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  • The other day I considered mailing ATI my laptop so that they could at least test their driver on the X1400 mobility before releases. 7.11 is the last driver that works to a decent extent (minus suspending, of course). I guess I'm getting a bit desperate?

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    • Answering to mirv:
      Ignoring people is not the answer... They should dig into the problem, we are not testers nor developers, and not all the people knows how to do this tests... if people is complaining since 2005 because slow 2d rendering and decreasing performance SOMETHING must be happening, and i believe it's a duty of a serious company to give SOLUTIONS to people with problems... i have confirmed this bug with mi X200 IGP on an intel D101GGC MoBo, and with my MSI X1300 Radeon, on ubuntu Feisty AND OpenSuse 10.3 (both recently installed), with 8.01 driver...

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      • @Wired

        are you 100% sure you cleaned fglrx? Are you sure that no fglrx module is loaded but radeon+drm?

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        • Hello everybody...
          Well, don't know if things are going better or not.
          -8.42 and 8.43: my laptop suffered the GL memory leak
          -7.12: max resolution 1280x1024, instead of 1680x1050
          -8.01: no memory leak, resolution 1680x1050, but... 50 FPS with glxgears and the same with fgl_glxgears!

          As a F.C.Barcelona supporter, I felt capable to follow and test the progress of this driver, but this begins to make me so depressive...

          Did not test suspend/hibernate, dual display... I don't feel encouraged.

          Dell Inspiron 6400, ATI Mobility X1400, Mandriva Cooker (Xorg 1.4)
          Last edited by Osado; 01-23-2008, 05:29 PM.

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          • Originally posted by Osado View Post
            -8.01: no memory leak, resolution 1680x1050, but... 50 FPS with glxgears and the same with fgl_glxgears!

            Dell 6400, ATI Mobility X1400, Mandriva Cooker (Xorg 1.4)
            50 FPS sounds like disabled hardware 3D support.
            What error messages are you getting?

            Cheers,
            knutbert

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            • Originally posted by knutbert View Post
              50 FPS sounds like disabled hardware 3D support.
              What error messages are you getting?

              Cheers,
              knutbert
              -glxinfo: direct rendering: Yes

              -fglrxinfo
              display: :0.0 screen: 0
              OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
              OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
              OpenGL version string: 2.1.7276 Release

              -grep "(EE" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
              none (only the line that explains that (EE) is an error, (WW) is a warning...)

              -grep "(WW" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
              (WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
              (WW) fglrx(0): Only one display is connnected,so single mode is enabled
              (WW) fglrx(0): could not detect X server version (query_status=-3)
              (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
              ...
              (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x72

              Any other log to see (or test to execute)?
              Osado

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              • Originally posted by Osado View Post
                -glxinfo: direct rendering: Yes

                -fglrxinfo
                display: :0.0 screen: 0
                OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
                OpenGL version string: 2.1.7276 Release

                -grep "(EE" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
                none (only the line that explains that (EE) is an error, (WW) is a warning...)

                -grep "(WW" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
                (WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
                (WW) fglrx(0): Only one display is connnected,so single mode is enabled
                (WW) fglrx(0): could not detect X server version (query_status=-3)
                (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
                ...
                (WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x72

                Any other log to see (or test to execute)?
                Osado
                Check whether you have set "Vertical Refresh" in amdcccle to some value on the right side, like "Quality". This is actually a good thing to reduce tearing during video playback, but it also reduces the fps to the refresh rate of your monitor (usually 60).

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                • Wow!

                  You were right. I don't remember if I did some change before, but the Vertical Refresh was enabled (closer to Quality, instead of Performance). Disabling it, glxgears now states around 2420 FPS.

                  Thank you very, very much, Christian_L! Things go better now.

                  Osado
                  Last edited by Osado; 01-24-2008, 08:55 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by Osado View Post
                    Wow!

                    You were right. I don't remember if I did some change before, but the Vertical Refresh was enabled (closer to Quality, instead of Performance). Disabling it, glxgears now states around 2420 FPS.

                    Thank you very, very much, Christian_L! Things go better now.

                    Osado
                    Glad I could help.

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                    • This is reference to my problem...aka logout is f****d.
                      see starting day of this bug and still it exist.
                      http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=239
                      Come on ati.

                      ps. that workaround doesn't help. blac/nk screen after logout/switchuser/shutdown.

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                      • Memory leaks in fglrx 8.1

                        Dear boarders,
                        I'm experiencing memory leaks even with latest driver from ATI. My workstation keeps increasing memory consumption to the point that it becomes unstable at end of the day becouse it is out of memory.

                        The problem develops much faster when usin WINE: almost 1 MB per minute!

                        Otherwise the driver is fine, Dual display 1650X1050 & 1440x900 works, 3D, video, Compiz (I do not use it).

                        Somebody else has this problem?

                        My config is: Ubuntu 7.10 amd64, kernel 2.6.22-14 generic, Athlon 4800 64X2 , 2GB ram, chipset nForce570, Ati HD2400pro

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                        • Don't know, whether I should post this issue to the other thread, since it touches not only 8.45 version of the driver, but anyway.

                          The problem is, after ATI added AIGLX support, my pc keeps hanging while executing any 3d application. Under "any" I mean any application which uses opengl instructions, whether it is a simple glxgears or a game full of shaders. I tried to disable AIGLX but this didn't help. Also I tried to disable VideoOverlay but this didn't help either.

                          I noticed, that when the kernel hangs, I stops responding on any event except Alt+SysRq+B. And sometimes, after pressing that, the pc wakes up for a millisecond before immidiate reboot. Music starts playing, the pointer moves and so on. So, I think that only GPU hangs, not CPU. I heard there is a feature called VPURecovery on windows, which might be helpfull in this situation. Has ATI any plans on providing this feature to us?

                          My pc : Ubuntu 7.10, Radeon 9600XT, Athlon 1800xp, VIA KT400 motherboard.

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                          • just pulled it in through livna updates, and STILL can't use 1400x1050.
                            what a bloody disaster this driver is, reverting back to vesa....
                            I'm getting soooo tired of this

                            I see in the logs that it does detect the 1400x1050 panel but somehow doesn't set the resolution. This smells just like the same bug that radeonhd had a while ago. They solved it in mere days, so AMD, please send an e-mail to these developers and ask them how to solve it, they know how!

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                            • Originally posted by mal13 View Post
                              This is reference to my problem...aka logout is f****d.
                              see starting day of this bug and still it exist.
                              http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=239
                              Come on ati.

                              ps. that workaround doesn't help. blac/nk screen after logout/switchuser/shutdown.
                              If you use grub you could try editing the menu.lst.
                              Look for splash=silent and change it to splash=verbose

                              Downside is you don't have a fancy bootsplash but it no longer hangs when logging out of KDE/Gnome..been using this since Mandriva 2007.1 with fglrx 8.38..
                              Works fine in Mandriva 2008 with the last 5 versions of fglrx..
                              Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
                              Ben Franklin 1755

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                              • Originally posted by DarkFoss View Post
                                If you use grub you could try editing the menu.lst.
                                Look for splash=silent and change it to splash=verbose

                                Downside is you don't have a fancy bootsplash but it no longer hangs when logging out of KDE/Gnome..been using this since Mandriva 2007.1 with fglrx 8.38..
                                Works fine in Mandriva 2008 with the last 5 versions of fglrx..
                                Did try that... no use. Still left w/ nowhere going blac/nk screen.

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