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  • ati 8.42 and compiz 0.3 , 0,6,2 and 0.5.2

    Hi

    I just read somewhere else on the net that the upcoming driver will not be compatible with compiz 0.3 but only with compiz 0.6.2.

    I m using debian/testing and the version shipped with it is the 0.5.2

    Could someone tell me if the driver will be compatible with compiz 0.5.2 cause i don't want to install any backport/unstable version

    tahks

  • #2
    I think Compiz 0.5.2 should be in the clear.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/

      offers up-to-date Compiz Git (as of today) packages for all three Debian editions (stable, testing and unstable), just in case you change your opinion about bleeding-edge software

      I've heard about changes in Xorg 7.3 that could lead to fglrx not working properly with AIGLX and Xorg 7.3 like Debian/sid has, let's hope that I am wrong, but I have a bad feeling... but on the other side, Fedora 8, Ubuntu Gutsy and all other major releases at the moment are shipping Xorg 7.2.

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      • #4
        and what will happen when the package from the tux repository will get into official debian repository ?

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        • #5
          faint,There's no any message about 8.42!

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          • #6
            look for ati 8.42.4 and you will ind a lot of stuff about it with google.

            i prefer not to post any link here ...........

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Z1Kenobi View Post
              look for ati 8.42.4 and you will ind a lot of stuff about it with google.

              i prefer not to post any link here ...........
              How did all those people get to know about this?

              As I know the developers were forced to be quite about driver development and all betatester had to sign a NDA where it's prohibited to talk about the beta driver.
              Last edited by dopehouse; 10-22-2007, 11:47 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dopehouse View Post
                How did all those people get to know about this?

                As I know the developers were forced to be quite about driver development and all betatester had to sign an NDA where it's prohibited to talk about the beta driver.
                Any information you may see on 8.42 this time is from Phoronix. However, the bulk of the information you will find right now was exposed by some idiot that illegally accessed it at Phoronix. On the driver launch day you will find a full review and other information at Phoronix.com.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  Any information you may see on 8.42 this time is from Phoronix. However, the bulk of the information you will find right now was exposed by some idiot that illegally accessed it at Phoronix. On the driver launch day you will find a full review and other information at Phoronix.com.
                  That's what I want to say but in words transformed to questions. Just to test brainpower

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                  • #10
                    It can not be "illegally" accessed as it was the first comment on this thread

                    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5838

                    and was available for some hours to read for everybody. There was no "hack" used or so, thereofore I would not consider that as illegal. I just don't remember who posted it, the still available text does not show this. It is just the usual problem that it is more or less impossible to remove content from the net which was put online. There is no revoke system to let ppl and browser caches forget it at once.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      Any information you may see on 8.42 this time is from Phoronix. However, the bulk of the information you will find right now was exposed by some idiot that illegally accessed it at Phoronix. On the driver launch day you will find a full review and other information at Phoronix.com.
                      That's like walking naked in public and telling people it is illegal for them to look.

                      (Although he was an idiot to digg it, he should've just informed you that anyone can see )
                      Last edited by Morlyn; 10-22-2007, 01:25 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Morlyn View Post
                        That's like walking naked in public and telling people it is illegal for them to look.
                        I am saying the information got out there but we at Phoronix hadn't leaked it or even accidentally posted the content. A user "illegally" got it.
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Michael View Post
                          I am saying the information got out there but we at Phoronix hadn't leaked it or even accidentally posted the content. A user "illegally" got it.
                          Oh. I thought it was posted, just not on the main page. My bad.

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                          • #14
                            Driver works with the compiz version 0.5.2 currently shipped with Debian

                            Getting back on topic, maybe the following helps some people to get around the pitfalls when running compiz.

                            Apparently, the Debian lenny/testing version of compiz (currently 0.5.2) ships without activation of the plugins required for all the compiz whiz-bang (see bug report http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=440095).

                            Therefore, it is necessary to activate the plugings manually, e.g. using gconf (gconf-editor). To do so follow these instructions:
                            http://bgoglin.livejournal.com/11253.html, be sure to get the order of the plugins right.

                            After that, start compiz from the command line using the usual

                            Code:
                            compiz --replace
                            That should do it. It worked for me using a Radeon 350(Radeon 9800 Pro) and the 8.42.3 fglrx driver. Activating the plugins got rid of the problem of missing window decorations after starting compiz and the error messages
                            Code:
                            GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is not available with direct rendering.
                            and
                            Code:
                            compiz.real (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing
                            Make sure you have compiz-kde or compiz-gnome installed, they do the actual decorating of the windows.


                            I found a good explanation on how to use the compiz features at http://www.clip.dia.fi.upm.es/~cocho...dex.php/Compiz .

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                            • #15
                              wow ritcheas , ....thanks for that solution

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