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  • ATI Catalyst 8.10 Driver

    Grab here:

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/64bit/ati-driver-installer-8-10-x86.x86_64.run



    The release notes are still empty as of now:

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_810_linux.html



    Cheers,

    tramal

  • #2
    That driver is pure crap for serveral reasons

    + xorg 7.1 dri permissions are fixed (8-9 had wrong permissions)

    - wine apps crash (for example trackmania)
    - 2.6.27 kernel needs same patch as 8-9
    - no x740 dirs like the driver for ubuntu 8.10
    - as usual no pointsprites with gl2benchmark
    - beryl not working with etch

    so basically we are at the state of 8-8 again with a little bit different 2.6.27 patch.
    Last edited by Kano; 10-15-2008, 05:32 PM.

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    • #3
      - no support for xorg-server-1.5 yet.

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      • #4
        I'm starting to HATE Ubuntu for the same reasons I hate Windows.

        Seriously.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          That driver is pure crap for serveral reasons

          + xorg 7.1 dri permissions are fixed (8-9 had wrong permissions)

          - wine apps crash (for example trackmania)
          - 2.6.27 kernel needs same patch as 8-9
          - no x740 dirs like the driver for ubuntu 8.10
          - as usual no pointsprites with gl2benchmark
          - beryl not working with etch

          so basically we are at the state of 8-8 again with a little bit different 2.6.27 patch.
          I will be very disappointed if this is true.

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          • #6
            Tried the 8.10 driver on the ATI website.

            ATIConfig results in a Segmentation Fault when I run it. Have tried manually adding the driver to xorg.conf and doing the "aticonfig -tls=1" trick but when I reboot I end up going back to the command line as Xserver says it cannot find any screens. Using the open-source drivers again now until some more people have tried 8.10 incase I had installed it wrong.

            One thing I did notice is that an extra "modaliases" .deb package is generated when I build the packages.

            Running ubuntu hardy, kde 4.1 and Mobility Radeon M10 (9600)

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            • #7
              Oops there go my hopes for Xorg 7.4 support

              I will have to roll back to F8, or switch distributions entirely... not a good thing either way. F9 (Xorg 7.4) is unstable as the result of XServer 1.5 - radeon(hd) drivers interaction crashing X (when using EXA the crash is very well defined to pan images larger than the viewing area, without it, the crashes are more "random"), though I seem to be of the few (very few it would seem) experimenting this issue with both drivers (radon and radeonhd), so no fgrlx for me, means I most likely will roll back. :-/

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              • #8
                So is Ubuntu using a different binary driver or something? You'd think if it was a patch to the distributed-as-source bits, that Ubuntu could/would/should divulge what they did while playing with the prerelease driver.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by grantek View Post
                  So is Ubuntu using a different binary driver or something? You'd think if it was a patch to the distributed-as-source bits, that Ubuntu could/would/should divulge what they did while playing with the prerelease driver.
                  Ubuntu? Get serious! They do not contribute much back upstream (until fairly recently, that is)

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                  • #10
                    For Xserver 1.5 packages on other systems then Ubuntu you can try this hack:

                    Extract the ati-installer 8-10 and combine it with

                    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...43.orig.tar.gz

                    this way:

                    a) remove all old arch common x* dirs completely
                    b) create a new common dir, put etc lib opt usr from 8.543 in there the rest just copy to extracted 8-10 dir
                    c) rename x740 to x710 and x740_64a to x710_64a
                    d) now you can execute

                    ./ati-installer.sh 8.542 --install

                    or whatever option you usually use.

                    Have fun
                    Last edited by Kano; 10-16-2008, 11:46 AM.

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