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  • Could this be the worst driver release ever?

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    • Originally posted by gendish View Post
      Could this be the worst driver release ever?
      As it's managed to kill wine (and hence all the reasons I /have/ a 3d graphics card), like no other release has, and it still doesn't support 1440x900... I'll vote for that. Most overhyped release, certainly.

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      • Worse!

        Originally posted by gendish View Post
        I've got same graphic card as you.
        Im also having similar problems, for example: scrolling in firefox is a pain, really sluggish. Watching a movie almost doesnt work, flickering like hell!
        Overall bad performance.

        Better performance before with xgl... It's a shame.

        Same here on a Macbook PDro C2d (X1600) with gusty, AIXGL is working it was much smoother using XGL and the original drivers included in gusty (8.37) !!! Tried to use XGL again still slow !!! HATE THIS!!!

        D.

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        • how long does it usually take before the livna repo updates?

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          • I do think the new driver is just a baby. Young and buggy . Nothing more nothing less.

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            • i have the same problems with an X1950 PRO (256MB DDR3). Compiz flicks a bit and paint windows (specially firefox) are very slow.
              Theme QTcurve don't run well so i back to plastik.

              In general it work slow, bad performance, but on the other hand, i think it is the first step: "The baby will grow up"

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              • i have a problem
                Code:
                [psyhlo@localhost ~]$ glxinfo 
                glxinfo: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/xorg/libGL.so.1: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied
                [psyhlo@localhost ~]$
                but my permissions are right they are like this
                Code:
                -rwxr-xr-x

                help please
                My distro is Fedora 7 with VGA x1600 Pro

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                • These drivers work pretty well for me. There are some issues but this is a great start.

                  AIGLX works well, and thats what i really wanted.
                  3d works well
                  fgl_glxgears gets me 3000+ fps with aiglx goin

                  Issues:
                  Firefox scrolling
                  Some compiz effects are jittery, while others are very smooth
                  Videos flicker so much that they are unwatchable

                  i have a x1950pro btw

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                  • Originally posted by sishgupta View Post
                    These drivers work pretty well for me. There are some issues but this is a great start.

                    AIGLX works well, and thats what i really wanted.
                    3d works well
                    fgl_glxgears gets me 3000+ fps with aiglx goin

                    Issues:
                    Firefox scrolling
                    Some compiz effects are jittery, while others are very smooth
                    Videos flicker so much that they are unwatchable

                    i have a x1950pro btw
                    If you're experiencing problems with compiz maybe AIGLX is not working so well .
                    Firefox scrolling is not a minor issue.
                    If the videos are unwatchable maybe something is bad...don't you think so?

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                    • Anyone else experiencing really slow scrolling in firefox? I mean real slow. Even Firefox popups (like Remember password? etc) are real slow to develop.

                      compiz is working fine, got the cube rotating, etc, and it seems to be running fine

                      Gutsy Ubuntu
                      3200 Amd
                      R420 AGP Video Card
                      1 gig ram.

                      (ok, i see others are having firefox problems, add me to the list)

                      Just doing more compiz tests, compiz is definitely faster with the open source radeon driver.

                      fgl_glxgear is giving 2300 fps

                      display: :0.0 screen: 0
                      OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                      OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X800 XT
                      OpenGL version string: 2.0.6958 Release
                      Last edited by grazzt; 10-23-2007, 05:36 PM.

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                      • I installed it on Gusty 64 , with ATI Mobility x700 following the instructions here.

                        Performance drop with compiz (benchemark went down from 270 to 190, glxgears lost 2500 FPS), TV out works well, flickering with windowed player.

                        Well, i hope the 8.43 will be a performance boost

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                        • Performance boost, but no compiz

                          I have performance boost in glxgears, but no compiz

                          compiz --replace
                          compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing
                          compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
                          compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0

                          glxinfo |grep GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
                          GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
                          GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap

                          Tried to edit
                          $ cat /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager
                          COMPIZ_BIN_PATH="/usr/bin/"
                          PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib/compiz/"
                          #LIBGL_NVIDIA="/usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/libGL.so.1.2"
                          #LIBGL_FGLRX="/usr/lib/opengl/ati/lib/libGL.so"
                          LIBGL_FGLRX="/usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/lib/libGL.so.1.2"
                          KWIN="/usr/kde/3.5/bin/kwin"
                          METACITY="/usr/bin/metacity"
                          SKIP_CHECKS="yes"
                          WHITELIST="nvidia intel ati radeon i810 fglrx"

                          and does not help. Distro gentoo, compiz-6.2 from overlay.

                          Let me know is somebody figured this out, I have
                          seen this problem in this thread.

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                          • Originally posted by piccolotux View Post
                            If you're experiencing problems with compiz maybe AIGLX is not working so well .
                            Firefox scrolling is not a minor issue.
                            If the videos are unwatchable maybe something is bad...don't you think so?
                            I think we just have a different definition of what is bad.

                            Bad for me is unuseable.
                            The firefox scrolling is a very minor issue to me, as i can still scroll, its just a smidge slower than it used to be.

                            The only compiz effect that is slow (and not even that slow) is the window animation "zoom". I am running the gutsy verison of compiz though, i think i will try a newer version later.

                            The vids are the major drawback, but still not a huge problem for me?

                            i think that people were expecting something flawless...but that is unrealistic considering the way they do driver releases. They added some features and some new support and it will take another 1 or 2 driver releases (so just a few months) to get the kinks worked out.
                            This driver release has met my expectations, and I look forward to future releases.
                            Last edited by sishgupta; 10-23-2007, 05:39 PM.

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                            • I also experience the extremely annoying firefox issues. As soon as I start firefox all the effects become really sluggish and scrolling in the browser gives me a headache
                              But I also noticed that the ET:QW demo doesn't start anymore (worked with older drivers). Maybe these two problems are somehow connected. Here is the console output:

                              Code:
                              (...)
                              Opening IP socket: localhost:-1
                              Initializing SDL subsystem
                              Loading GL driver 'libGL.so.1' through SDL
                              Desktop resolution: 1680x1050
                              SDL_ListModes:
                              1680x1050 1280x1024 1152x864 1024x768 1024x480 848x480 800x600 720x576 720x480 640x480 640x400 
                              512x384 400x300 320x240 320x200 
                              SDL_ListModes are currently ignored for resolution filtering. Set r_useSDLModes to 1 if you want it
                              8/8/8/8 RGBA bits, 24 depth bits, 8 stencil bits
                              no multisampling
                              ------- Initializing renderSystem --------
                              ----- R_InitOpenGL -----
                              ...using GL_ARB_multitexture
                              ...using GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
                              X..GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two not found
                              ...using GL_ARB_texture_compression
                              ...using GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc
                              X..GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic not found
                              ...using GL_1.4_texture_lod_bias
                              X..GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette not found
                              ...using GL_EXT_texture3D
                              ...using GL_ARB_texture_rectangle
                              ...using GL_EXT_texture_rectangle
                              ...using GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
                              X..GL_EXT_stencil_two_side not found
                              X..GL_ATI_separate_stencil not found
                              X..GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object not found
                              ...using GL_ARB_vertex_program
                              ...using GL_ARB_fragment_program
                              X..GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test not found
                              ...using GL_ARB_point_sprite
                              ...using GL_ARB_occlusion_query
                              ...using GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
                              X..GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil not found
                              ...using GL_EXT_blend_minmax
                              ...using GL_ARB_multisample
                              X..GL_ARB_shader_objects not found
                              X..GL_ARB_vertex_shader not found
                              X..GL_ARB_fragment_shader not found
                              X..GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow not found
                              ...using GL_ARB_shadow
                              ...using GL_ARB_depth_texture
                              X..GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters not found
                              0x0
                              [0x082cc6d1]
                              [0x08192769]
                              [0x08101078]
                              [0x08101ad9]
                              [0x0819085c]
                              [0x08190e02]
                              [0x08190fde]
                              [0x083ee00e]
                              [0xb7adc050]
                              [0x0804c9d1]
                              ********************
                              ERROR: The current video card / driver combination does not support the necessary features: GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_fragment_shader
                              ********************
                              --------------- BSE Shutdown ----------------
                              ---------------------------------------------
                              Shutting down SDL subsystem
                              idRenderSystem::Shutdown()
                              Sys_Error: Error during initialization

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                              • I found that if you use vlc or mplayer, if you set your video output module to 'x11', instead of 'xv' (even if you do have textured video enabled), the flickering stops when playing video.

                                As for firefox, its pretty annoying. I may go back to vesa because of it. When you have 15+ tabs open, it just slows to a crawl for some reason with this driver. (archlinux 32bit, x1400 here)

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