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  • AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 For Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 For Linux

    AMD has made available a new Catalyst Linux graphics driver for Linux, the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 release...

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    No official driver change-log has not been made publicly available via AMD
    Proofreading, it works bitches.

    jk: http://xkcd.com/54/

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    • #3
      I hear it fixes the Steam Big Picture segfault.

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      • #4
        Backlight adjustment still broken... I hope this is fixed for the final release...

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        • #5
          Still no out of the box support for kernel 3.7, AMD still sucks.

          Anyone interested in buying a HD6870? I will replace it with an Nvidia card, enough is enough.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
            Still no out of the box support for kernel 3.7, AMD still sucks.

            Anyone interested in buying a HD6870? I will replace it with an Nvidia card, enough is enough.
            not sure what you're talking about, I have a 5750 with kernel 3.7.8 and it works fine for me. you apparently don't know how to i stall the drivers properly. if you're using the installer for their website, you have to reinstall the kernel headers associated with the driver, which is a pain in the ass. distros like Ubuntu take care of that mess for you but you might not get the most cutting edge software. I'm personally using arch and installed the catalyst drivers from the AUR with relatively little effort.

            But, depending on how well you take care of the card and how much you're willing to sell it for, I wouldn't be against buying it hah.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
              not sure what you're talking about, I have a 5750 with kernel 3.7.8 and it works fine for me. you apparently don't know how to i stall the drivers properly. if you're using the installer for their website, you have to reinstall the kernel headers associated with the driver, which is a pain in the ass. distros like Ubuntu take care of that mess for you but you might not get the most cutting edge software. I'm personally using arch and installed the catalyst drivers from the AUR with relatively little effort.

              But, depending on how well you take care of the card and how much you're willing to sell it for, I wouldn't be against buying it hah.
              The AUR package from Arch is already patched, so of course it is working for you. I am talking about using the vanilla installer on a system with kernel 3.7, out of the box without patching. It simply does not install complaining about missing header files, which are present on the system. That kernel is more than two months old, today its successor was released, most distros have a patched version of the drivers, but AMD developers are not able to support that kernel. Either they are lazy, incompetent or both.
              Since that kernel is still not supported I assume that they support the same kernel versions as with 13.1, so the latest supported kernel which is not EOL already is 3.4, released May 2012. That is pathetic.

              Edit: I think that shipping costs from EU to USA would make selling the card to you not really a viable thing.

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              • #8
                You do realize this is an unpolished BETA driver?

                In any case, wait until your distro pics it up. Ubuntu edgers should have it already in their PPA. Arch/Gentoo will probably too. All other distro's ... just be patient and wait Complaining just to complain and wanting and nVidia card isn't helping anyone.

                Yes, AMD hasn't got the 'perfect' always working awesome installer and usually is behind in kernel releases. But also, package maintainers pick up this slack and do the hard work for you. As we always tell manufactures we will.

                Personally, I say take your nVidia card and shove it into some "We don't care about libre-software" nVidia hole. As a gentoo (and occasional Ubuntu) user, I have used the binary blobs since my 9500Pro and haven't had huge issues.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by oliver View Post
                  You do realize this is an unpolished BETA driver?
                  Which is actually great.
                  I didn't realized AMD provides frequent (public) beta drivers lately.

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                  • #10
                    The drivers are so great that they do not even fix the issues mentioned in the changelog. I mean everybody can read:

                    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...13-2_beta.aspx

                    "[369298 ]: Resolves a Serious Sam 3 launching and corruption issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, 6000 Series GPU"

                    First of all it also affects HD 5000 and there nothing was fixed - i dont have got HD 6000/7000, but i doubt it was fixed there - did anybody try? Second that driver requires that you do:
                    Code:
                    rm -rvf ~/.steam/root/SteamApps/common/Serious\ Sam\ 3/Temp/ShaderCache/
                    In order to be able to start Serious Sam 3 at all...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      The drivers are so great that they do not even fix the issues mentioned in the changelog. I mean everybody can read:

                      http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...13-2_beta.aspx

                      "[369298 ]: Resolves a Serious Sam 3 launching and corruption issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, 6000 Series GPU"

                      First of all it also affects HD 5000 and there nothing was fixed - i dont have got HD 6000/7000, but i doubt it was fixed there - did anybody try? Second that driver requires that you do:
                      Code:
                      rm -rvf ~/.steam/root/SteamApps/common/Serious\ Sam\ 3/Temp/ShaderCache/
                      In order to be able to start Serious Sam 3 at all...
                      You claim you can read, and you still complain about bugs in 5000 when new release claim only fixes for 6000/7000 ? Nice job!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                        You claim you can read, and you still complain about bugs in 5000 when new release claim only fixes for 6000/7000 ? Nice job!
                        You claim you're so much better than him, but you don't see, that the bug wasn't fixed for 6000/7000 cards? Nice job!

                        Btw. I have a 6670 and the bug still exists.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by entropy View Post
                          Which is actually great.
                          I didn't realized AMD provides frequent (public) beta drivers lately.
                          We most likely have Valve to thank for this.

                          Judging from the steam for Linux forums, AMD is loosing Linux customers fast.

                          Which makes me sad, but I totally understand why.

                          I estimate it took AMD to support my 5750 on linux over a year after the card was released.

                          Building my pc all amd, because they support opensource, I think you can understand my disappointment.

                          It even almost drove me away from linux.

                          The good news started for me with openSUSE 12.2, I installed that about 6 months ago.
                          The opensource driver had 3D, and the catalyst was at least working right.
                          With 13.1, I noticed an big improvement on TeamFortress 2.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
                            You claim you're so much better than him, but you don't see, that the bug wasn't fixed for 6000/7000 cards? Nice job!

                            Btw. I have a 6670 and the bug still exists.
                            True. (I have 6670 too)

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                            • #15
                              Wanted to see if they fixed multiscreen issues with amd enduro. It segfaults X.

                              Code:
                              [   181.497] (EE) Backtrace:
                              [   181.497] (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x36) [0x58a0c6]
                              [   181.497] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x18df19) [0x58df19]
                              [   181.497] (EE) 2: /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f17aa3a3000+0xf1e0) [0x7f17aa3b21e0]
                              [   181.497] (EE) 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xclIn32+0x0) [0x7f17a74179c0]
                              [   181.497] (EE) 4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xilReadReg32_R600+0xe) [0x7f17a75c446e]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xdl_xs113_atiddxPxScreenInit+0xa4) [0x7f17a758a714]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xdl_xs113_atiddxScreenInit+0xdb9) [0x7f17a7567ae9]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 7: /usr/bin/X (AddScreen+0x85) [0x438055]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 8: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x3f3) [0x479993]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 9: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x266e6) [0x4266e6]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 10: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x7f17a922fa15]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 11: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x26c0d) [0x426c0d]
                              [   181.498] (EE) 
                              [   181.498] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x70180
                              I wonder on how many machines they test fglrx/catalyst before they put it on the website. Sure, it's a beta, but there is nothing to test here. Considering all the bugs the releases are the betas and the ones labeled beta are alphas.

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