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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

    AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5MzM

  • #2
    legacy amd driver

    Is there any news on the legacy amd driver for the dropped AMD cards?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

      AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9...

      http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5MzM
      From http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx:

      Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta: AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro Technology


      AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro Technology.

      AMD Enduro Technology for Notebooks delivers:
      Long lasting battery life
      GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
      A Seamless and automatic experience
      New features found in Catalyst 12.9 Beta:

      Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
      View all profiled applications
      View recently run applications
      Profile applications based on power source
      Expert mode control and customization
      Performance centric AC
      Battery centric DC
      Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.9 Beta (versus AMD Catalyst 12.8)

      Up to 10% in Lost Planet 2 in single GPU configurations
      Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support

      This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

      Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
      RHEL 6.3 production support
      Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta driver

      Tri and Quad CrossFire+ Eyefinity configurations – Certain DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications lower than expected performance
      FireFox – corruption observed in CrossFire configurations
      Enabling Overdrive settings increased clocks in all power states
      Availability of AMD Video Converter support in AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Windows 7 and Windows Vista packages

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      • #4
        Some infos about the beta update can be found here:
        http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx

        Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support

        This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

        Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
        RHEL 6.3 production support

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wpoely86 View Post
          Is there any news on the legacy amd driver for the dropped AMD cards?
          end of July was their Catalyst 12.6 for legacy cards released: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

          I wouldn't expect that they will update their legacy driver in the rest of this year. But I don't mind, because I use the default Radeon driver anyways.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fenrin View Post
            end of July was their Catalyst 12.6 for legacy cards released: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

            I wouldn't expect that they will update their legacy driver in the rest of this year. But I don't mind, because I use the default Radeon driver anyways.
            same thing here, but the opensource driver is just a temporary solution.
            even supertuxkart lags.
            People have been desperatly waiting for steam to reach linux and know they cannot run the games.
            this sounds like a bad joke.

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            • #7
              FYI the version number is 9.00

              I upgraded from the april 8.960 release and Wine applications are garbled now, but KDE and native Neverwinter Nights (only game I tried) are notably smoother (less micro-freezes)

              It's really too bad about Wine since I need it daily, so I had to revert to 8.960

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              • #8
                I only tested Rage and it works basically with wine 1.5.13. It was unplayable with 12-6-legacy. Maybe you installed it in a wrong way.

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                • #9
                  Sorry, I should have specified that it's the Windows GUI apps such as winecfg which are corrupted.

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                  • #10
                    Does It support xorg 1.13? If not, that would explain how I can't ge it to work on Ubuntu quantal .. :|

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                    • #11
                      Installed this yesterday on LinuxMint with an HD6870 that drives dual 23" monitors and so far no issues.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rigaldo View Post
                        Does It support xorg 1.13? If not, that would explain how I can't ge it to work on Ubuntu quantal .. :|
                        Nope doesn't look like it has Xorg 1.13 support. All i got was
                        Code:
                        X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
                        out of glxinfo or when tying to open amdcccle

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mard0 View Post
                          Nope doesn't look like it has Xorg 1.13 support. All i got was
                          Code:
                          X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
                          out of glxinfo or when tying to open amdcccle
                          So...

                          "This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.

                          Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
                          RHEL 6.3 production support"

                          Are they trolling us..?

                          From what I read it might be a decent release, although I hoped I could run it on quantal already .. :/

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                          • #14
                            It does NOT work on Ubuntu 12.10.

                            I tried it on Kubuntu 12.10, and the X server will fail to load when it tries to load the fglrx module.

                            AMD stupidity continues.

                            I have a Geforce GTX 560 in the mail that should arrive tomorrow. This Catalyst nonsense will no longer be an issue.

                            I was hoping that AMD would get their open source strategy in full swing, but they seem to have abandoned r600/evergreen a while ago.

                            My guess is that Catalyst would stop supporting my 5000 series card before the open source driver is a capable replacement.

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                            • #15
                              Let's not give up all hope, it's still beta. It might work fine on xorg 1.13 and Ubuntu 12.10 by final version .. Hopefully ..!
                              Besides, it's not that easy to switch graphics card on my laptop now .. xD

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