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  • #31
    Originally posted by eronquillo View Post
    Hi, I installed the catalyst 12.6 beta drivers on my linux mint 13 maya system, using a radeon 7750 with hdmi, dvi-i and display port. extending the workspace to the hdmi and dvi works fine, but the monitor with the display port (using a display port to dvi adaptor) is not receiving a signal from the card. When I boot and post, I can see the bios bootup, but then goes black while the other two monitors are able to display the linux mint workspace. I'll look further.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
      That why you need to put valid signature follow instruction.
      For me it was a simple matter of copying the control and signature files from the 12.4 release to /etc/ati. Even easier than following the instructions to the letter.


      • #33
        Originally posted by rherbert57 View Post
        copying the control and signature files from the 12.4 release to /etc/ati
        Or download it. Every way is working anyway.


        • #34
          I just want to say after almost a week, that they finally fixed "ASIC hang happened" which in my case was causing hangs during going sleep (not wakeup - it always worked). I'm using HD 5770 on Debian Sid and I'm so happy with full working sleep/wakeup after almost a year of struggle with that.


          • #35
            Any previsions for a new beta driver with Debian amd64 xorg 1.12 support?


            • #36
              Originally posted by Massa View Post
              Hi xgt001,

              It's working for me under Fedora 17 64-bit with Xorg 1.12 and kernel 3.3.7-1.fc17.x86_64.

              It's also quite snappier on my AMD E-350, very happy with this release so far.

              Just don't update to the 3.4.0-1 kernel and you'll be fine. Otherwise it's either go back to 3.3.7-1 or use Gallium. That was my mistake and kmod-catalyst is taking a while.


              • #37
                Originally posted by vitorgatti View Post
                Didn't work. I can't remove the watermark saying "AMD Testing use only".
                It seems that there is no signature inside the driver install script.

                Anybody managed to remove/hide it?

                What's your distro?

                I use Fedora 17 GNOME 64-bit on Kernel 3.3.7.

                for x in $(objdump -d $DRIVER|awk '/call/&&/EnableLogo/{print "\\x"$2"\\x"$3"\\x"$4"\\x"$5"\\x"$6}'); do
                sed -i "s/$x/\x90\x90\x90\x90\x90/g" $DRIVER

                Save as
                chmod +x to make it executable
                su -c 'sh ./'

                then log out and back in.

                That worked for me.

                Again, this is on kernel 3.3.7 for Fedora 17 64-bit.


                • #38
                  Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                  Please tell me they have/will be fixing suspend/resume...

                  Driving me nuts on my Fusion powered netbook. fglrx does everything better than the open source driver (power management and HD video playback etc) EXCEPT I cant suspend the machine without it coming back up with a blank screen. very frustrating.
                  Same here, but that is with all distros for me.
                  My hardware is A6-3400M x4 1.2~2.4 (scaled) with 6 GB RAM, 600 HDD, Radeon HD 6520G.


                  • #39
                    using the beta on my 7850 with the watermark patch

                    performance is about the same, but it does fix a texture rendering problem in vdrift
                    also not compatible with kernel 3.4.x but there might be hacks for that too ...


                    • #40

                      Fianally a driver that doesn't crash my laptop (E350, HD6310) on suspend/resume! But it took AMD over a year to fix this bug and that's really unacceptable. I had a crash with serious graphic corruption though when changing the backligt so it's not stable enough yet but I'm looking forward to the final version!