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    Phoronix: AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

    While AMD has went months without updating their Catalyst "Legacy" Linux graphics driver for the Radeon HD 2000 through Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards to support new X.Org Server / kernel releases and other bug-fixes, they decided today to finally put out an updated legacy driver! This updated AMD Catalyst Linux Legacy driver is tagged as version 13.1...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4MDE

  • #2
    Originally posted by Phoronix
    An official change-log for the legacy version of Catalyst 13.1 has yet to surface, but it looks like this updated legacy driver namely
    has support for new Linux kernel releases, support for the X.Org Server 1.13.x series, updated distribution packaging scripts, and various bug-fixes.
    Really?

    The download page says Linux 3.4 and X.Org 1.12.

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    • #3
      It also says 12.6 driver, so not sure what the real status is.

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      • #4
        fglrx_drv.so contains references to functions from amd_xserver14_* to amd_xserver112_*

        Doesn't look that good concerning xserver 1.13 support.

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        • #5
          If someone can confirm whether it has Xorg 1.13 support(test it .. :/), it'd be good.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by entropy View Post
            Really?

            The download page says Linux 3.4 and X.Org 1.12.
            Automated installer for...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by entropy View Post
              Really?

              The download page says Linux 3.4 and X.Org 1.12.
              It also says 12.6, only says 13.1 in the download link

              tried it in kubuntu 12.10 (kernel 3.5.0-22 , Xorg 1.13)

              Result:

              [ 52.581] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
              [ 52.581] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
              [ 55.035] (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: noXFree86DRIExtension
              [ 55.035] (II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
              [ 55.035] (II) Unloading fglrx
              [ 55.035] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (loader failed, 7)

              Exactly the same error that with 12.6 ... where's the difference ...

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              • #8
                Error when running with xorg-server 1.13:

                Code:
                [    16.416] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
                [    16.857] (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol: noXFree86DRIExtension
                So it doesn't look like it'll work with anything greater than 1.12.

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                • #9
                  AFAIK the main focus of this release was getting Steam fixes out to owners of older hardware.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                    AFAIK the main focus of this release was getting Steam fixes out to owners of older hardware.
                    Yeah I am hearing Team Fortress 2 is finally running for HD2000-4000 with this driver.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                      AFAIK the main focus of this release was getting Steam fixes out to owners of older hardware.
                      New Kernel and X-Server Support is much more Important or make the r600g Driver fast. I doubt that one of you driver guys need so long for this task. All ppl with this Type of Cards can't upgrade there distribution without lose fgrlx support.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                        Yeah I am hearing Team Fortress 2 is finally running for HD2000-4000 with this driver.
                        I wouldn't be surprised if the only difference compared to the last driver is that
                        they added the required OpenGL extension "GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode".
                        But this means that this is rather a feature update than a mere bugfix release (which is good actually).

                        So why AMD refuses to add support for new xservers?
                        That would add so much value to those HD4000 cards.
                        Maybe that's exactly the problem...

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                        • #13
                          Read the article and was jumping for joy till I read the comments...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bobwya View Post
                            Read the article and was jumping for joy till I read the comments...
                            I wonder if Michael ever updated/corrected an article???

                            I guess we'll rather see a new article about it.

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                            • #15
                              Hmm. Well, I never expected that kind of Spanish Inquisition... err, I mean, update for legacy fglrx. But yea, it doesn't seem to be that important, and in my case it's too late, as I just yesterday bought a new graphics card for my main pc, and the current one is doing well enough for HTPC use cases with r600g regardless.

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