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  • Just wanna point out for people using these custom drivers and kernel 3.12 with hybrid graphics. Turns out it handles both graphic chips own it's own, but it does need a little help. My laptop says it's using discrete but it's really using the integrated graphics. To make sure an application like Steam uses the discrete, just put "DRI_PRIME=1 /usr/bin/Steam" and it'll use the more powerful GPU.

    I also enabled the Radeon power management and getting good temps. Just go into /etc/default/grub and edit the line to look like this.

    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet radeon.dpm=1"
    Then run "sudo update-grub" and you'll have lower temps for your GPU, which is important for laptops.

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    • Originally posted by williammanda View Post
      What does this actually mean to a layman? I have a i5 2405s and the main use is mythtv.
      this means that someone has to write the code for compliance with a better opengl profile.
      i think the chances are bad that this will be happening

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      • intel member kayden finally lighted up things about the issue with shader compilation errors un unigine heaven 4.0 demo:
        http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...659#post376659

        there is also a fix/workaround in the post that i tried and worked.

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        • Originally posted by pali View Post
          New PPA is here: https://launchpad.net/~pali/+archive/graphics-drivers

          It contains daily builds of libdrm, mesa and xorg radeon driver.

          Thank you so much!!! Working great so far! I'll make sure to post here if I see anything unusual.

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          • Hello. After yesterday's update from the oibaf ppa Wine stopped working. Whenever I started a wine application xorg crashed and I got logged out of the desktop session to the log in screen. OS is Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, DE is Unity and graphic card is Nvidia G105M. I think it may have to do with the removal of libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 in the update.

            Thanks

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            • Originally posted by kmod View Post
              Hello. After yesterday's update from the oibaf ppa Wine stopped working. Whenever I started a wine application xorg crashed and I got logged out of the desktop session to the log in screen. OS is Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, DE is Unity and graphic card is Nvidia G105M. I think it may have to do with the removal of libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 in the update.

              Thanks
              Yes, Steam is now broken

              Code:
              Steam needs to install these additional packages: 
                      libgl1-mesa-dri:i386
              [sudo] password for Q-Man: 
              .................................................................................................................................
              Reading package lists... Done
              Building dependency tree       
              Reading state information... Done
              Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
              requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
              distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
              or been moved out of Incoming.
              The following information may help to resolve the situation:
              
              The following packages have unmet dependencies:
               libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 : Depends: libllvm3.4:i386 but it is not going to be installed
              E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
              Press return to continue:

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              • It's because of the llvm 3.4 enabling. I'll have a look at it next week.

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                • I disabled LLVM 3.4 to fix the problem. When Debian llvm 3.4 will be fixed I'll build mesa again with it. See here the Debian build status:
                  Last edited by oibaf; 11-30-2013, 07:27 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by kmod View Post
                    Hello. After yesterday's update from the oibaf ppa Wine stopped working. Whenever I started a wine application xorg crashed and I got logged out of the desktop session to the log in screen. OS is Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, DE is Unity and graphic card is Nvidia G105M. I think it may have to do with the removal of libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 in the update.

                    Thanks
                    I have Mint 16 and experience issues with trying to play WoW through Wine. I have no problem with Steam Portal though.

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                    • Originally posted by bajo View Post
                      @pali: Thank you. I will try your ppa today and give you feedback about the progress.
                      @pali: It took a little longer for me to reinstall 12.04 and test your ppa.
                      It worked quite good, but ubuntu only has the old X-Server running (X.Org X Server 1.11.3 according to /var/log/Xorg.0.log).
                      Therefore my problems remain the same:

                      Code:
                      [     3.770] (EE) AIGLX error: i965 exports no extensions (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_dri.so: undefined symbol: __driDriverExtensions)
                      [     3.771] (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
                      Could you add the X-Server itself in your ppa?
                      This would help me, and most likely others with a Haswell processor, alot.

                      Thank you in advance.

                      bajo

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