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  • #61
    Just solved that. The correct line is:

    ./ati-packager-wrapper.sh Ubuntu/gutsy

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    • #62
      Ubuntu Hardy packages available for testing.

      I filed a bug against Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) asking for fglrx to be updated.

      Bug:
      http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/218345

      Packages for testing:
      https://edge.launchpad.net/~tjaalton/+archive

      Please test the packages Timo Aaltonen put together and report results on the thread for #218345.

      If there are any regressions please report them so we don't break hardy with this last minute change.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
        Just solved that. The correct line is:

        ./ati-packager-wrapper.sh Ubuntu/gutsy

        Thanks it worked.

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        • #64
          Please, someone.

          x1600 pro 512 MB AGP + Catalyst 8.4 + Ubuntu Gutsy AMD64

          For the second release I can not watch a single video on Gutsy.

          _____________

          ection "Monitor"
          Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
          Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
          Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
          Option "DPMS" "true"
          EndSection

          Section "Device"
          Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
          Driver "fglrx"
          Option "TexturedVideo" "on"
          Option "TexturedVideoSync" "on"
          Option "VideoOverlay" "off"
          Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
          _______________

          Totem keeps segfaulting.

          totem La.Grande.Illusion.\(1937\).FS.B\&amp\;W.CRiTERiON .DVDRip.DivX5-Wolfman.avi
          sh: jackd: not found
          No accelerated IMDCT transform found
          sh: jackd: not found
          The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.
          This probably reflects a bug in the program.
          The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'.
          (Details: serial 74 error_code 2 request_code 140 minor_code 19)
          (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
          that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
          To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
          option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
          backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
          ____________

          The same with VLC

          vlc La.Grande.Illusion.\(1937\).FS.B\&amp\;W.CRiTERiON .DVDRip.DivX5-Wolfman.avi
          VLC media player 0.8.6c Janus
          [00000351] a52 decoder: A/52 channels:1 samplerate:48000 bitrate:192000
          No accelerated IMDCT transform found
          The program '.' received an X Window System error.
          This probably reflects a bug in the program.
          The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'.
          (Details: serial 85 error_code 2 request_code 140 minor_code 19)
          (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
          that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
          To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
          option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
          backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

          ______


          Mplayer do not segfault, but opens an empty window (no sound, no video) and this output

          Starting playback...
          VDec: vo config request - 672 x 512 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
          VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
          Movie-Aspect is 1.31:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
          VO: [xv] 672x512 => 672x512 Planar YV12
          [mpeg4 @ 0xe5eba0]frame skip 8ct: 0.000 1/ 1 ??% ??% ??,?% 0 0
          X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
          X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
          X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
          X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
          X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
          X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

          _____


          Why is this happening?

          The forecast for me its troubling.

          I'll have to sticky with Gutsy and Catalyst 8.2 until this get fixed!

          Anyone can shed some light on this issue?

          Thanks for reading!

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          • #65
            I filed a bug against Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) asking for fglrx to be updated.
            Excellent, thank you!

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            • #66
              Originally posted by msebast View Post
              I filed a bug against Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) asking for fglrx to be updated.

              Bug:
              http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/218345

              Packages for testing:
              https://edge.launchpad.net/~tjaalton/+archive

              Please test the packages Timo Aaltonen put together and report results on the thread for #218345.

              If there are any regressions please report them so we don't break hardy with this last minute change.
              I think this
              https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...24/+bug/206337

              bug is the one I'am experiencing (i'am currently not at home). To be clear: This driver is for me the most bad one ever!! So, better revert to one from before the AIGLX period..

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              • #67
                This latest release (8.4) seems the best, for my system, since a long time.........
                The 2D slow performance of the 8.3 release, which was the thing most annoyed me, seems to be just fixed.....

                I use a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop with an ATI X1400, with an updated Kubuntu 7.10, and don't use compiz or other composite managers.

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                • #68
                  8.4, as 8.3 did, works well for me (Mobility HD2600 with 512MB), but....

                  ...since a release i don't remember, it detects just 128MB of dedicated ram! and the Xorg.0.log says:

                  (**) fglrx(0): VideoRAM: 262144 kByte, Type: DDR2

                  and then the Catalyst Control Center shows 128MB... what the heck!?

                  i can sure you that i have 512MB of dedicated ram!!

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by hobbes View Post
                    Please, someone.

                    x1600 pro 512 MB AGP + Catalyst 8.4 + Ubuntu Gutsy AMD64

                    For the second release I can not watch a single video on Gutsy.

                    _____________

                    ection "Monitor"
                    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
                    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
                    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
                    Option "DPMS" "true"
                    EndSection

                    Section "Device"
                    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
                    Driver "fglrx"
                    Option "TexturedVideo" "on"
                    Option "TexturedVideoSync" "on"
                    Option "VideoOverlay" "off"
                    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
                    _______________

                    Totem keeps segfaulting.

                    totem La.Grande.Illusion.\(1937\).FS.B\&amp\;W.CRiTERiON .DVDRip.DivX5-Wolfman.avi
                    sh: jackd: not found
                    No accelerated IMDCT transform found
                    sh: jackd: not found
                    The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.
                    This probably reflects a bug in the program.
                    The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'.
                    (Details: serial 74 error_code 2 request_code 140 minor_code 19)
                    (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
                    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
                    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
                    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
                    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
                    ____________

                    The same with VLC

                    vlc La.Grande.Illusion.\(1937\).FS.B\&amp\;W.CRiTERiON .DVDRip.DivX5-Wolfman.avi
                    VLC media player 0.8.6c Janus
                    [00000351] a52 decoder: A/52 channels:1 samplerate:48000 bitrate:192000
                    No accelerated IMDCT transform found
                    The program '.' received an X Window System error.
                    This probably reflects a bug in the program.
                    The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'.
                    (Details: serial 85 error_code 2 request_code 140 minor_code 19)
                    (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
                    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
                    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
                    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
                    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

                    ______


                    Mplayer do not segfault, but opens an empty window (no sound, no video) and this output

                    Starting playback...
                    VDec: vo config request - 672 x 512 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
                    VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
                    Movie-Aspect is 1.31:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
                    VO: [xv] 672x512 => 672x512 Planar YV12
                    [mpeg4 @ 0xe5eba0]frame skip 8ct: 0.000 1/ 1 ??% ??% ??,?% 0 0
                    X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
                    X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
                    X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
                    X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
                    X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
                    X11 error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)

                    _____


                    Why is this happening?

                    The forecast for me its troubling.

                    I'll have to sticky with Gutsy and Catalyst 8.2 until this get fixed!

                    Anyone can shed some light on this issue?

                    Thanks for reading!
                    Maybe if you try:
                    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"

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                    • #70
                      Any tries to run 8.04 with linux 2.6.25, yet?
                      I want to install Fedora 9 on my computer next week and would like to have 3d accel at that point

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by an0n1m0us View Post
                        Reading articles like this is bittersweet. I love that there is such coverage but I don't have any point of reference. Installing the AMD driver manually has been a shite in the past. However I've used the Ubuntu "Restricted Driver" quite well the last time I installed with 7.10

                        I'm struggling to make my point ...

                        Could you please make a note or two about how new AMD driver releases like this one relate to those in existing distribution use?

                        Does x distro update their repository driver packages with new releases that mirror those of AMD's public releases?

                        If so, how long does it normally take?

                        In Ubuntu specifically, how do I determine what the current "Restricted Driver" I am running actually is?

                        Are the version numbers similar between the Ubuntu package numbering and the AMD numbering?


                        Lastly, on a completely different note, can we all stop calling them ATi when clearly they are AMD?
                        Ubuntu 7.10 had (at best) the fglrx driver from September of last year in the repos, and they never updated it through the whole 7.10 cycle. That version of the driver was very problematic with certain functions compared to the current release, which has had monthly development improvements since... including a change in versioning style (7.12, 8.1, 8.2, etc) to match the Windows releases. Xv playback wasn't even supported for the newer cards in the repo driver.

                        Ubuntu 8.04 currently has fglrx 8.3 in the repos, though it doesn't include the full Catalyst packages. The repo driver works fine but if you want to stay current with the ATI driver releases (and use the full Catalyst control panel), you shouldn't count on the Ubuntu devs to package them for you. You'd be holding your breath until next October, because they don't like to update ("backport") drivers to add features... they usually only backport to fix serious bugs.

                        So... you have to compile your own. Using the ATI script is easy and pretty foolproof if you follow the directions at http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu

                        I hope this helps! Best of luck to you.
                        Last edited by Porter; 04-20-2008, 09:06 AM.

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                        • #72
                          I just installed Ubuntu 8.04. While suspend with compiz didn't work at all on Ubuntu 7.10, it seems to work just fine on Ubuntu 8.04. I'm a much happier camper now.

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                          • #73
                            I'm not happy with the actual version or the version before that. I have artifacts in every console. E.g. if i move the cursor in a text file, all chars around the cursor get corrupted and the only way to make them readable again is to scroll or reload the file! So I'm stuck at 8.02

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                            • #74
                              I am having some difficulty to get dri working with 8.04 final and 8.4 ati drivers.

                              i am stuck in indirect rendereing

                              made some changes to xorg but i still cant get it working for some reason,
                              a dodgy xorg.conf file stop direct rendering from working or is it how its built in the first place?

                              i followed the manual option from cchtml wiki

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                              • #75
                                still doesn't build properly on Fedora 8

                                Processing files: ATI-fglrx-devel-8.476-1.f8
                                Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
                                Requires: /usr/include/GL ATI-fglrx = 8.476-1.f8 libGL.so.1()(64bit)
                                Processing files: ATI-fglrx-IA32-libs-8.476-1.f8
                                error: File not found by glob: /tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.476-1-13997-root/tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.476-1.f8-root-root/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/*
                                Processing files: kernel-module-ATI-fglrx-2.6.24.3-12.fc8-8.476-1.f8
                                Requires(interp): /bin/sh /bin/sh
                                Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
                                Requires(post): /bin/sh
                                Requires(postun): /bin/sh
                                Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files /tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.476-1-13997-root/tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.476-1.f8-root-root


                                RPM build errors:
                                File not found by glob: /tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.476-1-13997-root/tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.476-1.f8-root-root/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/*
                                Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.U13916

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