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  • #16
    That driver has similar problems like the ones before since about a year:

    a) no pointsprites in gl2benchmark test 3+4

    b) crashes with modelines with Xorg 7.1.1 (Debian 4.0 aka Etch)

    c) can not run Track Mania Nations Forever with wine (my Nvidia 8800 GTS 512 can run it fine) using wine 1.0 (2 dll changed + reghack needed)

    d) no 2.6.26 support, needed to add patches to my script

    Script with 2.6.26 support for 8-5 AND 8-6 with support for Kanotix and Ubuntu (without manual changes, works in Live mode too):

    http://kanotix.com/files/install-fglrx-debian.sh

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    • #17
      I'm stuck using an nvidia card at the moment and won't get my RMA back until next week. Can anyone test game performance and stability with these? Also, try making changes in CCC and then launch a game. I'm interested in knowing if they fixed a major regression with opengl that I was experiencing before.

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      • #18
        Hmm Xv is ok again (it hung the player for me with 8.5). Game performance seems pretty good, better than 8.5. Some 3D applications segfault on exit (mplayer, world of padman). They can be killed without creating further problems, but still quite annoying. This is with RS690 onboard graphics.

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        • #19
          Hi everybody
          With the catalyst 8.6 and my radeon HD3450, I don't have any artefacts in Game (Nexuiz) and any problems with TV display. To conclude, I don't have any problems with the amdcccle (5 seconds refreshing). I'm lucky

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          • #20
            Fedora 8 packaging problem is worse, not better.

            The new amdxmm.so module and the atiode, atiodcli programs aren't being packaged either!

            Once installed, the biggest problem I have found so far is that the X server is still crashing when xine reaches the end of a video file. This is related to Xv; there is still some illegal memory access in a memcpy() somewhere in the glesx.so module.

            Running the xscreensaver OpenGL hacks from the command line isn't releasing the command prompt when I quit the hack either. Most odd...

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            • #21
              I can't install the driver on Kubuntu hardy

              ==================================================
              ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
              ==================================================
              Generating package: Ubuntu/8.04
              Resolving build dependencies...
              Unable to resolve cannot read packages/Ubuntu/dists/8.04/control. Please manually install and try again.

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              • #22
                Wait, so this fixed the issue where when you have multiple users on (with multiple x servers) and you log one off, it doesn't lockup anymore?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Fenix-TX View Post
                  I can't install the driver on Kubuntu hardy
                  try Ubuntu/hardy rather than Ubuntu/8.04

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by mrplow View Post
                    try Ubuntu/hardy rather than Ubuntu/8.04
                    Thanks! Working!

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                    • #25
                      Using OpenGL screensavers locks me out of my session. Under GNOME, if I try to resume my session everything freezes; in KDE I can resume a session, but the login window does not render (I have to type "blind").
                      I'm also having problems with 3D apps. While they don't seg. fault, performance seems to degrade over time; if I restart everything goes back to normal, but the issues eventually show up again.
                      I can't run any PTS gaming tests anymore. The first run completes fine, but the whole thing gets stuck while initializing the second one; this does not happen with 8.5.
                      Overall I can't say I'm thrilled with this release. Screen tearing with Xv and movie playback is still there by the way, but only on my x800gto (the 200M works fine... weird). Oh, and scrolling in FF while using composition engines (Compiz for one) is smooth as butter now, even with Smooth Scrolling on.
                      Last edited by Melcar; 06-18-2008, 07:39 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Help!

                        Well I seem to be having some big problems here. I tried building with the --buildandinstallpkg, but that had errors. So I tried just the regular --buildpkg Ubuntu/hardy, then dpkg -i to the deb files. This seemed to work, so upon restart I go to run fglrxinfo and I get back

                        fglrxinfo: ../../src/xcb_io.c:350: _XReply: Assertion `!dpy->xcb->reply_data' failed.
                        Abort

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                        • #27
                          Hey, but clock gating was enabled for all chips!? even M76? by default? or there are options to set it?

                          and is it somehow related to POWERplay? because powerplay was not enabled for my M76, and i cannot find anywhere that clock gating was enabled....

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                          • #28
                            After about 15 min of using the new release the screen became all pilxelated and unreadable, I couldn't get a screenshot but I will revert back to 8.4 which I could at least see my screen with until the next one comes along and I can be disappointed again.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by twolf View Post
                              After about 15 min of using the new release the screen became all pilxelated and unreadable, I couldn't get a screenshot but I will revert back to 8.4 which I could at least see my screen with until the next one comes along and I can be disappointed again.

                              Was it sudden or did you do something, like run a game? For me if I run 3D games the driver eventually craps out; performance goes to the floor. If I change stuff in CCC most of my 3D games segfault. This behavior was not present in 8.5 (that revision was nearly perfect for my uses). 2D and video playback are nearly perfect now with no problems (except for screen tearing on my x800gto), but 3D took a nose dive for some reason. The fact that I can watch videos and game with Compiz on now almost, *almost*, makes this driver a dream come true for me. They fix something but other stuff breaks, which does happen a lot in software programing, so I'm not going to complain too much. Good driver overall, and if it weren't that I game a lot, I would give it a happy face.
                              Last edited by Melcar; 06-18-2008, 08:45 PM.

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                              • #30
                                I wasn't playing a game or anything intensive like that, just a web browser and a couple of xterms open.

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