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  • #21
    I believed that my pc was overheating by free drivers, but the other day it clean with compressed air and my pc has a very low temperature,

    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1: +67.0C

    k10temp-pci-00c3
    Adapter: PCI adapter
    temp1: +66.1C (high = +70.0C)
    (crit = +115.5C, hyst = +110.5C)


    After I had 90 degrees, but now my pc is fresh , Thank you amd for drop my card, Now I use a decent driver. No tearing on opengl output for videos, good opengl perfomance, good desktop effects performance, good native games performance, I play every day amnesia with this drivers and I don't have any problem .

    My pc is a hp pavilion dv6 2120 with radeon 4650

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    • #22
      xserver 1.13

      Got some question to non-ubuntu (maybe non-debian) users:
      are you able to use this driver with xorg-server 1.13?

      As an Arch user i'm not able to start X, still getting Xorg.log' error:
      Code:
      (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: noXFree86DRIExtension
      I can see that also Mageia user is getting same error.


      I did some quick research but don't see anything special in ubuntu's fglrx...
      Although ubuntu's xserver 1.13 is patched with "tons" of patches.
      Question: is it possible that 12.9 beta supports only ubuntu's xserver?

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      • #23
        No ubuntu got as usual a "special" driver, something that i absolutely hate.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          No ubuntu got as usual a "special" driver, something that i absolutely hate.
          indeed! darn it, i thought they are the same! What a disinformation! It's like third 9.00 within a month...

          Anyhow still no success in starting Xserver 1.13 even with ubuntu's driver (still on Arch Linux) - got no error in Xorg.log, just black screen. Xorg.log said it's far farther, last lines:
          Code:
          [     4.415] (**) fglrx(0): AMD 2D Acceleration Architecture enabled
          [     4.415] (--) fglrx(0): Chipset: "AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series " (Chipset = 0x6819)
          [     4.415] (--) fglrx(0): (PciSubVendor = 0x174b, PciSubDevice = 0xe218)
          [     4.415] (==) fglrx(0): board vendor info: third party graphics adapter - NOT original AMD
          [     4.415] (--) fglrx(0): Linear framebuffer (phys) at 0xd0000000
          [     4.415] (--) fglrx(0): MMIO registers at 0xfe8c0000
          [     4.415] (--) fglrx(0): I/O port at 0x0000c000
          [     4.415] (==) fglrx(0): ROM-BIOS at 0x000c0000
          [     4.416] (II) fglrx(0): AC Adapter is used
          So no success atm, but closer, works fine with xserv 1.12 though so it's built fine

          Anyway thanks Kano!

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          • #25
            Finally Ubuntu Quantal put them fglrx drivers version. I just installed them, they work but it a little bit too slow, they need optimization.

            #apt-cache show fglrx
            Package: fglrx
            Priority: extra
            Section: restricted/misc
            Installed-Size: 236703
            Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
            Architecture: amd64
            Source: fglrx-installer
            Version: 2:9.000-0ubuntu1

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            • #26
              Ubuntu Quantal:
              9.00.11-120920a-147436C-ATI
              [20592.361784] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 9.0.2 [Sep 20 2012] with 1 minors

              12.9 Beta (same as Embedded Driver with different control file):
              9.00-120815a-147115C-ATI
              [ 5.229425] [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 9.0.2 [Aug 15 2012] with 1 minors

              So there is one month difference between quantal and the other one. Meaning Quantal versionis one month newer.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by legluondunet View Post
                Finally Ubuntu Quantal put them fglrx drivers version. I just installed them, they work but it a little bit too slow, they need optimization.
                What do you mean slow?
                Is it something you can quatify with a benchmark?
                Are they slow only with xorg 1.13 or even with 1.12?
                Other people reported to be faster than previous releases.
                What DE are you running?

                I'm interested as I have a Radeon too, and I'm waiting good drivers to install Quantal

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                • #28
                  Well they are not slower for me with Ubuntu Quantal. I noticed some bugs with Google Chrome hardware acceleration but that's it.

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                  • #29
                    windows 3D games with wine = very slower than on precise.

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                    • #30
                      A whine about wine in regards to fglrx.

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