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  • Where is fglrx / catalyst 8.5?

    They seem to take longer and longer every month. Hopefully this will be a major quality improvement release like 8.3 and not a waste of a month like 8.4.

  • #2
    Catalyst 8.5 should be out soon... Remember, there is supposed to be a heat-wave coming this summer...
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      I think they're a week late.

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      • #4
        A week *so far* ...

        Every month I get all excited thinking, "maybe this will be the one where I never ever have to reboot to Windows ever again just to watch video!!" They were so close with 8.3 but the jerkiness and weird semi-tearing gave me headaches (especially on a projector). So close, but so far... And 8.4 was just a slap in the face.

        I'd also like it to run under 2.6.25 but I'll settle for 2.6.24 if it works.

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        • #5
          Here we go... https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

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          • #6
            Ha! Good thing I reminded them!

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            • #7
              It's not on their site yet. Where did you get the download from?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vitalyb View Post
                With that said,

                All of the Catalyst Linux driver releases this year have been... well, boring. There have been a few bug fixes in each release and new product support for the latest ATI/AMD GPUs, but no major features have been introduced in several months. However, during this time we've been telling you to get ready for an interesting summer and that "we have reason to believe AMD does have some Linux work under development that could make 2007 look boring compared to this year." It was in 2007 that AMD had introduced their brand-new driver with AIGLX support. Well, with the release today of Catalyst 8.5 the monthly Linux driver releases are becoming more interesting and we should have several exciting months ahead. What does today's Linux driver bring to the table? We'll give you the run-down in this article, but to get you started there is now Catalyst AI, Linux 2.6.25 support, and a much improved 2D performance!
                http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12359
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  We will see about this improved video playback now. This is becoming my favorite part, the developers insist they've improved video playback when I can hardly confirm that

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                  • #10
                    I barely can believe this, but it appears to support AGP HD2xxxs cards. sundown, sorry, just have got hard system crash with xvideo

                    Well, link above is NOT release driver yet, it's "testing".

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                    • #11
                      Right, ati forgot the signature Backup the file in /etc/ati - that check is absolutely useless because you can use any valid signature - that means the signature of any older driver will do.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        Right, ati forgot the signature Backup the file in /etc/ati - that check is absolutely useless because you can use any valid signature - that means the signature of any older driver will do.
                        Yeah. I just noticed that too. After I'd uninstalled. D'oh.

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                        • #13
                          Thats the most easy way to fix it (the awk line is just for info, use the other 2):
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                          awk '/^signature=/' ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run
                          
                          signature="e7d56ac97bfc562e683610e1a87e1b7e:dffb5efe4dd16616580522d9c9532b48d5e35af838d1177a211624d1984f2d48:83b30cab4e99304b5c5274d09e482a48d2ed5afc49ce32170b0f25d29a1c2f4683e00ffa4e9d30165b0e74d099492c1fd5e45bff49c8321f510e24879a1a2f46"
                          
                          sed -i 's/\(signature=\).*/\1"'$signature'"/' ati-driver-installer-8-5-x86.x86_64.run

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                          • #14
                            Cheers. I'll remember that just in case
                            Last edited by uncle_fungus; 05-21-2008, 02:40 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Well, in any case, I like Michael's positive sense in the article.

                              So far im pretty happy with my ShadowFB in radeonhd

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