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  • AMD Catalyst 8.3 Linux Driver

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 8.03 Linux Driver

    Last month with the Catalyst 8.02 Linux driver we mentioned just how low on the end-user changes the fglrx driver has been in recent months, and today the Catalyst 8.03 Linux driver has been released with the release train slowly chugging along. The only new feature in this month's proprietary Linux driver is X-Video support for the Xpress 1200 hardware, but there are a few bug fixes that may satisfy some Linux users.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11954

  • #2
    [...] and fixed the first OpenGL application on X Server 1.4 from hanging.
    This was fixed in the Catalyst 8.2 release already.

    And guys, better not look at the Windows Catalyst 8.3 release notes, you would start crying otherwise...

    I can confirm that TexturedVideo works much better now...

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    • #3
      I'm still getting a file not found when trying to download the file. Mm...when I can actually download it, then we'll see...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Uchikoma View Post
        I'm still getting a file not found when trying to download the file. Mm...when I can actually download it, then we'll see...
        Same here. All i get is a 15kb file.

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        • #5
          Correct link

          Looks like whoever at ATI in charge of naming the installer is a bit schizophrenic when it comes to sticking a consistent naming scheme. After some fiddling around with the link I eventually worked out that they typo'ed 8.3 as 8-3 in the URL.

          https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run
          Last edited by Netsnipe; 03-05-2008, 04:59 PM.

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          • #6
            8.42.3: ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run
            ATI Catalyst 7.11: ati-driver-installer-7-11-x86.x86_64.run
            ATI Catalyst 7.12: ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run
            ATI Catalyst 8.1: ati-driver-installer-8-01-x86.x86_64.run
            ATI Catalyst 8.2: ati-driver-installer-8-02-x86.x86_64.run
            ATI Catalyst 8.3: ati-driver-installer-8.3-x86.x86_64.run

            It's no wonder their release maintainer got his/her URL wrong this time around.
            Last edited by Netsnipe; 03-05-2008, 05:03 PM.

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            • #7
              Code:
              % ./ati-driver-installer-8.3-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
              ...
              # Driver package
              ldconfig -n usr/X11R6/lib/
              make: ldconfig: Command not found
              make: *** [binary] Error 127
              Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.P12799
              For crying out loud, do they really need to run ldconfig in their package build scripts. Building anything as a root user is a recipe for disaster if someone makes a typo in a Makefile somewhere! Grrr...

              -- a former Debian GNU/Linux package maintainer
              Last edited by Netsnipe; 03-05-2008, 05:02 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Netsnipe View Post
                Looks like whoever at ATI in charge of naming the installer is a bit schizophrenic when it comes sticking a consistent naming scheme. After some fiddling around with the link I eventually worked out that they typo'ed 8.3 as 8-3 in the URL.

                https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run
                thank you,



                I am really excited for the Xv fixes. Donwloading...

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                • #9
                  Great DRI works again with my mobility 9700

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                  • #10
                    I cannot download the file guys... It sais it doesn't exist...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by djdoo View Post
                      I cannot download the file guys... It sais it doesn't exist...
                      Check the posts above.

                      I'm still getting segmentation faults in fgl_glxgears and corruption (whole screen flickers and framerate is ~30x too slow!) in glxgears with my 2900.
                      Last edited by phyrko; 03-05-2008, 06:23 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by djdoo View Post
                        I cannot download the file guys... It sais it doesn't exist...
                        look the posts above


                        I HAVE A PROBLEM: I am running gutsy amd64. When I try to install "xorg-driver-fglrx_8.471-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb" it gives an error. It says that this package tries to delete /usr/lib32/libGL.so.1 from ia32-libs (or something like that).

                        PLZ FIX IT. I really want to try this release. I wanna see the Xv fixes.

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                        • #13
                          Well, seems like the name for the driver can be "Duke Nukem For Never" - I hope it doen't remain that way forever.

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                          • #14
                            I gotta say, I'm really happy with this release. First of all, XVideo is finally there where it should have been a long time ago: no tearing, no blocky scaling, just plain working.

                            AIGLX/compiz before 8.2 was way to slow on my x1400 with a 1400x1050 display, and nonworking with my 1680x1050 display attached (via BigDesktop). 8.2 got rid of the slow Firefox scrolling, but slowed down to a crawl with the external display attached. With 8.3, compiz is perfectly usable even with the external display.

                            With the earlier releases, I never got BigDesktop really working, it always used the same resolution on both displays, either 1400x1050 or 1680x1050 (with the first, the bigger display was distorted, with the second, there was a nonvisible area right of the smaller display). With the new driver, I was able to setup the BigDesktop just right with a few clicks in the ATI Control Panel.

                            I was this close to giving up and buy a laptop with an nVidia card a few days ago, but with this driver, my old laptop got a breath of fresh air. Thanks, ATI and AMD.

                            I can't wait to see what the fglrx driver and the OSS drivers will bring to us in the next months

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                            • #15
                              Do the "image brightness and gamma correction issues" mean that changing the brightness in ID software engine games works now?

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