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  • #31
    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    For Debian/Ubuntu user who did not use lrm-manager:
    Script
    In a few places in your script there seems to be some Diff stuck in rather than applied. Not sure if that's intentional, but thought I'd mention it just in case it isn't.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by d2kx View Post
      8.42 will not only have AIGLX, but also a lot of bugfixes for non-R600 cards (like AMD said).
      Yeah! If all of what AMD said was true, I would not have any problems. But according to their release notes (for the last 21 months), the bugs I'm complaining about don't even exist.

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      • #33
        hi michael sorry to insist but d ont you have a note saying yes it will work with an ATI mobility radeon hd 2400 or not and wait

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Michael View Post
          Here is the warning AMD will make you agree with before downloading the driver once it officially appears at AMD.com:
          I'll reserve my judgements until I see for myself, but it looks like this is the train wreck I envisioned back in June for this thing. If the desktop cards I have work decently enough, I'll be satisfied to continue using them- for now.

          As it stands right now, if this shows to be the debacle that it is currently shaping up to be, I can't recommend anything different than I do right now, which is NVidia on anything except the G80 series chips, Intel if you don't have a heavy 3D load you need to support.

          IF they get this straightened out or the specs we get prove out to be useful, this might change. But I'm not holding my breath- I like the color blue, just not on my skin.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Z1Kenobi View Post
            hi michael sorry to insist but d ont you have a note saying yes it will work with an ATI mobility radeon hd 2400 or not and wait
            It is supported, yes. It is part of the Radeon HD 2000 series. I just haven't tried the Mobility version myself but it is supported.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #36
              I tried out the new driver on a Mobility Radeon X1400 even though it's not recommended. Same old issues that I've had before:

              Xv - completely corrupt and crashes the whole x-server
              X-server crashes on logout or restart

              and the video tearing on Opengl output that I managed to fix with the fglrxrc file has returned and is worse than ever even though the fglrxrc file is unchanged.

              It's a new day, but still the same old issues with fglrx. I don't hold much hope for the new open source driver either which will probably crippled. Just goes to show that marketing speak and technical reality are often miles apart. All in all a great disappointment.

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              • #37
                t is supported, yes. It is part of the Radeon HD 2000 series. I just haven't tried the Mobility version myself but it is supported.
                Is is strange cause on ati site , they make a difference between radeon hd 2400 series ans mobility radeon h 2400 series , so why not in the release note


                So i m going to try it on my comp today and of course i will notice here my results , thanks

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Kano View Post
                  Try running glxgears and close it
                  hehe. Yeah, I tried that first thing after installing the new driver. Well actually I lie. I did fglrxinfo first (it didn't mention the driver number). I then did glxgears. Weird when you close it.

                  X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

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                  • #39
                    what is that?
                    doesn't build pkg in Fedora 7 x86_64.
                    8.40.4 is ok! but, 8.41.7 is fail.

                    Code:
                    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
                    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.41.7...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                    ==================================================
                     ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 
                    ==================================================
                    Generating package: Fedora/F7
                    Package build failed!
                    Package build utility output:
                    Building target platforms: x86_64
                    Building for target x86_64
                    bla~ bla~ ....

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                    • #40
                      ok few things

                      - some crapp is rendered in lower right corner (watermark problem again ? )
                      - suspend/hibernate disappeared from my KDE menu????
                      - video playback is same as it was->crappy
                      - K3B gradient randers for 2 seconds
                      - Dolphin/Konqueror flickers

                      haven't tried dualscreen

                      one step back in my case...

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by opera View Post
                        Great. People are having huge problems. No 2.6.23, no AIGLX.

                        I said it would suck, and it sucked. I might not even download it... ATI did it again. Michael did it again.
                        Could you just stop spreading so much never-to-be-fulfilled BS?



                        I didn't STFU because I had a very strong feeling I would be right. And obviously I was.
                        Now you hail me, bitch

                        One more month. One more bugfix? Cause from what I can see on the notes of .41, the "Known Issues"-list has basically not stopped growing.

                        Could you who haven't understood it yet, please get this straight: ATI SUCKS UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE.

                        And no proof yet. Next month? Don't count on it. But count on Michael, he da man!

                        EDIT:
                        By the way... Oktoberfest, Michael? "Down-right failure" seems more right... But but..

                        You da man Michael, you da man!
                        I understand your bitterness, but why, then, if you know/knew of the situation, did you buy an ATI product? Why do you have to bash them?

                        I got tired and frustrated with ATI products back in 2004, I simply changed my video card, and all is "well" now, but I certainly don't have to bash ATI about it.

                        It's been a known fact for at least 4 years now (yes, since 2003) that ATI+Linux don't mix well together, so I ask again, why linger so long with a product you know may and/or will cause you trouble to begin with?

                        About the driver, I hope people will start posting performance figures in a bit, not only glxgears or fgl_glxgears, please, but other 3D stuff.

                        BTW, nowhere did we see in neither Michael's articles, nor other notes, that the 8.41 driver magically "fixed" issues (such as XV and others), even if it is based off a totally new code base. Hopefully, being this a NEW code, things will evolve faster and things will actually get fixed... In the mean time, though, I'll keep my eyes open and watch these new drivers evolution.

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                        • #42
                          running just fine

                          xpress 200M

                          13% boost compared to previous release (some garbage running glxgears)

                          one more month to go!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
                            I understand your bitterness, but why, then, if you know/knew of the situation, did you buy an ATI product? Why do you have to bash them?

                            I got tired and frustrated with ATI products back in 2004, I simply changed my video card, and all is "well" now, but I certainly don't have to bash ATI about it.
                            I own a laptop. If I could switch my graphic hardware so easily, I would.

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                            • #44
                              As has been stated a number of times now, the fglrx 8.41 release is designed specifically for the R600 series. If you try this new driver with a R600 graphics cards, those common bugs shouldn't be there. In the coming releases AMD will fix these bugs for the previous generations. AMD is trying to make it very clear that this release is ONLY intended for R600 owners.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                              • #45
                                just wish i could get these things to install... :/

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