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  • This driver sucks. After about 10-15 minutes of using my PC, the screen freezes, and I have to reboot. It's really annoying to reboot every 15 minutes. Anyone knows a fix for this problem? Everything worked fine with the 8.1 driver.

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    • Originally posted by bewst View Post
      I have yet to stress-test it, but so far it looks like my FireGL 5200 laptop will suspend to disk and ram successfully using hibernate-script (and suspend2/tuxonice for the disk). The built-in ubuntu suspend-to-ram failed (but at least just returned me harmlessly to a login prompt).

      I am running compiz/Xgl on an ubuntu gutsy system. I tried AIGLX but various rendering problems made it totally unusable, e.g. no highlighting of the current menu item when operating menus with a mouse.

      If these results hold up, it is a massive improvement for me over the fglrx 8-1 driver, which crashed X so often that I didn't dare use it, and the 8.42 driver before that, which would only occasionally suspend properly, and usually caused me to need an fsck.
      Heh, I take it back. AIGLX works! I had "loose binding" selected in my compiz options, which made everything look corrupted. And as far as I can tell, suspend/hibernate are still working for me. So I am one happy clam. Just waiting for everything to break now...

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      • I would use 8.2 but aiglx + compiz fusion is still broken (super super slow), and i still get total lockups when playing a 3D game, so im back to the 8.40 driver :/ my card is a ati radeon xpress 1150.

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        • Originally posted by Michael View Post
          You mean you haven't noticed? The quality of the releases ARE improving. ...
          Michael,

          While I agree in part (I think the x200 blank screen to an actual display was a big deal ), the last few builds have never compiled on Fedora. How do I measure this improvement when I can't even compile it? This has been constant for the last few releases:
          Code:
          sh ati-driver-installer-8-02-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Fedora/F8
          Created directory fglrx-install.M25575
          Verifying archive integrity... All good.
          Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.455.2....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
          ==================================================
           ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 
          ==================================================
          Generating package: Fedora/F8
          mv: cannot stat `/tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.455.2-1-25666-root/BUILD/ATI-fglrx-8.455.2/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/*': No such file or directory
          mv: cannot stat `/tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.455.2-1-25666-root/BUILD/ATI-fglrx-8.455.2/usr/X11R6/lib/*.so.*': No such file or directory
          Package build failed!
          Package build utility output:
          Building target platforms: x86_64
          Building for target x86_64
          I am sure you will tell me that I should look at some other place to get the "real" download, but how is this compiling "out-of-the-box"?

          Thanks,
          Partha
          www.partha.com

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          • We are waiting for working TvTime. With ATI card I can not use my TV-Tuner. Its sad, but TvTime is only one *normal* programme for TV watching. And because of ATI we can't use it Only one TV-programme works now on my X1600XT - it's Zapping. But it has no overlay and deinterlacing support - very crappy picture, but there is no solution. Any other programme locks X or just can't show anything. Is there any harware problems with overlay? Or it is just because of ATI Driver Developers don't like to watch TV on the computer?

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            • Sid, it's not a "hardware problem with the overlay" but starting with R5xx most of the video processing hardware was removed from the overlay block and the work is now being done with shaders using TexturedVideo.

              My understanding is that TvTime only supports a limited set of output formats and those don't include any of the formats we support as inputs to the driver, so either TvTime will have to add more output formats or we will need to add shader code to support more input formats.

              We are continuing to wonk on video support in the driver so even if TvTime doesn't change I expect this will get addressed.

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              • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                My understanding is that TvTime only supports a limited set of output formats and those don't include any of the formats we support as inputs to the driver, so either TvTime will have to add more output formats or we will need to add shader code to support more input formats.
                You adding it is currently the only option because TVTime seems to not be actively developed anymore.

                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                We are continuing to wonk on video support in the driver so even if TvTime doesn't change I expect this will get addressed.
                Currently the closed driver supports YV12 and I420. The bad thing is that TVTime needs YUY2 and xdtv needs YUYV. So if you additionally implemented those two modes, most overlay users would probably be really happy (got the supported ones from my rv670 based card by running xvinfo while fglrx is loaded and textured video active).

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                • Is it just me, or does Firefox work with composite in this driver? (no more lagging when turning the cube)

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                  • Firefox (and thunderbird) scrolling is very fast now, same as when using metacity. Really this driverrelease must be the best one over for me. I got no issues

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                    • on x200m and CeleronM430 scrolling is still slow, but faster then before. On X1600XT and AMDx2 4200+ scrolling is good, but without compiz it is a bit faster. Also diagonal tearing is noticeable when you are scrolling very fast.

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                      • Originally posted by sid350 View Post
                        on x200m and CeleronM430 scrolling is still slow, but faster then before. On X1600XT and AMDx2 4200+ scrolling is good, but without compiz it is a bit faster. Also diagonal tearing is noticeable when you are scrolling very fast.
                        same here!

                        i hope _ATI_ solve this soon.

                        BTW; any news of somebody Taking advantage of the recently released specs???

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                        • Has anyone else experience the fglrx driver crashing with MythTV?

                          output from /var/log/messages:
                          Code:
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.420000] [fglrx] PCIe has already been initialized. Reinitializing ...
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.430000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 0 offset =  0X7ffb000 length = 0X5000
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.430000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 1 offset =  0X0 length = 0X1000000
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.430000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 2 offset =  0Xffff000 length = 0X1000
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.430000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 3 offset =  0Xffbf000 length = 0X40000
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.460000] [fglrx] interrupt source 20008000 successfully enabled
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.460000] [fglrx] enable ID = 0x00000008
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.460000] [fglrx] Receive enable interrupt message with irqEnableMask: 20008000
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.460000] [fglrx] interrupt source 10000000 successfully enabled
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.460000] [fglrx] enable ID = 0x00000009
                          Mar  2 20:57:35 localhost kernel: [  619.460000] [fglrx] Receive enable interrupt message with irqEnableMask: 10000000
                          Mar  2 20:57:54 localhost kernel: [  638.650000] UDF-fs: No VRS found
                          Mar  2 20:57:57 localhost kernel: [  641.060000] UDF-fs: No VRS found
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.450000] [fglrx] PCIe has already been initialized. Reinitializing ...
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.460000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 0 offset =  0X7ffb000 length = 0X5000
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.460000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 1 offset =  0X0 length = 0X1000000
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.460000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 2 offset =  0Xffff000 length = 0X1000
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.460000] [fglrx] Reserve Block - 3 offset =  0Xffbf000 length = 0X40000
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.500000] [fglrx] interrupt source 20008000 successfully enabled
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.500000] [fglrx] enable ID = 0x00000008
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.500000] [fglrx] Receive enable interrupt message with irqEnableMask: 20008000
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.500000] [fglrx] interrupt source 10000000 successfully enabled
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.500000] [fglrx] enable ID = 0x00000009
                          Mar  2 20:59:14 localhost kernel: [  718.500000] [fglrx] Receive enable interrupt message with irqEnableMask: 10000000
                          with Ubuntu 7.10 ATI X1950XT

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                          • I uninstalled 8.02 driver and went to use mesa....
                            Ati still suffers logout/switchuser/shutdown problem on kubuntu 7.10. All those work w/ mesa so i rather have usable system for 2 users than use ati (for now).
                            When someone confirms that logout/switchuser.. problem is fixed i'll go back to fglrx.

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                            • With 8.02 and Kubuntu 7.10 I still have to disable atieventsd as describe at the end of this page http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Troubleshooting
                              After that, logout, switch console, all work fine.

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                              • Well i changed allready to Radeonhd. Maybe i'll come back to fglrx later... or i'll wait til hardyheron gets out.
                                Anyway.. about atieventsd, i found this aka patch:
                                http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=992 Comment #21.
                                Last edited by mal13; 03-04-2008, 05:44 AM.

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