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  • AMD Releases Catalyst 13.4 For Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Releases Catalyst 13.4 For Linux

    With less than one week left to the month, AMD released today the Catalyst 13.4 graphics driver for Linux x86/x86_64 customers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1ODU

  • #2
    They also released 13.4 for Windows. Random note.

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    • #3
      Why do they never say that muxed hybrid gpu are not supported ?
      You have to actually try to install it to get a Xorg broke and then you can y see the error : "it is muxed system we don't support it [and I always think they add "go fuck yourself" but this part is mostly my imagination].

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aximab View Post
        Why do they never say that muxed hybrid gpu are not supported ?
        You have to actually try to install it to get a Xorg broke and then you can y see the error : "it is muxed system we don't support it [and I always think they add "go fuck yourself" but this part is mostly my imagination].
        Dealing with MUXed hybrid graphics requires a level of infrastructure and coordination between drivers that's currently lacking in all but the most recent Linux distros. Even in the latest and greatest distros using the open source driver, it's still pretty immature.

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        • #5
          This is true but mostly for closed source drivers.
          But first I was not complaining about the fact they don't support Hybrid but about the fact they let you broke your system and then they tell you "hey by the way we don't support it" and then "oops we have broke your X system" which sounds like "well just go fuck yourself" (sorry for the reiteration).
          Then since most distros who offer you the possibility to install closed sources drivers you will just broke your X and this stands from the beginning of dual gpu...

          Second the switching at least for AMD/intel was succesfully supported on open source since 2010 and it works well (except for a recent regression with backlight issue : https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55311).
          So it is a problem with closed source drivers and fine I am happy to used the open source driver ( well not exactly when I try to play a 3d games but thing are [always] improving).

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          • #6
            sadly, they didn't fix the only TF2 bug that won't let me play the game... (at least, according to the release notes): https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Sou...mes/issues/102

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            • #7
              13.4 ... alpha version for me.

              Ok, here we go again as it was under 13.3 beta2 ... for example, the Xonotic on AMD APU E-350 [Radeon 6310] shows up to 250 fps ... but the mouse responds in "slow motion" ... You can not play ... challenge is already pressing "close game". Well the same is for example in Counter-Strike: Source, etc.. While 13.3 beta3 work brilliantly and are stable, 13.4 is for me version "alpha".

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              • #8
                Changelog

                Great to see a changelog on AMDs website!
                Finally!

                * Xorg/Xserver 7.4 and above (up to 1.13)
                * Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.5)

                What's this?
                Doesn't this work with kernel 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8?
                Doesn't this work with X.org Server 1.14 and 1.15?

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                • #9
                  A shame AMD doesn't really do proper drivers for linux, it always feels like they just do a bit of minor stuff on linux.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ext73 View Post
                    Ok, here we go again as it was under 13.3 beta2 ... for example, the Xonotic on AMD APU E-350 [Radeon 6310] shows up to 250 fps ... but the mouse responds in "slow motion" ... You can not play ... challenge is already pressing "close game". Well the same is for example in Counter-Strike: Source, etc.. While 13.3 beta3 work brilliantly and are stable, 13.4 is for me version "alpha".
                    Yes I have similar problems with a Radeon HD 6870. It is a problem in the OpenGL driver, also happens with Windows.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                      Doesn't this work with kernel 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8?
                      It does.

                      Doesn't this work with X.org Server 1.14 and 1.15?
                      It doesn't.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                        * Linux kernel 2.6 or above (up to 3.5)

                        What's this?
                        Doesn't this work with kernel 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8?
                        Read again:

                        Code:
                        New Features:
                        Kernel 3.7 and 3.8 Support

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                        • #13
                          It is nice to get rid of the stupid watermark. At least for a while.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ext73 View Post
                            Ok, here we go again as it was under 13.3 beta2 ... for example, the Xonotic on AMD APU E-350 [Radeon 6310] shows up to 250 fps ... but the mouse responds in "slow motion" ... You can not play ... challenge is already pressing "close game". Well the same is for example in Counter-Strike: Source, etc.. While 13.3 beta3 work brilliantly and are stable, 13.4 is for me version "alpha".
                            I think I have the same problem on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 with Counter Strike: Condition Zero. Menus work fine but for the scroll bars (although I cannot recall whether those used to work the way they should before this update), but once in the game, the mouse lags or just doesn't work. It was working fine with Catalyst 13.2.

                            On another post someone said it's to do with OpenGL. Any more information on that? Any fixes or hints?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                              Yes I have similar problems with a Radeon HD 6870. It is a problem in the OpenGL driver, also happens with Windows.
                              Updating to the latest version of Steam Client seemed to fix it for me. At least for now. Too soon to tell whether that really did the trick.

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