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  • That's a joke, only FireGL/MV pci ids have been removed.

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    • Yeah... I saw that warning. Problem is even 8.40.4 DOES NOT WORK!! I have a Radeon Mobility 9600 M10.
      When will ATI wake up and start hiring strong linux
      developers to provide high quality Linux drivers?

      The Xorg driver for it is so lame, that playing some
      videos from youtube I see traces of objects as they move. Ditto when playing videos via gxine.

      Watchig those same videos when booted in windows XP,
      I do not get these problems.

      Is it any wonder why people willingly or grudgingly
      turn to windows for a better quality multimedia
      experience?

      Linux video drivers need a lot of help.


      Originally posted by slacker View Post
      uhm, it says:

      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?

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      • Originally posted by jd10008 View Post
        Is it any wonder why people willingly or grudgingly
        turn to windows for a better quality multimedia
        experience?
        Not if they're using NVidia or Intel right at the moment. Those drivers work. Work decently, in fact, unless you're using a G80 series adapter from NVidia.

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        • I have problem with tvtime and xv.

          xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.

          I've tried all possibilities with xorg.conf but no results.
          All other program using xvideo such as mplayer, vlc, xine works...

          My xorg.conf

          Section "Device"
          Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
          Driver "fglrx"
          Option "DesktopSetup" "horizontal"
          Option "RenderAccel" "on"
          Option "AccelMethod" "xaa"
          Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
          Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
          Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
          Option "MaxGARTSize" "256"
          Option "UseFastTLS" "1"
          Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
          EndSection

          Section "Extensions"
          Option "XVideo" "Enable"
          Option "Composite" "Disable"
          EndSection

          xorg-server 1.3.0.0
          xorg-x11 7.2
          2.6.22-gentoo-r6 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 21 10:25:39 CEST 2007 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

          Has anybody some idea?
          Last edited by chabo; 09-21-2007, 11:55 AM.

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          • Unfortunately, when buying a laptop, you cannot pick and
            choose your graphics chip. More often than not, it is
            not the primary consideration. Still, that does not
            excuse ATI (now part of AMD) from building rock solid
            and well working Linux drivers for all their chipsets.

            Cheers,

            JD

            Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
            Not if they're using NVidia or Intel right at the moment. Those drivers work. Work decently, in fact, unless you're using a G80 series adapter from NVidia.

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            • Still, that does not excuse ATI (now part of AMD) from building rock solid and well working Linux drivers for all their chipsets.
              oh, well. i don't care about them anymore. i like my ati cards with opensource drivers, because ati apparently still cannot get it together :/

              i wouldn't mind a laptop with an ati card, as long as it would be supported by opensource drivers.

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              • tvtime

                I had the same problem which already started in FC6 from a certain driver version. As workaround I could use "zapping" back then (less quality but borking). But now I'm on F7 (x86_64) and this doesn't work anymore.

                New workaround which at least works for me:

                mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:input=1:width=576:height=432

                I found this at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/36906/?start=0

                where the original mencoder command is posted

                btw, I still use driver 8.40.4 with my Radeon X1600 Pro.


                Originally posted by chabo View Post
                I have problem with tvtime and xv.

                xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.

                I've tried all possibilities with xorg.conf but no results.
                All other program using xvideo such as mplayer, vlc, xine works...

                My xorg.conf

                [...]

                Has anybody some idea?

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                • Originally posted by lockheed02 View Post
                  I had the same problem which already started in FC6 from a certain driver version. As workaround I could use "zapping" back then (less quality but borking). But now I'm on F7 (x86_64) and this doesn't work anymore.

                  New workaround which at least works for me:

                  mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:input=1:width=576:height=432

                  I found this at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/36906/?start=0

                  where the original mencoder command is posted

                  btw, I still use driver 8.40.4 with my Radeon X1600 Pro.
                  Thanks
                  It seems that problem with xvideo YUY2 is only with 64bit version of driver, cuase i've read post, where people manage this problem with seting "VideoOverlay" "on" and "OpenGLOverlay" "off"

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                  • Originally posted by jd10008 View Post
                    Unfortunately, when buying a laptop, you cannot pick and
                    choose your graphics chip. More often than not, it is
                    not the primary consideration. Still, that does not
                    excuse ATI (now part of AMD) from building rock solid
                    and well working Linux drivers for all their chipsets.
                    Heh... Considering that I did just that, chose my GPU. There were two choices for GPU- one ATI and one NVidia for the DV9000 that I was buying. I bought NVidia.

                    In the end, it's that you're talking about a budget laptop that it becomes an issue of not having many choices. But, even then, if you're not against using Intel, you've got choices.

                    When you're buying a Laptop, everything should be a consideration, including parts choices. Even with Windows it should be that way.

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                    • Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                      oh, well. i don't care about them anymore. i like my ati cards with opensource drivers, because ati apparently still cannot get it together :/

                      i wouldn't mind a laptop with an ati card, as long as it would be supported by opensource drivers.
                      Give the developers 6 months from getting the 3D info and you might just get your desires. As it stands, ATI's still sort of a non-choice. Until it's robust for more than just a select set of R600 devices, it's not a good choice unless you're willing to put up with issues in your system.

                      Honestly, I'm not.

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                      • Well, it's only 6 months wait. xD
                        I've been using ATI since the Rage 128 Pro days, so if I have to wait another 6 months for a stable, good open source driver, it's a drop in the bucket ^^

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                        • as a side note, wanted to ad, that this driver also break openoffice on my _64 platform. as soon as i roll back driver openoffice functioning just fine.

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                          • What do you mean? ATI cards run an excellent virtual 1200x000 screen (VESA) as is. However, I would like for this driver to work; I can blame myself for picking Fedora 8 test 2 (libstdc++.so.6 and no .5 for such things as Opera and these ATI drivers, yet!) Anyone know how to fake it? Load libstdc++ 5 source from Fedora 7 and recompile the kernel and libc?

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                            • Originally posted by Sunvil VonBerUrlindt View Post
                              I can blame myself for picking Fedora 8 test 2 (libstdc++.so.6 and no .5 for such things as Opera and these ATI drivers, yet!) Anyone know how to fake it? Load libstdc++ 5 source from Fedora 7 and recompile the kernel and libc?
                              I do not use Fedora, but look for a package named libstdc++-v3. No need to recompile anything after installing that one. But as you seem to run at 64-Bit you might want to have a look at this thread, too.

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                              • Originally posted by Sunvil VonBerUrlindt View Post
                                What do you mean? ATI cards run an excellent virtual 1200x000 screen (VESA) as is. However, I would like for this driver to work; I can blame myself for picking Fedora 8 test 2 (libstdc++.so.6 and no .5 for such things as Opera and these ATI drivers, yet!) Anyone know how to fake it? Load libstdc++ 5 source from Fedora 7 and recompile the kernel and libc?
                                You need to install compat-libstdc++, search for it with Pirut or yum.

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