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  • AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver

    Just seen 8.01 for linux is out.
    Download: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run
    Release Notes: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206..._81_linux.html

  • #2
    On workstation hardware 3D applications will be corrupted if the screen width is not an integer multiple of 64 pixels, for example with a 1680x1050 wide screen display. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31720
    Crap, this the reason why I couldn't get any 3d app.
    And it isn't even fixed. (was already the case for 7.12)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lucky_ View Post
      Crap, this the reason why I couldn't get any 3d app.
      And it isn't even fixed. (was already the case for 7.12)
      What is so hard/wrong with the firegl ? It seems that I didn't see a correct driver since several months now ? (read more than 6)

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      • #4
        # Corruption will no longer be noticed in the lower right corner of the display or on the mouse pointer after the system is running for a long period of time
        # Connecting a display device that supports 1680x1050 to a system running Linux will no longer result in a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 only being available
        # Custom mode lines in xorg.conf will no longer be ignored by the fglrx driver
        # Suspending to RAM or DISK on kernel version 2.6.23 or later no longer fails
        i was expecting a bit more :/

        looks like this release caught phoronix pants-down :]

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        • #5
          Once again I am let down... Maybe next month the window tearing and no XV support will get some attention. Good to see the 1680x1050 bug is resolved, that was rediculous.

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          • #6
            hmm

            this sucks... i have dual 1440x900 monitors, (which is, i think, a far more common setup than 1680x1050), and was broken with the last release despite no mention in the bug reports. 1440/32 = 22.5, so I guess I'm out of luck. If anyone wants to buy a Radeon 2600 XT HD from me, so that i can buy nvidia, PM me.

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            • #7
              Well, I'm going to try this release. I've been without far too long now. I hope I'll be able to play movies now :-)

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              • #8
                3D accel doesn't even work here

                (EE) fglrx(0): Failed to initialize CMMQS driver.
                Ubuntu hardy (xorg 7.3)
                Last edited by Bigon; 01-18-2008, 10:22 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gmplague View Post
                  this sucks... i have dual 1440x900 monitors, (which is, i think, a far more common setup than 1680x1050), and was broken with the last release despite no mention in the bug reports. 1440/32 = 22.5, so I guess I'm out of luck. If anyone wants to buy a Radeon 2600 XT HD from me, so that i can buy nvidia, PM me.
                  Give 8-01 a try.

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                  • #10
                    I was ok to wait until the firegl were supported (i.e 3 months after the release of the new fglrx).
                    But now that it clains to support them and the firegl do not have xv nor opengl support?
                    WTF, is it what we call useless ?
                    Correct me if I'am wrong but I should care of this driver right ?
                    I am so disappointed, for sure the next laptop won't have any ati in it.
                    For the next desktop I wouldn't mind to buy ATI (radeonhd) since it's easier to swap if it is not satisfying.
                    Well good luck every one with this driver, as I am once again out of range.
                    Last edited by lucky_; 01-18-2008, 10:17 AM.

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                    • #11
                      "Custom mode lines in xorg.conf will no longer be ignored by the fglrx driver"

                      Extra funny, because as soon as I use one or more I get:

                      Code:
                      (II) fglrx(0): Ranges: V min: 50  V max: 160 Hz, H min: 30  H max: 95 kHz,
                      (II) fglrx(0): End of Display1 EDID data --------------------
                      (WW) fglrx(0): Only one display is connnected,so single mode is enabled
                      (II) fglrx(0): Primary Controller - CRT on secondary DAC
                      (II) fglrx(0): Internal Desktop Setting: 0x00000001
                      (II) fglrx(0): POWERplay version 3.  1 power state available:
                      (II) fglrx(0):   1. 398/250MHz @ 0Hz [enable load balancing]
                      
                      Backtrace:
                      0: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x84) [0x80c43e4]
                      1: [0xb7f82420]
                      2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so [0xb7a275cb]
                      3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so(DALCWDDE+0x1a2) [0xb7a25d52]
                      4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so(swlDalHelperAddCustomizeMode+0x1ef) [0xb79807df]
                      5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so(atiddxPreInit+0xab9) [0xb79584e9]
                      6: /usr/bin/X(InitOutput+0x9e4) [0x80a0594]
                      7: /usr/bin/X(main+0x276) [0x806e4a6]
                      8: /lib/tls/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xc8) [0xb7d85ea8]
                      9: /usr/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0xa5) [0x806d9f1]
                      
                      Fatal server error:
                      Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
                      Xorg 7.1.1 from Debian Etch (or Kanotix)

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                      • #12
                        AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver

                        Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 8.01 Linux Driver

                        AMD has today released the 8.01 Linux Catalyst package, which contains the fglrx 8.45 driver. New in this release are updated packaging scripts and a few fixes, which many have been hopeful for in this release. Compared to our usual Linux driver articles, this one is a bit shorter due to the KDE 4.0 release event going on at the Googleplex, which we are in the process of covering.

                        http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11704

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                        • #13
                          Damage report:

                          - Starting X with the kernel module, results in X11 failing to start because of a segfault. So I have no 3D, but I can live with that, because I didn't use that anyway. Just to bad for AIGLX.

                          - Starting KDE4.0 fails, I'm stuck with a black screen. Killing the X-server is possible however.

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                          • #14
                            Anyone got a gentoo ebuild yet? As for maintence release this one is a lot better than 8.43 i think that was 7.11 idk it was the version right after 8.42 which had a few very useless fixes. Least this one has meaningful ones. lol

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                            • #15
                              I don't mind to wait for features or bug fixes, but I want to know what to expect.
                              I want to be able to decide now what to do.
                              ATI doesn't deserve a penny for leaving their users in such darkness.

                              Disgusting.

                              AMD have all my respect and I would like to thank M. Bridgman for his work.
                              But how can we come to this point ? Releasing for more than 6 months useless drivers for some type of card ?

                              Hmm, maybe I am bit too hard, there was christmas holydays, they surely didn't have time to work on anything.
                              Last edited by lucky_; 01-18-2008, 10:47 AM.

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