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  • What to expect for 8.01 ?

    So, what should we expect for the next release?

    My guess is that at least the widescreen resolution problem should be fixed.

    Hopefully AIGLX will be usable (scrolling for example).

    What else?

  • #2
    Best expect nothing, then you will not be disappointed

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    • #3
      You're absolutelly right... But I've been expecting nothing for a few months (and didn't get disappointed, because nothing was delivered anyway).

      Time to push it a little .

      New year, maybe the devs are more motivated or something...

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      • #4
        The some for everyone doesn't seem to apply for all people it seems haha.

        I actually have no (showstopper) issues at present time, believe it or not. Improvements to the driver such that Compiz works a bit better I guess? That's about it really >_>

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        • #5
          more bugs? that's guaranteed to succeed :]

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          • #6
            well, i expect that the resolution problem would be fixed and that there would be some other old known issues added to the known issues list. the last thing that i expect is that agp would finally be found and recognized by the driver.

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            • #7
              I am expecting widescreen to come back. Why 7.12 was even released with such a glaring usability problem is atrocious. I don't think anyone would have missed that one monthly release if it meant there was less time spent on tying everything up into a release and more on fixing problems.

              And I'd hope at some level the developers spend time on important issues like proper video playback. I could give a damn about a wobbly window or a desktop cube when playing videos results in horrible playback ability(without AIGLX). My videos have horrible diagonal tearing. Using 7.11 now; which is nice because every openGL app leaks memory like crazy. Course 7.12 fixes it but the aforementioned resolution problem makes it not so worth it.

              Ugh I just can't wait until there is support for xvideo and 3d on the open source side of things. Then I can began the phase in my life where I can forget about the horrible experiences I have had with fglrx.

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              • #8
                Hope that he resolution issue will be fixed and that compiz will work again with xorg 7.3

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by koolmanoncampus View Post
                  Ugh I just can't wait until there is support for xvideo and 3d on the open source side of things. Then I can began the phase in my life where I can forget about the horrible experiences I have had with fglrx.
                  Yep, maybe then I can pull the nvidia card I purchased (7300LE) and run my onboard ATI again (I really don't want high performance, just things to work properly)

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                  • #10
                    next month i expect some russian hackers finally build an usable Xpress 200M driver for MacOSX (hackint0sh)...
                    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.p...&gopid=569404&

                    eerr... sorry from _ATI_ i dont expect nothing but bugs.

                    some enthusiast groups put a lot more effort on building better graphic solutions than _ATI_

                    shame on you ati

                    my laptop has an integrated _ATI_, i can do nothing but be at _ati's_ will

                    sorry my fracking english...

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                    • #11
                      I've switched to RadeonHD, but if the next fglrx version fixes the switching VT bug and video tearing I might go back...until RadeonHD is fully functional of course.
                      Last edited by maggot_brain; 01-08-2008, 08:13 AM. Reason: typo

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                      • #12
                        I've also switched to the radeonhd driver and it seems almost as good as the fglrx driver for video on my 690G and doesn't have the diagonal tear.

                        I used 8.43 for a while, but I can't cope without widescreen (my system is a PVR) and 7.11 didn't seem to have enough additional benefits for me to bother installing it. :-(

                        Here's hoping that xv works on amd64 systems!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by timmydog View Post
                          I've also switched to the radeonhd driver and it seems almost as good as the fglrx driver for video on my 690G and doesn't have the diagonal tear.

                          I used 8.43 for a while, but I can't cope without widescreen (my system is a PVR) and 7.11 didn't seem to have enough additional benefits for me to bother installing it. :-(

                          Here's hoping that xv works on amd64 systems!
                          well, there was a report of someone getting the 1650x1080 to work after forcing the prefered mode via a specified modeline in the modes section. try looking at the last pages of the 7.12 thread and you could try out the howto about extracting the modeline from your xorg.log and try use it as indicated there. maybe you'll be lucky and have it work.
                          xv seems to work but only for some boards but it's slow when it does.

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                          • #14
                            I'm sorry but exactly what do you all need XV for. I use opengl for video. Is XV better or something.

                            On topic: I'd like native 1680x1050 support and not have to use a modeline to get it. I'd also like to see AIGLX working properly and compiz running properly. (Perhaps these problems go hand in hand?) As its ATI though I can't expect too much from them. However I suppose if you go into it not expecting much of anything and you end up getting a lot its a nice surprise but again don't expect much.

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                            • #15
                              I would like to see X1100 graphics work in 2d without graphical artifacts ^^
                              But I'm almost sure that there will be no fix

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