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  • Originally posted by ungoliant View Post
    I wish I could, but Quake Live doesn't crash, so I wouldn't even know where to start looking. It just shows borked graphics. I'm guessing that it's caused by the same OpenGL function because it usually only happens in the newer maps with more eye-candy like Savage 2 or HoN has, and it appeared also when I installed Catalyst 10.5.

    I hope this is fixed in 10.7, since I really hate having to dual-boot :P
    Your issue is almost assuredly separate, though:

    *Different operating system (Windows / Linux)
    *Different behavior (borked graphics / crash)
    *Different game (Quake Live / Savage 2)

    It's probably yet another regression in the massive changes made to the OpenGL code as of Catalyst 10.5. When they extended their OpenGL implementation to support GL 4.0 and GLSL 4.0, they inadvertently created a large number of regressions in their OpenGL implementation that still stand today. Just because you're having an issue with the same release of Catalyst is no reason to believe it's the same exact code causing the breakage. My hypothesis is that the evidence suggests there is a different breakage. And knowing ATI, it is extremely plausible that there are even more new OpenGL problems since 10.5 than either you or I am experiencing. It'll be 2011 before these hit a stable release, I'm afraid.

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    • When can we have GPU decoding on evergreen cards? for linux

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      • When it's done.

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        • Stinkin' edit window.

          We don't normally comment on schedules/plans for unreleased products or features. XvBA managed to get a lot of press coverage while development was still at the relatively early stages, but right now has only been released for use in the embedded market (which does not include an Evergreen part).

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          • So What's up with ATi Repositories?

            Just a quick clarification, question and comment, Bridgman.

            If I understand correctly, AMD (ATi) has no plans to make a repository for OpenSuSe 11.3, and possibly other distributions.

            Question: Is that right, and could ATi possibly go with installer scripts for individual distros?

            Comment: If my clarification is correct (as I hope it isn't) then ATi is not competitive with NVidia in the Linux graphics. As a pretty non-capable user who is unsure of himself in the terminal, especially once in level three, I feel I represent the midrange-lowrange user when I say that we could use an easier way, and the repository seemed pretty good to me.

            Final Question: Could you get your team to build repositories? Or maybe give some extra tools for distros to do so?

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            • Originally posted by lukem33p View Post
              Question: Is that right, and could ATi possibly go with installer scripts for individual distros?
              Code:
              $ ./ati-driver-installer-10-7-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg
              ...
              Package Maintainer(s): Bob Walmsley <bob@walmsley.com.au>
              Status: *UNVERIFIED*
              SuSE Packages:
              	SuSE/SLE10-IA32
              	SuSE/SUSE103-IA32
              	SuSE/SUSE110-IA32
              	SuSE/SLE10-AMD64
              	SuSE/SUSE103-AMD64
              	SuSE/SUSE110-AMD64
              	SuSE/SLE11-IA32
              	SuSE/SUSE111-IA32
              	SuSE/SUSE112-IA32
              	SuSE/SLE11-AMD64
              	SuSE/SUSE111-AMD64
              	SuSE/SUSE112-AMD64
              	SuSE/SUSE113-IA32
              	SuSE/SUSE113-AMD64
              Not sure if these can be used with openSuSe.

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              • Whoops I didn't mean to include the maintainer's email address. Thanks a lot for not letting me edit my own post phoronix...

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                • Might make sense to red-flag the post and ask to have the email addy removed...

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                  • Yeah I'll use that as a workaround. Would be nice if Michael finally fixes this bug that prevents you from editing your own posts though.

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                    • Removing the instant notification. Can this be done without having to post a message?

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                      • Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                        Yeah I'll use that as a workaround. Would be nice if Michael finally fixes this bug that prevents you from editing your own posts though.
                        It's not a bug, it's a feature

                        Seriously -- as I understand it the edit window was deliberately cut down to make it harder for spammers.

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                        • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                          It's not a bug, it's a feature

                          Seriously -- as I understand it the edit window was deliberately cut down to make it harder for spammers.
                          Then it would make sense to remove that limit once a member has reached a given post count. (Still off-topic but oh well)

                          As for monraaf's remark, yes they can be used with openSUSE. That's what the installer refers to with SuSE/SUSE, in contrast with SuSE/SLE which is for the commercial version. 10.7 adds support for openSUSE 11.3

                          @lukem33p
                          openSUSE's wiki page about the catalyst drivers. In all fairness, the page history shows it was updated on the 6th of august to reflect 11.3 changes. However it would still be interesting to know where you got your information.
                          Since you seem to favor ease of installation, was there any reason for you not to use the open source drivers?

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                          • No Open-Source Hardware Acceleration for Evergreen So I Switched

                            Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                            Then it would make sense to remove that limit once a member has reached a given post count. (Still off-topic but oh well)

                            As for monraaf's remark, yes they can be used with openSUSE. That's what the installer refers to with SuSE/SUSE, in contrast with SuSE/SLE which is for the commercial version. 10.7 adds support for openSUSE 11.3

                            @lukem33p
                            openSUSE's wiki page about the catalyst drivers. In all fairness, the page history shows it was updated on the 6th of august to reflect 11.3 changes. However it would still be interesting to know where you got your information.
                            Since you seem to favor ease of installation, was there any reason for you not to use the open source drivers?
                            Actually, I have an Evergreen-based Radeon HD 5770, so I have no 3D Acceleration or 2D acceleration and while my i5 750 is good enough for videos and the weakest games, that seemed like a waste of my $160. I switched to Ubuntu because of this (and no .deb for OpenSuSe, instead harder-to-find rpm). No big deal, and from what it sounds like OpenSuSe should make those repos visible to their users by default, as I saw no option.

                            Another thing: When I took the plunge and used the ATi proprietary (from the ATi site, newest version (10.7), I had a bad time as I am useless at the terminal, and unfortunately that's all the driver left me with. Runlevel 5 skipped some pieces including what was called xdm. Not good. I don't know if it was just me, and in said case I don't care, but I had a similar scenario with previous drivers, RV700, and OpenSuSe 11.2. Seems to be a recurring pattern. Did I miss a step? I'm curious.

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                            • EDIT!

                              Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                              Then it would make sense to remove that limit once a member has reached a given post count. (Still off-topic but oh well)

                              @lukem33p
                              openSUSE's wiki page about the catalyst drivers. In all fairness, the page history shows it was updated on the 6th of august to reflect 11.3 changes. However it would still be interesting to know where you got your information.
                              Since you seem to favor ease of installation, was there any reason for you not to use the open source drivers?
                              Missed your first point. But along with my last post, I had already ditched by about then as I really wanted an operating system with easy, nearly out-of-box acceleration, and Jockey is a good way to bring it right into my hands. It's cool that it's there now, but not worth the effort of switching. Assuming the switch from 10.04 to 12.04 is good (Next LTR) then I'll stick with that. I only recently got a 5770 and wanted to test it out, but had no usable driver. As it turns out, Ubuntu+Gnome now works, like it should have in 9.10 . Thanks for the help, though! I was just pointing out what I thought was a rare oversight and not a "we're working on it."

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                              • I like the title of this thread, so here's my quick and dirty question.

                                Is it possible to crossfire two Radeon HD 3650 adapters under openSUSE 11.3, particularly on a GA-MA790X-DS4?

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