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AMD 8.41.7 Display Driver Released -- The Holy Crap Edition!
Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm: Display :0 cannot be opened
Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.
with ATI Mobility FireGL V5200 (should be similar to X1400 and X1600).
Script has correct fallback for FireGL cards, but I would like to know if someone can run those with ChipID override too. I don't think that this driver is a valid replacement for 8.40.4 in general because of 37 now unsupported cards. 22 cards are newly supported. Here is a list of the removed ones:
ATI FireGL T2 (FireGL T2 4154)
ATI FireGL V3100 (RV370 GL V3100 5B64)
ATI FireGL V3200 (RV380 GL 3E54)
ATI FireGL V3300 (RV515 GL 7152)
ATI FireGL V3350 (RV515 GL (7153) 7153)
ATI FireGL V3400 (RV530 GL 128 MB 71D2)
ATI FireGL V5000 (RV410 GL - 8P 5E48)
ATI FireGL V5100 (R423 GL - PRO2 5551)
ATI FireGL V5200 (RV530 GL 256 MB 71DA)
ATI FireGL V5300 (R520 GL 12P 7105)
ATI FireGL V7100 (R423 GL XT 5550)
ATI FireGL V7200 (R480 GL 16P 5D50)
ATI FireGL V7200 (R520 GL 16P 7104)
ATI FireGL V7300 (R520 GL 16P 528 MB 710E)
ATI FireGL V7350 (R520 GL 16P 1 GB 710F)
ATI FireGL V7400 (RV570 GL 728C)
ATI FireGL X1 (FireGL X1 4E47)
ATI FireGL X2-256/X2-256t (FireGL X2 4E4B)
ATI FireGL X3-256 (R420 GL 4A4D)
ATI FireGL Z1 (FireGL Z1 4147)
ATI FireMV 2200 (RV370 FireMV 2200 5B65)
ATI FireMV 2250 (RV516 719B)
ATI FireMV 2400 (M24 3151)
ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e (M10-GL 4E54)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100 (M22 GL 5464)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200 (M24 GL 3154)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000 (M26-CSP128GL 564A)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000 (M26-GL 564B)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100 (M28 GL 5D49)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200 (M56 GL 71C4)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250 (M66 GL 71D4)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7100 (M58 GL 12P 7106)
ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7200 (M58 GL 16P 7103)
M54-GL (M54-GL 7144)
R430 GL PRO (R430 GL PRO 5555)
R430 GL XT (R430 GL XT 5554)
R480 GL 12P (R480 GL 12P 5D51)
Wow. Cudos to ATI... I am glad of their recent move to open up their driver development process; maybe something will actually get fixed. I've been upgrading my fglrx driver version month after month; and the same errors have been there for over 4 months. Occasionally new errors pop up(like this annoying corruption error on my second screen). I don't even know or care if there are performance benefits to using this driver.
I think a more accurate title for this driver release is:
"HOLY CRAP! I can't believe I waited a week for this release"
same crappy desktop performance as with 8.40 version
as we said..there "may" be some OpenGL performance improvements, but basic things are not fixed
I totally agree. I want to use my computer for two things. Work and watching movies on my TV. For the first, performance should be better. The second is not possible thanks to stupid bugs that happen to be there for 21 months, now.
I'm running Ubuntu Feisty, fully updated, and just installed the ATI driver via the "automatic" installer. Everything went fine, but I cannot load the module and because of that not start Xorg with fglrx active:
[ 586.296000] [fglrx] Maximum main memory to use for locked dma buffers: 403 MBytes.
[ 586.296000] [fglrx] ASYNCIO init succeed!
[ 586.296000] [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully!
[ 586.296000] [fglrx:firegl_init_module] *ERROR* firegl_stub_register failed
Caution: The AMD Proprietary Linux driver version 8.41.7 is not recommended for the ATI Mobility and Integrated Products. Using this driver on any of the following products may result in stability issues. AMD recommends using the AMD Proprietary Linux software driver version 8.40.4.
I got an X1400 mobility, should I risk?
I think it's more likely to be in regards to things like suspend/resume than much of anything else (as in it don't work- heh...)- and possibly Hypermemory support.
I'll brave it with my Xpress200M shortly and see if the RS480 support's moderately stable with Hypermemory- and what the suspend/hibernate/resume behaviors are. I'm gifting my mother with that laptop shortly so if I mess it up too badly it's not a big loss- just burn it down, start over.
Here is the warning AMD will make you agree with before downloading the driver once it officially appears at AMD.com:
The AMD Proprietary Linux driver version 8.41 is recommended for the ATI Radeon HD 2000 family only.
AMD recommends users of cards other than the ATI Radeon HD 2000 family continue to use the currently posted drivers for that product available for download on http://ati.amd.com/
Future releases will return to a unified driver supporting all product
How this affects users:
Using this driver may result in stability issues on non-Workstation products. This driver will not work with any ATI FireGL or ATI FireMV products.
How this affects distribution maintainers and packagers:
This driver is not suitable for inclusion in distributions and is
recommended to not be packaged into any mainstream distribution update. Distribution vendors may repackage and provide experimental packages, but should include the above warning to users.