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  • #41
    Tearing?

    Can any one confirm that this driver decreases (or completely removes) tearing with Compiz/Unity?
    I just want to know this before I will re-install my OS.

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    • #42
      Originally posted by leonmaxx View Post
      Can any one confirm that this driver decreases (or completely removes) tearing with Compiz/Unity?
      I just want to know this before I will re-install my OS.
      No but I can confirm that using this driver will increase your Kernel panics by atleast 100%. It did fix some vsync issues for me. But its not worth the constant crashes.

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      • #43
        Given the significantly variable reports of Catalyst's stability and that reinstalling your OS is something you're willing to do, why not try it out?

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        • #44
          We test this driver version since release date on several 100 OpenELEC machines.
          And for now - the users are really happy.

          Focus we have here: xvba video acceleration, suspend / resume, Audio after suspend / resume


          Features missing: mpeg2/mpeg4 hw decoding via xvba-sdk and _Bitstream Audio support_ - but this is a long term problem not related to this very good driver.

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          • #45
            Originally posted by ext73 View Post
            Unfortunately this does not work - at least in my case. This is obviously a mistake OpenGL driver - who appeared in the driver version 13.3 beta 2 - and then fixed in 13.3 beat3 and again has been "intensified" in 13.4 and 13.6 beta
            I added these in /etc/default/grub, then ran update-grub (my monitor has 1280x1024 resolution).

            Code:
            GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1280x1024x24,1280x1024
            
            GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024x24
            Works both with 13.4 and 13.6 and the 3.8 and 3.9 kernels. The VTs have 1280x1024 resolution too.

            PS:
            The vga=code options are deprecated, although it worked too after getting a message from the kernel (i actually set 1280x1024 , dont remember the actual vga code).

            I have a A8-5500 APU and it was stable with any driver since 13.2 so maybe the 7xxx IGP series are better supported?

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            • #46
              Originally posted by shazeal View Post
              No but I can confirm that using this driver will increase your Kernel panics by atleast 100%. It did fix some vsync issues for me. But its not worth the constant crashes.
              I have it installed on Mint 15 Cinnamon for 2 weeks, and i had'nt kernel panics or any other stability problems at all.

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              • #47
                Any of you people having the input lag problem - please try my hacked-up LD_PRELOAD lib that forces glXSwapBuffers to by synchronous: https://github.com/volca02/glsync

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