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  • #16
    Anssi and I are co-ordinating the release of the new driver for Cooker and 2008 at the moment. It will hit Cooker first to make sure it works then be backported to 2008.
    That was from Adam Williamson.

    I also tried various methods to install 8.42 on 2008, but with no luck.
    I am waiting for the backports Adam mentioned, unless somebody figures out how to install the drivers manually sooner :P

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    • #17
      We got to wait as usual as Mandriva's Users

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Yayoooli View Post
        We got to wait as usual as Mandriva's Users
        Personally, I wouldn't mind that.

        When they're the ones packaging it, I get few problems if any, and also I know that if I upgrade my kernel, dkms will take care of the module building.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Zibi1981 View Post
          I have the same problem on my Mandriva 2008.0
          The packaging scripts for several distributions (including Mandriva 2008, 2007.1 seems OK) are broken. I installed via GUI installator (and select not to make distribution specific packages) - everithing was OK and driver works excellently for me .
          Could you post output of GUI installer? it is logging into /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log.

          Jirka

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          • #20
            Originally posted by DarkFoss View Post
            I've seen one of the dkms rpm's removed when uninstalling the Mandriva ATI drivers.

            Usually the dkms-2.0.17-13mdv2008.0 
            DarkFoss, did you manage to get compiz working?

            I extracted the files from the installer (./ati...run --extract (directory)), then I tinkered with some scripts and the ati.spec, and managed to build the packages.

            Once installed, it seems that the driver load OK, then I've tinkered with xorg to enable AIGLX and so, but I can't get neither Compiz nor xgl working.

            Instead, I have an error already reported here, but referred to SUSE. The solution suggested is not applicable to Mandriva, because SUSE uses different files.

            As a clue for other people, when rpmbuild is executed, show errors about duplicated files. This is due to (in %files in the spec file):
            -One line refers to a directory
            -Then other line refers to a file deeper in the same directory indicated in other previous line.
            Then rpmbuild says that a file is found more than once.

            Regards
            Osado

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Osado View Post
              DarkFoss, did you manage to get compiz working?

              I extracted the files from the installer (./ati...run --extract (directory)), then I tinkered with some scripts and the ati.spec, and managed to build the packages.

              Once installed, it seems that the driver load OK, then I've tinkered with xorg to enable AIGLX and so, but I can't get neither Compiz nor xgl working.

              Instead, I have an error already reported here, but referred to SUSE. The solution suggested is not applicable to Mandriva, because SUSE uses different files.

              As a clue for other people, when rpmbuild is executed, show errors about duplicated files. This is due to (in %files in the spec file):
              -One line refers to a directory
              -Then other line refers to a file deeper in the same directory indicated in other previous line.
              Then rpmbuild says that a file is found more than once.

              Regards
              Osado
              Grats on tinkering with the files to get the rpm's to build..Thats a bit beyond my scope

              Obiwan did the same and and posted about it in this thread
              Perhaps his solution will work for you..

              There are new packages of compiz-fusion in backports for 2008

              It seems not all the packages were updated to 0.6.2-2 if you do a search in the MCC for compiz you'll see some of the packages sporting 0.6.0-1..compiz-bcop and compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
              compiz-fusion main plugins was just updated to 0.6.2-2 this am for example.
              Also emerald is still at 0.5.2-2.


              I just booted into compiz everything runs smoother with ATI's new 8.43 drivers and compiz 0.6.2-2..I just played a quick round of Ut2k4 very smooth vid playback was ok with both mplayer and vlc..firefox scrolling is still slower but not as bad as it was with the older compiz..

              I'm just using the default compiz-decorator-kde - Version: 0.6.2-2mdv2008.0
              I don't have a lot off extra's enabled since I've never really played with compiz.
              the water effects do work I haven't tried fire yet.
              Last edited by DarkFoss; 10-28-2007, 12:17 PM.
              Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
              Ben Franklin 1755

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              • #22
                Does anyone knows if some packages are available in main_backports?
                thx

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                • #23
                  AW just said today that they put the rpm's in cooker non-free for further testing before adding them to backports.
                  Same thread I linked to in my previous post.
                  Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
                  Ben Franklin 1755

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                  • #24
                    I remember when Nvidia always ha the worse windows drivers and I went ATI. Now that I wish to switch to Linux I should go Nvidia??? Sheesh! I still like ATI though.

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