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  • AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta improvements?

    Hi,

    I tried searching for a changelog for this catalyst release , (since it is a a bump from 8.961 to 8.98) and couldnt find any... apart from the new watermark is there anything new?

    Gnome 3 finally looks really stable right now in Catalyst 12.6.... is there any work going into xvba too?

  • #2
    Just began testing that driver, some facts

    kernel support up to 3.3 (32 bit tested), 3.4 fails

    134 legacy pci ids dropped compared to 12-4
    20 new pci ids compared to 12-4
    186 identical pci ids compared to 12-4
    Last edited by Kano; 06-01-2012, 07:53 AM.

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    • #3
      Some things, i have found out during normal xbmc usage:

      ASIC hang has been fixed within a GL context.
      HDMI Audio continues to work in the following scenario: PC -> receiver -> TV: You can switch off TV now and sound continues. You can also switch off receiver and sound continues through TV speakers.
      In the scenario: PC -> TV. Sound comes back when you turn on TV after you turned it off.
      VC-1 withing xvba was fixed. Artefacts were visible with 12.4
      UWD_H264Level51 is still not possible.

      Perhaps they change their way of publishing Changelogs now, too.

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      • #4
        Includes new 2D acceleration architecture. Enable with (maybe it is enabled by default... I haven't checked, but it works when setting this):

        amdconfig --set-pcs-u32=DDX,ShadowPrimary,1

        Supports KWin direct rendering. Force with:

        KWIN_DIRECT_GL=1

        Thank you RussianNeuroMancer

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fritsch View Post
          Some things, i have found out during normal xbmc usage:

          ASIC hang has been fixed within a GL context.
          HDMI Audio continues to work in the following scenario: PC -> receiver -> TV: You can switch off TV now and sound continues. You can also switch off receiver and sound continues through TV speakers.
          In the scenario: PC -> TV. Sound comes back when you turn on TV after you turned it off.
          VC-1 withing xvba was fixed. Artefacts were visible with 12.4
          UWD_H264Level51 is still not possible.

          Perhaps they change their way of publishing Changelogs now, too.
          XBMC seems to work a lot better now.. as I am a laptop user, with 6370M, i barely game on either my Arch or Precise installs, but video acceleration is something which I was never satisfied with AMD.. now things definitely look better...
          on other news, AMD released a Catalyst Driver specifically for Windows 8 RP on the release day with full implementation of WDDM 1.2... beat that

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          • #6
            Removing watermark

            Anyone knows how to remove the watermark in the bottom right corner?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mikejuni View Post
              Anyone knows how to remove the watermark in the bottom right corner?
              Replace control file: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...ware_Watermark
              And put valid signature to signature file: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Amd_watermark
              Last edited by RussianNeuroMancer; 06-01-2012, 11:52 AM.

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              • #8
                XServer 1.12 is still broken

                Hey guys,

                we (Debian) just wanted to upload the fixed xserver 1.12 driver to Debian, but yeah the x 1.12 support is....:

                Backtrace:
                0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x34) [0x7fbbe05283c4]
                1: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x18bf99) [0x7fbbe052bf99]
                2: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x7fbbdf6c8000+0xf030)
                [0x7fbbdf6d7030]
                3: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpciaccess.so.0 (0x7fbbdf8e4000+0x5394)
                [0x7fbbdf8e9394]
                4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x8032c9)
                [0x7fbbdbfbe2c9]
                5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                (amd_xs112_int10_xf86ExtendedInitInt10+0xdd) [0x7fbbdbfbe05d]
                6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                (amd_xs112_int10_xf86InitInt10+0xb) [0x7fbbdbfbd8fb]
                7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xf86InitInt10+0xd)
                [0x7fbbdbb0397d]
                8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x48405c)
                [0x7fbbdbc3f05c]
                9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                (xdl_xs112_PreInitAdapter+0x274) [0x7fbbdbc3ec34]
                10: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                (xdl_xs112_atiddxPreInit+0x12ad) [0x7fbbdbc4031d]
                11: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x83c) [0x7fbbe043287c]
                12: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x4181d) [0x7fbbe03e181d]
                13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd)
                [0x7fbbde3f1ead]
                14: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x41cdd) [0x7fbbe03e1cdd]
                Segmentation fault at address 0xffffffffe18c7332

                ... simply not working at all (on amd64 only maybe?)..............

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                • #9
                  3.4 and xserver 1.12 working on arch

                  Originally posted by the-me View Post
                  Hey guys,

                  we (Debian) just wanted to upload the fixed xserver 1.12 driver to Debian, but yeah the x 1.12 support is....:

                  Backtrace:
                  0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x34) [0x7fbbe05283c4]
                  1: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x18bf99) [0x7fbbe052bf99]
                  2: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x7fbbdf6c8000+0xf030)
                  [0x7fbbdf6d7030]
                  3: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpciaccess.so.0 (0x7fbbdf8e4000+0x5394)
                  [0x7fbbdf8e9394]
                  4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x8032c9)
                  [0x7fbbdbfbe2c9]
                  5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                  (amd_xs112_int10_xf86ExtendedInitInt10+0xdd) [0x7fbbdbfbe05d]
                  6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                  (amd_xs112_int10_xf86InitInt10+0xb) [0x7fbbdbfbd8fb]
                  7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xf86InitInt10+0xd)
                  [0x7fbbdbb0397d]
                  8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x48405c)
                  [0x7fbbdbc3f05c]
                  9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                  (xdl_xs112_PreInitAdapter+0x274) [0x7fbbdbc3ec34]
                  10: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                  (xdl_xs112_atiddxPreInit+0x12ad) [0x7fbbdbc4031d]
                  11: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x83c) [0x7fbbe043287c]
                  12: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x4181d) [0x7fbbe03e181d]
                  13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd)
                  [0x7fbbde3f1ead]
                  14: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x41cdd) [0x7fbbe03e1cdd]
                  Segmentation fault at address 0xffffffffe18c7332

                  ... simply not working at all (on amd64 only maybe?)..............
                  not sure if this is debian specific problem, because archlinux maintainer of catalyst has reported success with 3.4 Kernel as well as Xserver 1.12 .. but it looks like he is using a hack to make it compatible with kernel 3.4, not sure again because i have seen users within Phoronix forums reporting Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.4 kernel working with catalyst 12.6

                  https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=57084&p=159
                  Last edited by xgt001; 06-01-2012, 02:25 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by xgt001 View Post
                    not sure if this is debian specific problem, because archlinux maintainer of catalyst has reported success with 3.4 Kernel as well as Xserver 1.12 .. but it looks like he is using a hack to make it compatible with kernel 3.4, not sure again because i have seen users within Phoronix forums reporting Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.4 kernel working with catalyst 12.6

                    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=57084&p=159
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      AMD took down 12.6 beta from the website.

                      Is there anyone here that could provide us a link to it?

                      Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by the-me View Post
                        Hey guys,

                        we (Debian) just wanted to upload the fixed xserver 1.12 driver to Debian, but yeah the x 1.12 support is....:

                        Backtrace:
                        0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x34) [0x7fbbe05283c4]
                        1: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x18bf99) [0x7fbbe052bf99]
                        2: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x7fbbdf6c8000+0xf030)
                        [0x7fbbdf6d7030]
                        3: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpciaccess.so.0 (0x7fbbdf8e4000+0x5394)
                        [0x7fbbdf8e9394]
                        4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x8032c9)
                        [0x7fbbdbfbe2c9]
                        5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                        (amd_xs112_int10_xf86ExtendedInitInt10+0xdd) [0x7fbbdbfbe05d]
                        6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                        (amd_xs112_int10_xf86InitInt10+0xb) [0x7fbbdbfbd8fb]
                        7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xf86InitInt10+0xd)
                        [0x7fbbdbb0397d]
                        8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x48405c)
                        [0x7fbbdbc3f05c]
                        9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                        (xdl_xs112_PreInitAdapter+0x274) [0x7fbbdbc3ec34]
                        10: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                        (xdl_xs112_atiddxPreInit+0x12ad) [0x7fbbdbc4031d]
                        11: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x83c) [0x7fbbe043287c]
                        12: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x4181d) [0x7fbbe03e181d]
                        13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd)
                        [0x7fbbde3f1ead]
                        14: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x41cdd) [0x7fbbe03e1cdd]
                        Segmentation fault at address 0xffffffffe18c7332

                        ... simply not working at all (on amd64 only maybe?)..............
                        Having the same issue. posted a bug report here

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                        • #13
                          So, they fix the 2d problem and leave hd4xxx users in the dust? nice.

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                          • #14
                            It looks like AMD drop support for HD2k-4k in the same time, when he released the best drivers since last years...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                              Replace control file: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...ware_Watermark
                              And put valid signature to signature file: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Amd_watermark
                              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?

                              Thanks

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