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  • #46
    I guess you never tried it with "real" 3d apps, like test 3/4 of gl2benchmark which uses openscenegraph...

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Alexander Heß View Post
      You're f<beep>ing kidding, right?

      When is AMD/ATI finally going to release a driver that will officially support (mobility) FireGL cards?
      Ditto! What? I just said yesterday that I was sick and tired of not being able to use my laptop for real (T60p) because of this exact issue. Even when I have the POS 8.35 installed with other distro's it loses its mind and reports false temperature reading to ACPI and the machine shutsdown. Reporting anything realated to a FireGL V5250 to AMD/ATI results in "call the vendor (Lenovo), its not an AMD/ATI product"

      How many times are they going to say "next month"

      Why doesn't an ATI engineer dare to show there face here?

      Originally posted by Alexander Heß View Post
      When selecting Linux/FireGL on ati.amd.com/support/driver.html, the only version that is being offered is 8.35.5 which was released in March! That's like 8 months ago.

      I'm currently running a patched 8.42.3 which works with the V5250 in my T60p without any problems the Radeon users don't have also. So… Why disable if it actually works?
      Could you please post the pointer to how you got this working with F8? I can not for the life of me make it work.

      Thanks

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      • #48
        Originally posted by ctirpak View Post
        Reporting anything realated to a FireGL V5250 to AMD/ATI results in "call the vendor (Lenovo), its not an AMD/ATI product"
        Hm, I guess Lenovo is also fed up with AMD/ATI since they switched to Nvidia on the 61 models.

        Originally posted by ctirpak View Post
        How many times are they going to say "next month"
        Probably until "next month"

        Originally posted by ctirpak View Post
        Could you please post the pointer to how you got this working with F8? I can not for the life of me make it work.
        I used Kano's method which has been described by ambro814 in this thread. I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and it worked on the first try.

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        • #49
          I used Kano's method which has been described by ambro814 in this thread. I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and it worked on the first try.
          Thanks - I'll give that a try. Does it only work on 8.41 or can it also be used on 8.42?

          I'll give this a whirl on F8/64 tonight.

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          • #50
            This discussion is the kind of thing that makes me think carefully about buying ANY ati card in future. Indeed for my last PC card I was hovering between ATI and Nvidia. In HW specs ATI was better, but my confidence in drivers far lower...... I went for Nvidia.

            Ok so 8.42.3 in a T60p .. I tried that but didn't have good results, most serious problem was that after resuming from suspend the screen would be blank ,and sometimes would hit a kernel dump.

            Also I could not get compiz working properly with a 2nd DVI screen with hot plugging, the full resolution could not be selected.

            What I need is
            - RHEL5.1 support
            - stability (no kernel hangs)
            - suspend/resume
            - hot dock/undock with external display
            - basic GL support (google earth, Secondlife)
            - Ideally compiz

            Right now with 8.35.5 I can mostly get the first 4 of those. No driver since has come close...

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            • #51
              I would laugh...

              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              It looks like FireGL ASICs will now be disabled in 8.43...
              If only it were even slightly funny!

              I am so glad that I didn't wait, and hacked 8.42.3 to work instead.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by chrisr View Post
                If only it were even slightly funny!

                I am so glad that I didn't wait, and hacked 8.42.3 to work instead.
                chrisr - which version of the hacks did you use? Looks like your T60p may be closest to mine based on resolution and such that I've seen listed here.
                Also - what distro are you running on?
                Thanks

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                • #53
                  I used Kano's method which has been described by ambro814 in this thread. I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and it worked on the first try.[/QUOTE]

                  Thanks - I have F8 installed currently. I had no luck getting past the boot screen with 7.04 so didn't try 7.10.

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                  • #54
                    Currently Fedora 7

                    Originally posted by ctirpak View Post
                    Also - what distro are you running on?
                    I won't upgrade to Fedora 8 until 8.43 is released (assuming that I can hack that too).

                    I can't remember which version of the hack I am using; there is a patch for the driver, and I add a ChipID to xorg.conf.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by ctirpak View Post
                      How many times are they going to say "next month"

                      Why doesn't an ATI engineer dare to show there face here?
                      Because if a ATI engineer showed up in here, and started praising things about the next driver, and then a bunch of people have issues with it, that guy is in big trouble hahaha. Personally if I was a ATI engineer, and just took one quick read on this forum, I would probably just close the browser and forget about it. Its not that people are only having problems with the drivers, they seem to want to kill the people responsible haha.

                      Its like a mob with torches and pitch forks chanting give us working drivers or die.

                      If they don't have firegl support by 8.44 they are definiately in big trouble. Hell I'd say they already are but they did just hire some more people so we'll see what happens.
                      Last edited by Malikith; 11-15-2007, 08:41 PM.

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