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  • #61
    The only problem I've ever had with AMD video drivers on Linux is a tendency to tearing in video.

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    • #62
      They don't suck.
      Just seg faults on my debian box

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      • #63
        Originally posted by t.s. View Post
        They don't suck.
        Just seg faults on my debian box
        If you are running unstable, then it is your fault.

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        • #64
          Amd ati made me loose all fun on linux.

          suse 11.3 hd5750 (1gig)

          I recently downloaded ubuntu, and will try again to install the catalist drivers on Linux.

          The next graphics card I buy is most likely an nvidia.

          I am willing, because I like linux, to over look some things.
          But not even be able to use firefox normally....
          A freaking web browser, and my quad core at 3.2, with above vid card,
          cant even scroll s web-page without horrible lag, after installing catalyst drivers.

          On a suported linux distro

          Ati(amd) must hate his customers.

          On windows although in games all seems fine, only last week some weird error on W7.
          updating again to newer catalyst drivers, solved that though...

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          • #65
            Originally posted by t.s. View Post
            They don't suck.
            Just seg faults on my debian box
            This is why good bug reporters are needed... This tells me absolutely nothing. The only thing I know is your on Debian, and this is useless. The only things I can figure out is the following...

            Debian 4.0 ( etch ) or newer.
            32 or 64bit os ( also matters )
            no updates.


            Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
            Amd ati made me loose all fun on linux.

            suse 11.3 hd5750 (1gig)

            I recently downloaded ubuntu, and will try again to install the catalist drivers on Linux.

            The next graphics card I buy is most likely an nvidia.

            I am willing, because I like linux, to over look some things.
            But not even be able to use firefox normally....
            A freaking web browser, and my quad core at 3.2, with above vid card,
            cant even scroll s web-page without horrible lag, after installing catalyst drivers.

            On a suported linux distro

            Ati(amd) must hate his customers.

            On windows although in games all seems fine, only last week some weird error on W7.
            updating again to newer catalyst drivers, solved that though...


            I rarely have problems with firefox, and from what i can see... Care to provide some more system information? This does not tell me anything.

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            • #66
              It was months ago. I hope ati has learned something from it, because I was one of many with these problems.
              All having hd 5000 series.

              amd phenom II quadcore at 3.2 gig
              Hd 5750 1 gig
              4 gig of ram
              dual boot pc w7 32bit en suse 11.3 64bit

              Scrolling reminded me of the old days loading large text documents.
              pictures blacked out.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
                It was months ago. I hope ati has learned something from it, because I was one of many with these problems.
                All having hd 5000 series.

                amd phenom II quadcore at 3.2 gig
                Hd 5750 1 gig
                4 gig of ram
                dual boot pc w7 32bit en suse 11.3 64bit

                Scrolling reminded me of the old days loading large text documents.
                pictures blacked out.
                I see... this helps a little bit... however, I have not ran into the same issues you have with firefox ( at least with recent releases ). Although, I use Linux Mint 13. Have you tried with the latest drivers? also, are you certain it was fglrx/catalyst and not the Mesa drivers?

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                • #68
                  @Dandel

                  Are you affiliated with AMD?

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by bug! View Post
                    If you are running unstable, then it is your fault.
                    Nope. I ran testing debian testing.

                    Originally posted by Dandel View Post
                    This is why good bug reporters are needed... This tells me absolutely nothing. The only thing I know is your on Debian, and this is useless. The only things I can figure out is the following...

                    Debian 4.0 ( etch ) or newer.
                    32 or 64bit os ( also matters )
                    no updates.
                    I don't plan to reported it, sorry. But my rig is:
                    Debian Wheezy (testing) 64 bit. It seg faults, with 12-6 catalyst. I've tried Kano script and manual install with same result.

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                    • #70
                      I had allot of help, but no success.
                      Yes it was the (then) latest close source driver.

                      The default drivers installed on suse for my hardware, worked fine in FF but no 3D.

                      I really hope to have more luck with ubuntu and the 12.6

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                      • #71
                        Just run:
                        Code:
                        wget -NP /tmp http://kanotix.com/files/fix/oss-test/purge-binary-driver.sh
                        sh /tmp/purge-binary-driver.sh
                        Then you can activate sid and install fglrx from there. There is a point release which works.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by elanthis View Post
                          Why in the name of Popeye should anyone have to "setup their rig" to get _anything_ working properly anymore, much less basic media functionality?
                          Indeed, one can hope we'll some day be able to get everything working out-of-the-box, though let's be realistic here.
                          Also, given all the codecs and third party stuff one has to cram in their box... What exactly is "basic media functionality"?

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
                            I am willing, because I like linux, to over look some things.
                            But not even be able to use firefox normally....
                            A freaking web browser, and my quad core at 3.2, with above vid card,
                            cant even scroll s web-page without horrible lag, after installing catalyst drivers.
                            Were the drivers installed correctly?

                            On openSUSE (which I've ben using since 11.1 or so, with fglrx):
                            http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/SUSE/openSUSE

                            Personally I don't blacklist radeon, I just switch to a tty and issue "init 3" as root prior to installing the drivers. Otherwise there is a conflict of some sort with the GL libraries, and 3D hardware acceleration doesn't work.
                            Last edited by PsynoKhi0; 08-12-2012, 11:50 AM.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by curaga View Post
                              @Dandel

                              Are you affiliated with AMD?
                              No, Just a developer that knows how to debug things and fix the issues.


                              Originally posted by t.s. View Post
                              Nope. I ran testing debian testing.


                              I don't plan to reported it, sorry. But my rig is:
                              Debian Wheezy (testing) 64 bit. It seg faults, with 12-6 catalyst. I've tried Kano script and manual install with same result.

                              Does not tell me what the hardware looks like. This is part of why AMD bundled the "atigetsysteminfo.sh" script that should be located at "/usr/share/fglrx/"



                              Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                              Indeed, one can hope we'll some day be able to get everything working out-of-the-box, though let's be realistic here.
                              Also, given all the codecs and third party stuff one has to cram in their box... What exactly is "basic media functionality"?
                              "basic media functionality" could mean simply being able to play mp3 files for all some people are concerned... My guess is the reasonable ability to play 1920x1080 videos without stutter while having vertical sync enabled.

                              However, some People would foolishly expect all media files to play regardless of system specifications. A desktop with 2.5gHz to 3.0gHz is useless if the System Memory is slow ( DDR2 or DDR memory).

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                              • #75
                                @Dandel

                                It is impossible that fglrx 12-6 runs with debian wheezy without libpciaccess hack.

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