source and the sometimes extended development times to correct those bugs.

                          Let's have a little perspective here.

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                          • #43
                            I got that bug again where amdcccle / control center shows an older version number on the Information page. It says 11.6.. :/

                            how do you fix that again?

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by slojam View Post
                              I got that bug again where amdcccle / control center shows an older version number on the Information page. It says 11.6.. :/

                              how do you fix that again?
                              1. Shut down X
                              2. Delete /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
                              3. Restart X

                              ... IIRC

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                              • #45
                                @PsynoKhi0

                                I prefer Kanotix, there it still runs

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