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    Hi, does anyone have run Compiz/Beryl/Compiz-Fusion with 3d-Apps/Xv-Videos not flickering and a useable Firefox at the same time?

  • #2
    *tumbleweed*

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    • #3
      nice one! I'm eager to see some success stories as well so I can fix mine


      For the ones who have the Slow-scrolling and glitch in open animation, try remove fglrx from the white list and install Xgl to see if the slowdown and glitch still exists. My tests suggest that those glitches are not AIGLX related, but a problem since 8.41 driver.


      Come on those who defend AMD/ATI, tell us your driver worked flawlessly...
      Last edited by FunkyRider; 10-25-2007, 10:56 AM.

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      • #4
        With Compiz enabled, I get the slow scrolling issue in Firefox, and tearing in mplayer using Xv. All previous drivers ran smoothly, and without a hitch.

        With Compiz disabled, the above issues disappear.

        ATI X1800XL 256MB
        ATI X1400 128MB/128MB Hypermemory (Dell Inspiron 6400)

        Other than the above, no problems with my driver. Now, what works for me, doesn't seem to work for a lot of people here for various reasons. I've been on ATI cards since 1998ish and I'm a patient person.

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        ATI FGLRX 8.42.3 was tested on the following cards for me, in the following setups.

        (Desktop: Antec Sonata II)
        ASUS A8N-E S9393 PCI-E16x1
        AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ S939
        2x512 MB OCZ Premier in Dual Channel Config.
        ATI X1800XL PCI-E 256MB
        Creative X-Fi Xtrememusic (ugh, creative is worse than ati...they still don't have a driver for my card in 32bit).

        Samsung LCD @ 1600x1200

        (Dell Inspiron 6400)
        Intel Duo 1.6 GHz
        1 GB RAM
        ATI X1400 128MB/128MB Hypermemory
        Integrated Sound
        Ricoh Card Reader

        Laptop LCD @ 1280x800

        ------------

        Installation was done on two clean installs and one non-clean install. Installs are as follows and were all done in Ubuntu:

        Desktop: Gutsy 7.10 Commandline-install
        Inspiron: Feisty 7.04 Normal Install (the non-clean), Gusty 7.10 Commandline-install

        Feisty was already set up with 8.40.4 at the time of the installation of 8.42.3. (and prior to that, the ubuntu repo fglrx was installed). Finally all installs are 32-bit.

        Commandline installs are essentially the server versions (or minimalist version). From that point I built a system with just what I wanted. All setup was done in the command line only (as you don't have a pretty gui to work with: it's not installed)

        Which meant xfce, synaptic and a couple other applications including mplayer and pidgin. Probably going to add a bit more, but hey, when your minimal install is only about < 1 GB, I'm game.

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        Installation was carried out exactly as specified here using Method 2 to the letter.

        Feisty: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide
        Gutsy: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

        No errors were encountered in the steps listed in the above guide. No warnings, no error.
        The one (and only) issue during install was having Mesa instead of fglrx...that was fixed by doing:

        Code:
        sudo rmmod fglrx
        cd /lib/modules/*/misc
        sudo insmod fglrx.ko
        modprobe fglrx
        Other times, I just wiped all fglrx and related packages off the face of my computer, and then installed it clean. I should mention this should be done with xserver off.

        The first command did nothing as it wasn't there in the first place...maybe it'll be different for you. Perhaps this isn't a good way to do it. *shrug*. Ultimate way to screw things up: doing things you think is correct, and later on having it bite you in the back -_-...been there done that.

        Initial setup and then setting Xv mode.

        Code:
        sudo aticonfig --intial
        sudo aticonfig ---overlay-type=Xv
        On a not so fresh install you might want to try
        Code:
        sudo aticonfig --initial -force
        The /etc/X11/xorg.conf should also have your composite enabled in Section "Composite" as well as Section "DRI". Also you can try making sure that "dri" is in the modules section of your xorg.conf...I'm not sure if this has anything to do with your problems. It didn't seem to do much with regards to my drivers though...

        ...on a side note, also added was the double buffer module. Good to go with conky (no flicker, woo).

        Also for those using Ubuntu Gutsy, you can give the testing .deb package a spin.
        Found here: http://people.ubuntu.com/~bryce/Test...-8.42.3-Gutsy/

        For those wanting to know, 8.42.3 was not approved to be added to the repo.
        ------------

        That was about it in a nutshell. Verify the install using fglrxinfo and glxgears to ensure it was running, and watches some 720p anime (Hayate no Gotoku) in mplayer. All was right with the world.

        Glxgears also went a lot faster than 8.40.4 that's for sure. 300+ FPS increase at least on my x1400. I can't say much about my x1800 as I don't have any comparison figures. -_-

        On to Compiz...

        ------------

        Compiz for Feisty was installed using the official repositories. I ran into a white screen issue but that's because it was using Mesa drivers instead of the appropriate ati dri. That was fixed using the commands mentioned earlier (to get it to use the right driver...)

        After install, a bit of configuration, and launched it. Wobbly windows ftw. However, slow scrolling in Firefox (it wasn't TERRIBLY slow, but slower nonetheless), and the wonderful tear/flashing in mplayer. I watch anime a lot, so this wasn't exactly very welcome.

        Options at this point is to do X11 mode, or shut off Compiz for the time being until (hopefully) subsequent drivers fix the issue.

        ------------

        Probably after I get off work, I'll be trying some ET:QW on my x1800 desktop. Look forward to it xD
        Maybe I'll post my xorg.conf's for you to take a look at if you wish.

        ------------

        Suspend and Hibernate: Broke with 7.04+fglrx...maybe because of the SLUB allocator. None of the workarounds work with it on Feisty, and I have not tried it yet on Gutsy. I'll update later when I do give it a try.

        -----------

        Dual head setup? Haven't tested yet either. I don't normally run double screens, but if you want me to give a try I can give it a run.
        Last edited by Uchikoma; 10-25-2007, 03:03 PM.

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        • #5
          is they slow down still there if you use Xgl ?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Uchikoma View Post
            With Compiz enabled, I get the slow scrolling issue in Firefox, and tearing in mplayer using Xv. All previous drivers ran smoothly, and without a hitch.

            With Compiz disabled, the above issues disappear.

            ATI X1800XL 256MB
            ATI X1400 128MB/128MB Hypermemory (Dell Inspiron 6400)

            Other than the above, no problems with my driver. Now, what works for me, doesn't seem to work for a lot of people here for various reasons. I've been on ATI cards since 1998ish and I'm a patient person.
            I have made the same experiences.

            X1950 Pro 512MB PCI-E Express
            I have tried Beryl, Compiz and Compiz-Fusion, so the issues are caused by the fglrx driver.

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            • #7
              Read my first post for a rather lengthy description of my experiences with 8.42.3

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              • #8
                I finaly got it working here. Its unusable.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by c0un7d0wn View Post
                  I finaly got it working here. Its unusable.
                  Then we seem to be on opposite ends here -_-
                  One finds it usable, the other is unusable!
                  Lol...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Uchikoma View Post
                    Read my first post for a rather lengthy description of my experiences with 8.42.3
                    I have exactly the same issues.
                    I am going to disable Compiz and keep on waiting for a new release.

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                    • #11
                      Yep. I'm still going to use 8.42.3, just without the effects as the driver works smoothly without the effects enabled.

                      I've never really complained about ATI/AMD drivers before, and I have no reason to start now either. I'm seeing some progress being made, so I'm happy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Uchikoma View Post
                        Then we seem to be on opposite ends here -_-
                        One finds it usable, the other is unusable!
                        Lol...
                        Well.. better late than never.. these drivers need a good beating though..

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                        • #13
                          Any Ideas why my desktop looks like this after I ran compiz --replace ?



                          Adept appears in the upper left corner out of nowhere and the rest is quite visible.
                          Last edited by sundown; 10-26-2007, 05:58 AM.

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                          • #14
                            I got the log message.
                            Code:
                            cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep AIGLX
                            (==) AIGLX enabled
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x24
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x25
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x26
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x27
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x28
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x29
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2a
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2b
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2c
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2d
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2e
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2f
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x30
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x31
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x32
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x33
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x34
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x35
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x36
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x37
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x38
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x39
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x3a
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x3b
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x3c
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x3d
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x3e
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x3f
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x40
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x41
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x42
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x43
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x44
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x45
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x46
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x47
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x48
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x49
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4a
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4c
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4d
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4e
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4f
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x50
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x51
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x52
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x53
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x54
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x55
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x56
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x57
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x58
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x59
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5a
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5b
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5c
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5d
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5e
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x5f
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x60
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x61
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x62
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x63
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x64
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x65
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x66
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x67
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x68
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x69
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x6a
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x6b
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x6c
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x6d
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x6e
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x6f
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x70
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x71
                            (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x72
                            (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib64/dri/fglrx_dri.so
                            Code:
                            fglrxinfo 
                            display: :0.0  screen: 0
                            OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                            OpenGL renderer string: ATI RADEON 9600 Series
                            OpenGL version string: 2.0.6958 Release
                            AIGLX of my machine is correctly working or not?

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                            • #15
                              i have been successful so far. aiglx works!

                              i am under debian sid and just followed the howto at http://sonique54.free.fr/compiz-fusi...iz-fusion.html.

                              plus: i added the following lines to my xorg.conf:
                              Code:
                              Section "Extensions"
                                       Option      "Composite" "1"
                              EndSection
                              plus: i did a "vim $(which compiz-manager)" and added "fglrx" to the whitelist at about line 54 of that file...


                              a few more notes:
                              - i am running debian sid amd64
                              - i have a radeon HD 2600 pro
                              - i use xfce
                              - i am using a 2.6.22.9 vanilla kernel
                              - and: yes, my firefox is usable with aiglx enabled.. but: aiglx seems to be a little slow.
                              Last edited by stealth; 10-26-2007, 07:15 PM.

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