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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 10.9 For Linux Released

    AMD has just released their monthly proprietary Linux driver update, which this month puts it at Catalyst 10.9. The only new "feature" of AMD Catalyst 10.9 for Linux is early support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (RHEL6), but there are some bug-fixes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODYwNQ

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 10.9 For Linux Released

    AMD has just released their monthly proprietary Linux driver update, which this month puts it at Catalyst 10.9. The only new "feature" of AMD Catalyst 10.9 for Linux is early support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (RHEL6), but there are some bug-fixes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODYwNQ
    You understand RHEL6 support could mean Fedora 12 and up support, don't you? ;-) RHEL6 is based off Fedora 11, 12 and 13 iirc.

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    • #3
      Woohoo, finally, no more black boxes in OpenSUSE 11.3! That means I can continue using fglrx now!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wzzrd View Post
        You understand RHEL6 support could mean Fedora 12 and up support, don't you? ;-) RHEL6 is based off Fedora 11, 12 and 13 iirc.
        Fedora 13 works since Catalyst 10.8 with the AMD proprietary driver. Here is a guide how to install it on F13.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fenrin View Post
          Fedora 13 works since Catalyst 10.8 with the AMD proprietary driver. Here is a guide how to install it on F13.
          omgwtfbbq!?

          I didn't know that worked again On x86_64 too?

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          • #6
            rhel6 uses xserver 1.7 and kernel 2.6.32.

            *** it already worked in rhel6 from months ago. Now all they did in that regard is slap on an extra sticker that says "rhel6".

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            • #7
              Doesn't install here

              I tried to install it here on gentoo and although it says it has succesfully installed the driver (kernel module) is not built at all. In the install log I get this:
              Code:
              [Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
              [Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
              [Error] Kernel Module : Kernel module build environment not found - please consult readme.
              Which is quite strange for Gentoo, where I have kernel compiled from source and it worked just fine with 10.8.

              I also tried the install from text mode, without X, and there it just errors out with some glibc error talking about some double-free error.

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              • #8
                OK, It installed here on another Gentoo desktop. Will have to figure out what is the difference that prevents it from installing it on the laptop.

                Well so far I can see that the new 2D accelleration architecture is still buggy as hell and there is still no easy option to disable it.

                The panel brigtness slider in KDE battery widget still gets broken with Catalyst drivers (works finr with open-source ones).

                BTW does anyone know when we will get OpenCL as part of Catalyst drivers? If I am correct windows drivers have it since 10.8, but here on Linux we are stuck with some beta 10.7 drivers. It would be nice to at least update the beta drivers to something like 10.9.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tsiolkovsky View Post
                  OK, It installed here on another Gentoo desktop. Will have to figure out what is the difference that prevents it from installing it on the laptop.
                  Did you have fglrx previously installed on the laptop? If so, what are the exact steps you used to install the new version?

                  (Give me a minute to read your response, I'm working right now)

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                  • #10
                    Did they fix the v-sync? Nop

                    Did they fix the lag when maximizing? Nop

                    Thanks, AMD.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by salva84 View Post
                      Did they fix the v-sync? Nop

                      Did they fix the lag when maximizing? Nop

                      Thanks, AMD.

                      I haven't had the minimize and maximize lag ever since they went to the new 2d engine, are you sure you have the newest driver properly installed?

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                      • #12
                        This seems to fix some big issues i was having with the bender ui in opensuse 11.3

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                        • #13
                          Does Heroes of Newerth works or do we have to keep using catalyst 10.4?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Joe Sixpack View Post
                            Did you have fglrx previously installed on the laptop? If so, what are the exact steps you used to install the new version?

                            (Give me a minute to read your response, I'm working right now)
                            I did the usual, went into /usr/share/ati and run the uninstall script and then run the installer. Well I found out what the problem was. It appears that the gentoo-sources for the same revision I had on laptop didn't set up the build/source symlinks on laptop but they did on desktop, where I upgraded the kernel later. So I just reemerged the kernel and now it is also working fine on laptop.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tsiolkovsky View Post
                              BTW does anyone know when we will get OpenCL as part of Catalyst drivers? If I am correct windows drivers have it since 10.8, but here on Linux we are stuck with some beta 10.7 drivers. It would be nice to at least update the beta drivers to something like 10.9.
                              What do you mean being part of the Catalyst drivers?
                              OpenCL has worked for ages with the official catalyst drivers. Or do you mean their whole stream sdk being part of the catalyst drivers?

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