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  • Originally posted by kingttx View Post
    I tried the 8.42 driver on my Compaq V2000 under Ubuntu 7.10 and it didn't work. After figuring out the composite issue, I tried running a 3D game (BZ Flag) and all it did was cause the laptop to shutdown due to overheating the card or CPU. After trying it a couple of times with the same results, I decided to revert back to the fglrx in the repositories and not try any 3D on my laptop for now.

    I was excited when I read last month that Mobility would be supported. Oy!
    in my ubuntu 7.10 didn't work
    in my suse 10.3 it works fine (i do not use compiz)
    in my gentoo it works fine (included all issues we all know: slow aiglx scroll, high CPU hunger, etc).

    by the way any news about next release?

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    • More importantly what could we actually expect of the Novemeber release. We knew that 8.42 would feature AIGLX along with the new OpenGL code, what could we expect of the next one? Which problems will be addressed, and what will remain?

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      • Hanve you tried...

        Originally posted by kingttx View Post
        I tried the 8.42 driver on my Compaq V2000 under Ubuntu 7.10 and it didn't work. After figuring out the composite issue, I tried running a 3D game (BZ Flag) and all it did was cause the laptop to shutdown due to overheating the card or CPU. After trying it a couple of times with the same results, I decided to revert back to the fglrx in the repositories and not try any 3D on my laptop for now.

        I was excited when I read last month that Mobility would be supported. Oy!
        Have you tried any of the closed-source games (quake3/4, doom3)? These ran fine for me, bu I have had some issues trying to run OS 3d games (chromium locks up my xserver hard). What was the output of fglrxinfo under your configuration?

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        • Originally posted by Thetargos View Post
          More importantly what could we actually expect of the Novemeber release. We knew that 8.42 would feature AIGLX along with the new OpenGL code, what could we expect of the next one?
          Well, I'd hope that ATI would've managed to get rid of the horrible memory leak in the OpenGL code in 8.42, for a start...

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          • Gutsy amd64 Radeon HD 2600HT

            Ok, so I've had a few problems with this process, but have something that remotely works.

            I mostly followed method 2 of this guide:
            http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

            I was able to manually create the packages and install them using the Ubuntu/gutsy patch described near the bottom of the guide.

            I now have two problems:
            1) I need to manually insmod the module every time I reboot, then restart X (good ol' Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). Modifying /etc/rc.local as described in the guide did not work. Perhaps gdm is messing with this stuff?

            2) Unsure whether or not this is related, but amdcccle doesn't seem to do anything when I change settings (even as sudo, and it updates xorg.conf)... It will change the display settings for the current session, but when I logout and log back in (with gdm), this goes away. (e.g. I change settings to use my dual-headed displays as one big desktop, and when I log back in it shows up mirrored). This happens with or without the the ATI driver running, which leads me to believe it's probably an X issue.

            Any suggestions/questions/comments?

            This is functional but I am definitely waiting on AMD for the next update (hopefully) with gutsy support. Compviz works but not great.. choppy hi-res videos are unacceptable.

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            • Why, oh why...

              I finally got this card running stably without desktop artifacts, only to discover that, while 3D framerates are much improved, this driver leaks memory like a firehose (glx_gears using 500 MB after about 2 minutes). Why, oh why didn't I pay more for the (technically inferior, but apparently better supported) GeForce 7300?

              OpenSuse 10.2 on Dell e1505 / Ati MX1400
              Last edited by happycampers; 11-16-2007, 03:55 PM.

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              • Originally posted by gmplague View Post
                Ok, so I've had a few problems with this process, but have something that remotely works.

                I mostly followed method 2 of this guide:
                http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

                I was able to manually create the packages and install them using the Ubuntu/gutsy patch described near the bottom of the guide.

                I now have two problems:
                1) I need to manually insmod the module every time I reboot, then restart X (good ol' Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). Modifying /etc/rc.local as described in the guide did not work. Perhaps gdm is messing with this stuff?

                2) Unsure whether or not this is related, but amdcccle doesn't seem to do anything when I change settings (even as sudo, and it updates xorg.conf)... It will change the display settings for the current session, but when I logout and log back in (with gdm), this goes away. (e.g. I change settings to use my dual-headed displays as one big desktop, and when I log back in it shows up mirrored). This happens with or without the the ATI driver running, which leads me to believe it's probably an X issue.

                Any suggestions/questions/comments?

                This is functional but I am definitely waiting on AMD for the next update (hopefully) with gutsy support. Compviz works but not great.. choppy hi-res videos are unacceptable.
                So I figured out my own problem here.
                http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6017

                Following the steps prescribed by Ren Hoek seems to have worked, at least with problem 1. I'm working remotely, so we'll see about problem 2.

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                • Interesting.
                  The last xserver update in slackware seems to have partially fixed the "first gl program hangs" issue here. Two programs that still do that are glxinfo and amdcccle. Could be that there are more but the games I tried worked fine.

                  All the update included was that the xserver was rebuilt against a newer mesa and that xmdx was disabled. I guess the mesa update may have done it.
                  Last edited by chefkoch; 11-18-2007, 02:04 PM.

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                  • Has anyone else had the lastest Quake4 freeze their system with these drivers?

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                    • little success

                      Hej givemesugarr, hej all,

                      finally I had the chance to spend some time into the DualHead-project - had a lot of work during the last weeks....

                      Following the thoughts of givemesugarr from his entry (11-04-2007) I tried to find out wich modules require kernel agpgart. How can I find out which are the ones? So, I put agpgart and intel_agp in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and after that, I get

                      nl-ws-boris: lsmod | grep agp
                      agpgart 31912 1 fglrx

                      and in syslog this:

                      Nov 21 18:10:42 nl-ws-boris kernel: [fglrx] module loaded - fglrx 8.42.3 [Oct 19 2007] on minor 0
                      Nov 21 18:10:56 nl-ws-boris kernel: [fglrx] IRQ_MGR is disabled untill GART_CACHABLE memory will be implemented<6>[fglrx] Internal AGP is not supported in 2.6 kernel.

                      BUT the X-server is running!!

                      Yes, it is running but with a lot of trouble:
                      I have both monitors with one X each, but on the left one the moused pointer is not viewable. On the right one the mouse pointer is a pixel square. Also the grafics are VERY slow. At last, switching to tty1 by CTRL+ALT+F1 freezes the whole system (no longer pingable from other box) and the monitors are blinking with 1 Hz and zoomed frozen background pics from my desktop.

                      I could post more logs and confs but find that to be misplaced here because that could be a lot of data. Anybody suggesting a good place (upload server)?

                      Boris
                      Last edited by BruderB; 11-21-2007, 03:06 PM.

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                      • Originally posted by gmplague View Post
                        So I figured out my own problem here.
                        http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6017

                        Following the steps prescribed by Ren Hoek seems to have worked, at least with problem 1. I'm working remotely, so we'll see about problem 2.
                        Was able to get problem 2 working (dual head big desktop not persisting on next login) via the System -> Screen Resolution menu in Gutsy, just clicked the 'Make this default for every sessin' box, or whatever it's called, and everything worked.

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                        • Don't know if anyone actually cares but 8.42.3 (with FireGL hack) is running fine on my Thinkpad T60p (FireGL V5250).

                          Only thing that's annoying is the missing suspend/resume but I can live with that (for now).

                          Even ET:QW runs fine and stable.

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                          • This thread is now being closed. If you run into issues with fglrx 8.42/8.43, be sure to upgrade to the latest ATI/AMD Linux driver and create a new thread or use a newer "driver released" thread.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • Can we get an unsticky and a close on this?

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