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  • AMD 8.42.3 Driver Released -- The Baby Is Born!

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

  • #2
    w00t!
    downloading now

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    • #3
      non akamai'd link:
      Direct link to ati

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phoronix
        Today it's now time where the fglrx driver reaches yet another milestone. Not only does today's release address many of the outstanding bugs for the earlier GPU generations while also introducing a few new features, but it also delivers AIGLX support! Yes, you read that right. You can finally run your ATI graphics card with the fglrx driver and run Compiz, Beryl, or Compiz Fusion without using XGL! This is coming 13 months after NVIDIA had introduced its AIGLX support, but now just days after the release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon it's here for ATI hardware. Granted, if you were using an older ATI GPU with the open-source Radeon driver, you could have been benefiting from AIGLX already.
        Review: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11287

        Digg: http://digg.com/linux_unix/AMD_8_42_...gs_Fixes_AIGLX

        (This codename came from all of the discussion in this Phoronix Forums thread: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5422)
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          are you sure that that is the right driver?! i cannot see it on ati's site or on the rss update feed...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by givemesugarr View Post
            are you sure that that is the right driver?! i cannot see it on ati's site or on the rss update feed...
            Just downloaded.. hacking up an ebuild right now..

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            • #7
              Finally it is out.
              *downloads*

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              • #8
                Downloading now!!!!!

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                • #9
                  The buildpkg feature does not work in gutsy.


                  cp: cannot stat `./usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri': No such file or directory
                  dh_install: command returned error code 256
                  make: *** [binary] Error 1

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by c0un7d0wn View Post
                    Just downloaded.. hacking up an ebuild right now..
                    do you mind sharing it once it's done?

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                    • #11
                      ah well.... any hacks to get firegl-support? I kinda knew it, but had to try anyhow. would really like to give my mobility v5200 a run for the money. Kano?

                      kinda weird that the devices that gave name to the driver are shunned.

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                      • #12
                        Mmm, she's working on my Gateway MT6451 w/ ATI IGP 485 (X200M / X1150).

                        I'm so happy...

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                        • #13
                          I wish I brought my lappy to work today. I am reservedly optimistic about this release. But finally getting away from the vesa driver I've been using for the past week will be great.

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                          • #14
                            Okay, first results:
                            Renaming the old ebuild (8.40.7) is enough (you have to rename the corresponding patches folder inside files/, too), the driver works with xorg 7.3 (xorg-server 1.4) and with kernel 2.6.23 (using the patches). I am running on x86, so amd64 users might have problems with the patch.

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                            • #15
                              Just downloaded.. hacking up an ebuild right now..
                              could you post it, please...
                              thanks

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