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  • so what about tearing?

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    • It's still there dude... Wait for 9.6 version for them to fix it...

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      • hah.. why not 10.7 ?..

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        • Guys, it has been said a few times by Bridgeman that the tearing a lot of us are still seeing isn't due to a bug in the drivers, rather that they haven't yet been able to finish the feature to correct this. He's said that they are trying to address this as they can, but come on guys, let's cut them a little slack. After all, 99% of income that their linux efforts generate come from enterprise/workstation clients, not the general consumer. It kinda sucks for us, I agree, but if they are going to serve our needs and not lose a ton of money from it, they need to prioritize them first.

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          • I think coders are professionals right? Do they test their own product before publishing? Don't they see tearing, slooooow scrolling, etc. I had nvidia mx400 card (with no problems at all) before I bought hd 2400 pro agp. It's good in XP, 3.0 shaders are cool and so on, but even in windblows there is some kind of tearing or.. some kind of thawing on screen.. Do they read this forum and do they know about this disasta?!
            Pleaze answer our clean question - when? When will cool driver appear?

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            • So, why is it that any app I open in WINE has been messed up, why is it that the last good driver release for BOTH my ATi cards was 8.3?

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              • Originally posted by Tarmael View Post
                So, why is it that any app I open in WINE has been messed up, why is it that the last good driver release for BOTH my ATi cards was 8.3?
                They're bringing new features to the driver now, once they've finished, they will fix the bugs...

                ... I hope!!

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                • Just wondering, now that Xorg 7.4 is finally (about to get) out, will we now see support for that in Catalyst?

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                  • Originally posted by NeoBrain View Post
                    Just wondering, now that Xorg 7.4 is finally (about to get) out, will we now see support for that in Catalyst?
                    no, until a major distro picks it up as it's Xorg version....

                    ...and fedora is not "major" enough (for them)!

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                    • I noticed a very high CPU usage when using gl output in mplayer, and other opengl apps for that matter, which I think sometimes causes small pauses. Strange flickering when in fullscreen mode is also present when I try to bring up gmplayer menu.

                      I've tried with nopat option but the cpu usage is still very high, depending on the video size.

                      I'm beginning to remember problems I had with drivers when I had 9550.

                      EDIT: I've tried 8.7 and it also has high cpu usage, can somebody tell me if this is normal behaviour? When I had nvidia card I used x11 output (now it doesn't scale in fullscreen which renders it useless) so I have no comparision.
                      Last edited by Redook; 09-12-2008, 04:41 PM.

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                      • btw, what is PAT ?

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                        • Originally posted by harvy View Post
                          btw, what is PAT ?
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_Attribute_Table

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                          • We have apparently been using PAT for a while, but when running 2.6.26 or later which has its own PAT implementation the two implementations seem to conflict. The "nopat" boot option will prevent the conflict for now.

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                            • Originally posted by Vighy View Post
                              no, until a major distro picks it up as it's Xorg version....

                              ...and fedora is not "major" enough (for them)!
                              Well, most distros will use it in he comming fall...

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                              • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                                We have apparently been using PAT for a while, but when running 2.6.26 or later which has its own PAT implementation the two implementations seem to conflict. The "nopat" boot option will prevent the conflict for now.
                                so with nopat I turn of the kernel pat - but the driver will just use its own?

                                So this:
                                [ 40.525485] [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully!

                                means that the driver really is using pat and not some kind of weird but harmless bug?

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