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  • Early AMD Catalyst 12.3 Linux Drivers Seep Out

    Phoronix: Early AMD Catalyst 12.3 Linux Drivers Seep Out

    As Phoronix Forums readers have been quick to discover, early "beta" builds of AMD's Catalyst 12.3 proprietary Linux driver have begun to appear publicly...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3NjI

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    Wierd... I thought I ended up on a Catalyst 12.3 page when I went through the usual amd.com driver selection menus... and I'm pretty sure it said 12.3 was 8.95. When I go there now I'm back to Cat 12.2 (released in first week of March) but I'm not seeing the reference to 8.95 any more.

    Ahh, here we go... it was from the link at the top of the "Catalyst 12-3 released" thread :

    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...ded_linux.aspx

    That one *does* say 8.95. Thought I was losing it there for a minute.

    but rather is set to be introduced in fglrx 8.97 (Catalyst 12.4).
    Hey, I didn't say *that*
    Last edited by bridgman; 03-23-2012, 12:22 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
      Wierd... I thought I ended up on a Catalyst 12.3 page when I went through the usual amd.com driver selection menus... and I'm pretty sure it said 12.3 was 8.95. When I go there now I'm back to Cat 12.2 (released in first week of March) but I'm not seeing the reference to 8.95 any more.

      Ahh, here we go... it was from the link at the top of the "Catalyst 12-3 released" thread :

      http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...ded_linux.aspx

      That one *does* say 8.95. Thought I was losing it there for a minute.



      Hey, I didn't say *that*
      Well if you can't keep track of this, how are we supposed to?

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      • #4
        I'm not expected to keep track of it -- my job is on the open source side

        Seriously, I'm not involved at all with fglrx development or release, although I do occasionally remind our folks about the need for off-cycle driver posts to enable Linux on new GPUs.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          I'm not expected to keep track of it -- my job is on the open source side

          Seriously, I'm not involved at all with fglrx development or release, although I do occasionally remind our folks about the need for off-cycle driver posts to enable Linux on new GPUs.
          Can you ask someone to look into the DPMS issue where it doesn't resume monitors from sleep mode and quits responding to the keyboard? I've ran into so many people with that problem that I know it has to be wide spread. Is there any QA that goes into FGLRX besides referring to Lindows and XFree86 and calling Linux "like DOS"? It just seems that if I run into things like this after 5 minutes, then you'd think someone at AMD would as well.

          That bundle has so many bugs I don't know how you can call it suitable for production systems.

          When I walk away from my system and the monitor goes to sleep, I shouldn't have to hold in my power button to make the system shut down because the "production ready" driver can't get DPMS right. At least I can't see people being amused by that.

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          • #6
            Please cite this bug report if you can.

            http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463

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            • #7
              These are indeed 12.4 series drivers, not 12.3

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              • #8
                traditional http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...ded_linux.aspx is not official enough ?

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                • #9
                  sigh

                  Sigh...
                  still not working with precise.
                  It says unsupported hardware(in the bottom right corner of the screen), i have a HD 4350.

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                  • #10
                    In my case works good (works xv acceleration in 720p and 1080p h.264 used in UMPlayer and VLC 2.0.1), this drivers appears in repository 8.960

                    My specs machine is:


                    Lubuntu 12.04 daily bulid 22 march 32 bits


                    CPU: AMD A4 3300 2.5Ghz

                    IGP: ATI Radeon HD6410D 512MB shared memory

                    RAM: 4 gb ram 2x2 1333 DDRIII

                    DD: 320gb 7200

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