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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver For Linux Released

    The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver was released today and with it comes full support for OpenGL 4.3, support for the Linux 3.10 kernel, and various fixes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQyNjQ

  • #2
    Legacy driver...

    I wonder if AMD will be releasing any more updates for the Legacy driver [1].. It does seem like by 14.04 the Radeon driver might be good enough.. but until then I'm stuck on 12.04..

    (It also makes benchmarking between them harder!)

    [1] http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gQuigs View Post
      I wonder if AMD will be releasing any more updates for the Legacy driver [1].. It does seem like by 14.04 the Radeon driver might be good enough.. but until then I'm stuck on 12.04..

      (It also makes benchmarking between them harder!)

      [1] http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx
      no point the Opensource Drivers support HD2000 and up and are going to be really well Supported soon

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gQuigs View Post
        I wonder if AMD will be releasing any more updates for the Legacy driver [1].. It does seem like by 14.04 the Radeon driver might be good enough.. but until then I'm stuck on 12.04..

        (It also makes benchmarking between them harder!)

        [1] http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx
        I think you're safe to assume there won't be any new legacy drivers for R600 and R700 ASICs.

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        • #5
          ;(

          Well, unfortunately I can not use these drivers: P ... AMD something of 13.4 is a non-stop "mishaps":

          MSi X370 AMD APU E-350 + my kernel [Brazos version]:

          Code:
          ext73@ext73-kernel:~$ uname -a
          Linux ext73-kernel 3.10.4-ext73-f1-25.2-brazos-ags-cfs #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jul 29 10:56:16 CEST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
          Code:
          ext73@ext73-kernel:~$ amdcccle
          Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
          Setting of real/effective user Id to 0/0 failed
          libGL error: open uki failed (Operation not permitted)
          libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering
          Naruszenie ochrony pamięci
          Code:
          ext73@ext73-kernel:~$ fglrxinfo 
          Setting of real/effective user Id to 0/0 failed
          libGL error: open uki failed (Operation not permitted)
          libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering
          display: :0  screen: 0
          OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
          OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
          OpenGL version string: 2.1 (4.3.12438 Compatibility Profile Context 13.20.5)

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          • #6
            no point the Opensource Drivers support HD2000 and up and are going to be really well Supported soon
            What do you mean by that?

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            • #7
              Any ideas what this is?

              "Dynamic primary surface resizing"
              It's listed as one of the release highlights.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deri View Post
                What do you mean by that?
                a lot of Patch sets have when into the kernel Drivers Etc for AMD's Opensource Drivers look around Phoronix and you will see them

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gQuigs View Post
                  I wonder if AMD will be releasing any more updates for the Legacy driver [1].. It does seem like by 14.04 the Radeon driver might be good enough.. but until then I'm stuck on 12.04..

                  (It also makes benchmarking between them harder!)

                  [1] http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx
                  Without the Tomasz Makarewicz ppa, even Ubuntu 12.04 does not support Legacy drivers. I think opensource DPM should be enabled by default ASAP!

                  Notebook users with AMD legacy GPUs have problem right now with AMD's proprietary driver support actually abandoned (This model does not work for Linux at all).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by verde View Post
                    Without the Tomasz Makarewicz ppa, even Ubuntu 12.04 does not support Legacy drivers. I think opensource DPM should be enabled by default ASAP!

                    Notebook users with AMD legacy GPUs have problem right now with AMD's proprietary driver support actually abandoned (This model does not work for Linux at all).
                    Even with DPM enabled that problems are still not solved for the legacy GPU in my laptop.

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                    • #11
                      Hm, with this driver and bumblebee I get strange permission problems and segfaults:

                      Code:
                      [   593.180] ukiOpenDevice: Open failed
                      [   593.180] ukiDynamicMajor: found major device number 250
                      [   593.180] ukiOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID PCI:1:0:0
                      [   593.180] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
                      [   593.180] ukiOpenDevice: open result is 26, (OK)
                      [   593.180] ukiOpenByBusid: ukiOpenMinor returns 26
                      [   593.180] ukiOpenByBusid: ukiGetBusid reports PCI:1:0:0
                      [   593.496] (EE) 
                      [   593.496] (EE) Backtrace:
                      [   593.496] (EE) 0: Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x3d) [0x57f71d]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 1: Xorg (0x400000+0x183489) [0x583489]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 2: /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f0a895ee000+0xf0e0) [0x7f0a895fd0e0]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 3: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (0x7f0a88447000+0x3c8c4) [0x7f0a884838c4]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/updates/extensions/fglrx/libglx.so (0x7f0a8473c000+0x43ec2) [0x7f0a8477fec2]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/updates/extensions/fglrx/libglx.so (0x7f0a8473c000+0x1ea47) [0x7f0a8475aa47]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 6: Xorg (0x400000+0x3728e) [0x43728e]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 7: Xorg (0x400000+0x268b5) [0x4268b5]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 8: /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x7f0a88468a15]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 9: Xorg (0x400000+0x26bfd) [0x426bfd]
                      [   593.496] (EE) 
                      [   593.496] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x0
                      But when running optirun as root, it works.

                      But with the previous OpenGL 4.3 test driver everything works normally.

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                      • #12
                        Flash run very slow compared to windows version..., on my apu a8 5600k, when I watch a movie with opengl output, if I try to see the menu of vlc or the time bar..., the desktop effects go crazy( kwin).., I reported this bug on october of 2012...and continue open...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
                          Flash run very slow compared to windows version...
                          Flash is ony GPU accelerated through VDPAU under Linux AFAIK, and even then it's quirky.

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                          • #14
                            It tries to access /proc/ati/major, but only root is allowed to access that folder. Use chmod 555 as a temporary workaround.

                            Originally posted by ext73 View Post
                            Well, unfortunately I can not use these drivers: P ... AMD something of 13.4 is a non-stop "mishaps":

                            MSi X370 AMD APU E-350 + my kernel [Brazos version]:

                            Code:
                            ext73@ext73-kernel:~$ uname -a
                            Linux ext73-kernel 3.10.4-ext73-f1-25.2-brazos-ags-cfs #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jul 29 10:56:16 CEST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
                            Code:
                            ext73@ext73-kernel:~$ amdcccle
                            Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
                            Setting of real/effective user Id to 0/0 failed
                            libGL error: open uki failed (Operation not permitted)
                            libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering
                            Naruszenie ochrony pamięci
                            Code:
                            ext73@ext73-kernel:~$ fglrxinfo 
                            Setting of real/effective user Id to 0/0 failed
                            libGL error: open uki failed (Operation not permitted)
                            libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering
                            display: :0  screen: 0
                            OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                            OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
                            OpenGL version string: 2.1 (4.3.12438 Compatibility Profile Context 13.20.5)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                              Flash is ony GPU accelerated through VDPAU under Linux AFAIK, and even then it's quirky.
                              This is not the problem..., on my intel i5 with hd4000..., it run so smooth without gpu aceleration..., but with my apu amd...it's not smooth...

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