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  • #16
    Originally posted by TobiSGD View Post
    The first story was not about "no X.Org server 1.12 support", it was a story about not supporting the r600/r700 in the future "main" releases of Catalyst, which was totally true.

    Exactly. It really seems to me that the PR team has thought: "Whatever, they are the Linux users, they will take what we give them." And after they saw the outcry about that behavior they had to change something very fast.

    Seems to me that you should ask for a job in their PR department. That would have been the right way to do it.
    Originally posted by TobiSGD View Post
    I disagree, it is not only the power management, but also things like video decoding and performance. Well, i don't care much about the performance on my laptop, it is not intended to be used for gaming,
    thats why : "Seems to me that you should ask for a job in their PR department." they can not promise stuff they can't deliver because they can't fix the "video decoding" problem because of the Copyprotection security DRM UVD blablabla also "performance" is not a criteria for latency support if you want performance you need to buy new hardware thats because ALL companys make money on "Performance".
    Originally posted by TobiSGD View Post
    but the video decoding thing is definitely something that has to work.
    yo know 480p videos work well with XV in the radeon driver and if your vanity needs to run copy-protected DRM-Blue-ray shit you have to buy a new notebook its the same with a stand alone blue-ray player if your player DRM is hacked and is out of grantee time you have to buy a new one because he gets blacklisted from the blue-ray codes. in modern time you only rent a functionality for 2-3 years and after that you have to pay again for the same functionality!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
      yo know 480p videos work well with XV in the radeon driver and if your vanity needs to run copy-protected DRM-Blue-ray shit you have to buy a new notebook
      I am neither talking about 480p video (any simple dual-core, if not even single-core can decode that) nor about copy-protected BluRay stuff. Nowadays even the more simple video-cameras for home use produce HD stuff (1080i/p) and the HD3200 in my laptop should be able to play that without any problem. If the driver supports it.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
        Sorry no older card to test here. Just to confirm the performance boost on juniper (5750) with 3.5-rc1.

        Just ran the benchmark within FEAR @1400x1050 custom settings.

        kernel: 3.4 => 3.5-rc1
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        min : 18 fps => 28 fps +55%
        avg : 32 fps => 49 fps +53%
        max: 69 fps => 109 fps +58%

        That's quite significant
        Originally posted by madbiologist View Post
        There seems to be some good news on the performance front for the open source Radeon driver in the 3.5-rc1 kernel:
        [...]
        Lightsmark: 91 fps => 123 fps +35%
        Doom3: 74 fps => 101 fps +36%

        Signed-off-by: Alex Deucher
        Signed-off-by: Jerome Glisse
        Signed-off-by: Dave Airlie

        Can Michael or someone benchmark the 3.5-rc1 kernel and an older kernel (perhaps 3.4) on one of the older cards that is going to be unsupported by Catalyst?
        NICE!!!! very good! i should install a 3.5 kernel

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        • #19
          Originally posted by TobiSGD View Post
          I am neither talking about 480p video (any simple dual-core, if not even single-core can decode that) nor about copy-protected BluRay stuff. Nowadays even the more simple video-cameras for home use produce HD stuff (1080i/p) and the HD3200 in my laptop should be able to play that without any problem. If the driver supports it.
          i'm sure you only use your 1080p video camera to warez kino movies and upload it to pirate bay ......

          this means supporting HD video withouer DRM is supporting pirates ........ and this can't be right

          LOL just kidding

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          • #20
            I have an older laptop that I'd love to throw linux on, and save my win7 license for a new machine. But it's got an mobility hd2600, and under linux its been terrible. Catalyst provides decent temps and battery life, but I've had issues with it (and now the hd2000 series isn't even properly supported anymore). The OSS driver is just a no-go. It has acceptable performance for compiz, but anything more than that it struggles. And worst of all the battery life and heat are unusable with the OSS drivers. It will overheat if you so much as look at it wrong, even with the profile forced to low. Dynpm hardly works and causes flickering, and forcing it to low profile noticeably impacts compiz performance.

            I ended up just saying "screw this", and buying a cheap intel laptop to use as my linux machine.

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            • #21
              The licence that is printed on the laptop is never used anyway, but oem activation is used. So you already have got a spare licence But of couse especially for laptops a working fglrx driver is needed as the opensource one seems to have got serious issues with power management

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                The licence that is printed on the laptop is never used anyway, but oem activation is used. So you already have got a spare licence But of couse especially for laptops a working fglrx driver is needed as the opensource one seems to have got serious issues with power management
                The laptop actually originally came with vista, and I bought retail windows 7 for it when it came out (had a big student discount at the time)

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                • #23
                  wow, did not expect that somebody pays for win

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