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  • 6850 on Ubuntu Oneiric

    I'm considering upgrading to 6850. Anyone know if it works fine out of the box (open drivers) on Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10? I don't care about 3D, except to the degree that Compiz does.

    Or if you know 6870 works/doesn't, I'll take that too imply the same for 6850.

    Alternatively, I might be persuaded to rely on fglrx, if it's possible to get real video acceleration without jumping through hoops - i.e. just installing packages from default repos. I have no idea what the state of that is.

  • #2
    Should work fine.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by agd5f View Post
      Should work fine.
      and hdmi audio ?

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      • #4
        Not yet. (stupid 10 char...)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by agd5f View Post
          Not yet. (stupid 10 char...)
          "NOT yet" vs "Should work fine."

          maybe write it next time like this "should work fine.* *=NOT YET"

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          • #6
            Thanks for that. I really appreciate it. You've added a lot of useful information to this thread. It's genuinely helpful to someone looking for help.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by agd5f View Post
              Thanks for that. I really appreciate it. You've added a lot of useful information to this thread. It's genuinely helpful to someone looking for help.
              yes sorry. i count this as a ironic phrase.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                "NOT yet" vs "Should work fine."

                maybe write it next time like this "should work fine.* *=NOT YET"
                The original poster asked about enough support to run Compiz. Response was "should work fine". A separate, completely different question was asked about HDMI audio, response was "not yet".

                Wondering why the responses to two different questions need to be combined into a single answer in the first place.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  The original poster asked about enough support to run Compiz. Response was "should work fine". A separate, completely different question was asked about HDMI audio, response was "not yet".

                  Wondering why the responses to two different questions need to be combined into a single answer in the first place.
                  for me a pc without sound is a broken pc. and its not "fine"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                    for me a pc without sound is a broken pc. and its not "fine"
                    Sure, but lack of HDMI audio doesn't mean a PC without sound, it means a PC without the ability to route the sounds to an HDMI-attached TV or audio system.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                      Sure, but lack of HDMI audio doesn't mean a PC without sound, it means a PC without the ability to route the sounds to an HDMI-attached TV or audio system.
                      for a consumer this means 2 possible ways: he get a system without sound or he need to buy a analog sound system for maybe 50 .

                      and i know AMD is the first company in the world paying customers 50 for an obsolete analog sound system.

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                      • #12
                        Hold on, are you claiming that *most* consumer users rely on an HDMI-attached TV for their only sound source ?

                        I know that *some* rely on HDMI audio for their only sound source (it's pretty much the standard HTPC config) but AFAIK most consumer users still either use built-in speakers (laptops, all-in-ones) or cheap external speakers.

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                        • #13
                          Getting a bit side tracked I see...

                          I have no need for HDMI audio, so it should indeed work fine for my purposes. I use an analog sound system and/or a headset. That's certainly a requirement I would have mentioned, if I needed it.

                          Thanks for that info, agd5f.

                          Now anyone know about fglrx and video acceleration?
                          Last edited by Otus; 01-06-2012, 09:31 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Otus View Post
                            Now anyone know about fglrx and video acceleration?
                            The va-api/xvba wrapper from splitted desktop is a dead-end, although it was better than no acceleration and I'm glad the dev got a nice gig at Intel.
                            This article (and relevant discussion) should answer your question: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTAyODU[/code]

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                              Hold on, are you claiming that *most* consumer users rely on an HDMI-attached TV for their only sound source ?

                              I know that *some* rely on HDMI audio for their only sound source (it's pretty much the standard HTPC config) but AFAIK most consumer users still either use built-in speakers (laptops, all-in-ones) or cheap external speakers.
                              "most" i don't know market share numbers but my system right now do only have hdmi sound.

                              and: "(it's pretty much the standard HTPC config) " is not SOME standard means MOST.

                              you're contradicting yourself!

                              Standard=most

                              and: " but AFAIK most consumer users "use--> [WINDOWS]

                              sure there are many brain-death Windows users with a HDMI monitor with sound and a cheap analog soundsystem to.

                              there are many stupid people around the world sure!

                              and in the end AMD's argument is: you have to be stupid and spend 50 in an obsolete sound system or install a windows7 and pay 100 to Microsoft.

                              Dirty business! i think Microsoft pays AMD for this.

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