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    Phoronix: Linux 3.0 Kernel Has Been Christened

    Officially marking the introduction of Linux 3.x, Linus Torvalds this evening announced the official release of Linux 3.0...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTY5Mw

  • #2
    And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?

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    • #3
      No, not yet. Just saw that 3.0 was released. Though Kernelside was often better than the interaction with xorg-server. 1.10 didn't seem supported by fglrx 11-6.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Khudsa View Post
        And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?
        Kernel changes can usually be worked around with a small patch.

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        • #5
          Catalyst will support the new kernel whenever the beta version of Ubuntu that runs the 3.0 kernel comes out.
          Unless something unexpected happens

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          • #6
            Recent Nvidia drivers have no problem with linux 3.0.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Khudsa View Post
              And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?
              Who buys AMD hardware to run blob drivers??!?!?

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              • #8
                FGLRX can run on 3.0 with 2.6.39 patchs...

                Except if something big changed since the RC4, the last time I tested those infamous drivers.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
                  Who buys AMD hardware to run blob drivers??!?!?
                  Umm. Well. Not intentionally but when fglrx gives you >10W better powersave than Kernel-drivers? (or the years b4 when the difference was >80W in idle.) When KMS gives you all sorts of random freezes on you slightly eldery RV670 chip (dunno why but it kept freezing, fglrx went with 1 freeze/crash in 3 or 4 months). Though I suspect the hardware to have become flakey over time (was a HD 3870 106W TDP but passive cooling, somehow I have the impression that some GPU or VRAM chip might be damaged, it also messed up during windows gaming).

                  But I ordered a HD 5670 anyway and I'll check KMS on that again as soon as it arrives. And probably then right with a 3.0 kernel.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Khudsa View Post
                    And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?
                    Code:
                    chris@chrisl ~ % uname -a
                    Linux chrisl 3.0.0-mainline #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 22 11:22:36 CEST 2011 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
                    chris@chrisl ~ % fglrxinfo
                    display: :0.0  screen: 0
                    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6500M/5600/5700 Series
                    OpenGL version string: 4.1.10834 Compatibility Profile Context
                    chris@chrisl ~ %
                    Here is how it is built on Archlinux:
                    http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41040

                    I use catalyst for the power saving too until https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31000 is fixed. And until OpenGL 2+ support is working.

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                    • #11
                      wireless wol, can't wait to test the power consumption =)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
                        And until OpenGL 2+ support is working.
                        Most of OpenGL 3 works, only GLSL support is slow to arrive.

                        Dynamic powersaving is better with Catalyst atm, though.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                          Most of OpenGL 3 works, only GLSL support is slow to arrive.

                          Dynamic powersaving is better with Catalyst atm, though.
                          OpenGL is also (vastly) better with Catalyst, not just power management.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                            OpenGL is also (vastly) better with Catalyst, not just power management.
                            Yes, it's faster and more featureful.

                            On the other hand, video, desktop effects and most 2d stuff are far better on the open stack, and it's more stable.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                              Most of OpenGL 3 works, only GLSL support is slow to arrive.
                              Last time I checked there were still major problems with many games and wine and the lightning in Amnesia was broken.
                              Maybe I will have to check again soon, but I doubt I can yet use it permanently on my laptop. It's "only" a HD 6550 (= HD 5650, thanks AMD for renaming cards into higher series) but it still little differences in the drivers are significant differences in battery consumption.

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