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  • Originally posted by mathog View Post
    Dear ATI developers,

    Can we please have an example showing how to enable TV "component-out" mode on the X1250 under linux? Experimentally many of us have found that:
    I wonder if the commands are referring to later cards - like my HD3850 which have a 7 pin s-video like connector. s-video works directly and you get two dongles in the box, one for composite and one for RGB.

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    • PowerXpress support for Linux?

      Hi,

      What is the current support for PowerXpress in Linux?
      AFAICS, PowerXpress allows to switch off the discrete ATI graphics cards and revert back to the integrated card when on battery in laptops.

      Nvidia has a similar thing nowadays, at least in the new Sony Vaio Z-series. It works on Windows Vista but not in Linux.

      What is the state of this feature in Linux and what is its roadmap?

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      • I don't believe PX is supported in fglrx today. The hardware implementation of PX tends to be quite vendor-specific and so far there hasn't been any real interest in Linux support from the hardware vendors.

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        • Hi,bridgman I didn't find any information about support from fglrx drivers for the incoming xorg 1.6 (still not stable, but final release is expected for the end of January) so I guess it doesn't at the moment.
          Can you give an estimate about which of the next releases will start supporting it?

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          • Originally posted by sonnet View Post
            Hi,bridgman I didn't find any information about support from fglrx drivers for the incoming xorg 1.6 (still not stable, but final release is expected for the end of January) so I guess it doesn't at the moment.
            Can you give an estimate about which of the next releases will start supporting it?
            for the next ubuntu refresh. take it for granted.

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            • 3d

              Well, I thought I'd ask even if there's little hope of getting anything:

              Could we have 3d support for iZ3D gear like the windows people? Also (slightly OT) how big changes would it require in wine?

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              • 64 bit kernel 32 bit userland

                I run Debian with a 64 bit kernel and a 32 bit userland. The fglrx kernel module will compile and load, but X refuses to run. Seems the 32 bit driver depends on a 32 bit kernel. Will this be fixed?

                I know this setup can work as the nvidia proprietary driver does fine with this setup.

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                • why are you doing it?

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                  • why?

                    Originally posted by energyman View Post
                    why are you doing it?
                    Running a 64 bit kernel is currently the best way of utilizing more ram. I have 8g. But I don't need to run 64 bit userland. I have no single application which needs more than 2g of ram or other usage patterns that would make a 64 bit userland advantageous. Using the 32 bit userland I don't have to worry about chroot environments for my 32 bit only applications. Plus many applications run a touch faster as 32 bit.

                    The only downside I've come across so far is the fglrx driver.

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                    • Originally posted by eikenberry View Post
                      I run Debian with a 64 bit kernel and a 32 bit userland. The fglrx kernel module will compile and load, but X refuses to run. Seems the 32 bit driver depends on a 32 bit kernel. Will this be fixed?
                      I'm pretty sure, the 32bit userspace driver works with the 64bit kernel module. Will test it here on my 64bit gentoo.

                      PS: ETQW Demo works fine here. But I'm not sure how much 32bit of the driver is involved.
                      Last edited by PuckPoltergeist; 01-22-2009, 12:40 PM.

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                      • Which driver version? Not sure how Debian versions match up with Gentoo, but the version I tried was 8-10.

                        If I remember correctly I was finally able to get X running by disabling all 3d. If I enabled 3d it failed to load.

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                        • Originally posted by eikenberry View Post
                          Which driver version? Not sure how Debian versions match up with Gentoo, but the version I tried was 8-10.

                          If I remember correctly I was finally able to get X running by disabling all 3d. If I enabled 3d it failed to load.
                          Tested with 8.12 and the leaked 9er. I'll try a 32bit Environment with 64bit kernel, but this will take some time.

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                          • thanks!

                            I can go over the steps I took when getting it setup on my debian machine, though not sure how much help that would be at this point.

                            It was fairly standard module built using the debian module-assistant. The only difference was that I had to force install the fglrx source from the 64 bit debian dist as it contained the binary blob (libfglrx_ip.a.GCC4) needed with the 64 bit kernel and the 32 bit dist only contained the 32 bit blob. Note that the blob was the only difference between these 2 packages.

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                            • Oh. There is a debian bug related to this...

                              http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=444340

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                              • Is there any chance you can take the time to fix bugs that prevent me from actually using the card I bought specifically for Linux (HD4850) in 3d accelerated mode. As of todays release, once again despite a fresh install, I'm greeted by nothing more than a blank screen.

                                i.e.

                                ID Sev Pri OS Assignee Status Resolution Summary
                                766 blo P2 Gent bugs@cchtml.com NEW blank screen x800 PCI-e card
                                1049 blo P2 SuSE bugs@cchtml.com NEW Causes a blank black screen
                                923 maj P2 Gent bugs@cchtml.com NEW Xorg returns blank screen with ati-drivers-8.433
                                1113 maj P2 Debi bugs@cchtml.com NEW OpenGL windows remain blank: X1650
                                1322 nor P2 Fedo bugs@cchtml.com NEW Blank screen at X-restart after aticonfig --set-dispattri...
                                733 blo P1 Fedo bugs@cchtml.com NEW blank screen xserver fails to start
                                1116 blo P1 All bugs@cchtml.com NEW fglrx 8.476 driver causes random blank screens with reboo...

                                How many more versions of your monthly drivers are we going to have to sit through before critical issues, - which render your hardware useless, are actually dealt with.

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