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  • AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver

    For the past two months, the AMD release train has been running full speed ahead as they introduced their new driver code-base and last month had dropped in the AIGLX support. However, this month the AMD train has taken an intermediate stop as this closed-source driver embarks on its next journey. As always, we have all of the details for you on this month's ATI Catalyst 7.11 Linux display driver release.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11462

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    Aah new drivers finally, odd thing seems to me that release notes dont say anything about x-video problems (on AIGLX) as a known problem or fixed one. Guess i'll need to try those later on after i get some things done.

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    • #3
      https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...711_linux.html <-- official relase notes. I read new features\resolved issues and I dont know if I want to laugh or cry. nomore nomore nomore ati cards in my life!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dottout View Post
        https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...711_linux.html <-- official relase notes. I read new features\resolved issues and I dont know if I want to laugh or cry. nomore nomore nomore ati cards in my life!
        Yeah I don't like the looks of that. That reminds me of that other release earlier in the year that was the most useless release. I hope this one is not the case as well. But it sure looks like it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Malikith View Post
          Yeah I don't like the looks of that. That reminds me of that other release earlier in the year that was the most useless release. I hope this one is not the case as well. But it sure looks like it.
          do you have any spare hopes left? I dont, anymore :\

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          • #6
            Resolved Issues
            * An error message no longer appears during installation if dash is used as /bin/sh

            Known Issues
            * An error message appears during installation if dash is used as /bin/sh. A topic number is not available for this issue

            Wow, that's pretty reassuring.

            CP

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            • #7
              And the memleak is still not fixed on my x1900xt...
              700mb in 2min running glxgears...

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              • #8
                doesn't say anything about performance improvements either...

                Michael: any chance you can interview the devs again??
                Last edited by hmmm; 11-21-2007, 03:16 PM.

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                • #9
                  Ok, I guess we must wait for 2008 to see if something works as it should...

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                  • #10
                    ebuild for gentoo here http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p...9.html#4529789

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hmmm View Post
                      Michael: any chance you can interview the devs again??
                      If you guys come up with the questions, I will get the answers.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                      • #12
                        ok my observations:
                        - it builds without patching with the 2.6.24-rc3 kernel
                        - the control center works now
                        - some apps still hang (including the control center) when they are the first program that talks to the driver
                        - compiz still doesn't work with xserver 1.4 (but I don't need that)

                        Overall I'm happy with this release. It installed flawlessly even on the latest kernel, that hang thing doesn't bug me that much and I can live without compiz.

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                        • #13
                          Could some say something about the AIGLX performance?

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                          • #14
                            The person who renamed the driver from 8.433 to 7-11 AFTER packageing must be an idiot. Now I have to rename the version in my script from 7-11 to 8.433 after extracting. If someone wants to rename the driver fine, but then package it with the same name! Usually the script could use -v VER but in that case you need special handling, that makes the option useless - or you have to parse the real name which is used by the packages.

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                            • #15
                              Michael: should I start a new thread for it? btw the way how many devs are there meant to be working on the fglrxs now?

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