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  • How does one disable PAT? Because I'm getting that irritating jerkiness with compiz.

    Regards

    André

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    • kernel command line: nopat

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      • So I need to recompile the kernel? Or do you mean that I just at nopat in grub?

        Regards

        André

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        • just nopat in grub

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          • Hmm, since they've added Xfire support, has anybody tried the new drivers with a 3870X2 card, by any chance. I just got all excited and then i checked the "supported cards" sheet and it says that they're not currently supported... bahh..

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            • Originally posted by GoBBLeS View Post
              Hmm, since they've added Xfire support, has anybody tried the new drivers with a 3870X2 card, by any chance. I just got all excited and then i checked the "supported cards" sheet and it says that they're not currently supported... bahh..

              Only rv770 and r700 are supported at the moment.
              Last edited by Melcar; 08-22-2008, 10:09 PM.

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              • More trouble for me

                I just installed 8.8 and I've had more trouble with it than I did with 8.6/8.7. With compiz effects enabled, I still get flickering video with the xv setting, but unlike 8.6, Catalyst 8.8 corrupts the video after exiting full screen mode, and I have to play around until I find the close button for MPlayer so the video goes back to normal. Alt+F4 is a very handy key combo in this situation.

                I'm going to roll back to the previous drivers. I had high hopes that the new driver would at least fix the flickering issues in MPlayer, but it I can only hold my head down now since it just worsen things.

                I didn't run into any of this trouble with my Geforce 7900gs. It would play all my videos fine without any flickering with compiz enabled. That's all I care about, really. (Kinda wish that card didn't die on me)

                I game on Windows, so I don't really care if certain games have trouble in Linux. I know a lot of people do, indeed, game on Linux, but I'm sure everyone would very much welcome a driver that allowed you to at least play videos (in a window or fullscreen) without it screwing up.

                Sapphire Radeon HD4850

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                • I know I say this a lot, but man, I'm glad I have an R500. With last week's git snapshots of xf86-video-ati, it finally Just Works. Don't have to worry about what broke in THIS month's catalyst release.

                  I don't understand their three-month development cycle. I mean, it sounds great on paper. From the user's perspective, though, it seems like they code for a month, sit around and think about their upcoming month of coding, then shove the driver out the door. I mean, quality assurance? beta release? really? If they actually DID those, how could they miss the bugs we complain about daily on these forums?

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                  • OpenGL screensavers "hang" on exit (again)

                    This looks like a regression: Try running any of the OpenGL xscreensaver hacks found in the /usr/libexec/xscreensaver/ directory and then press ESC. With fglrx 8.8, I no longer get my command line back.

                    I know I had this problem several releases ago, but thought that it had been fixed.

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                    • KDE 4.1 doesn't even work for me with this driver version.

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