09-12-2008, 04:39 AM
So, why is it that any app I open in WINE has been messed up, why is it that the last good driver release for BOTH my ATi cards was 8.3?
09-12-2008, 06:41 AM
09-12-2008, 11:03 AM
Just wondering, now that Xorg 7.4 is finally (about to get) out, will we now see support for that in Catalyst?
09-12-2008, 11:18 AM
09-12-2008, 05:13 PM
I noticed a very high CPU usage when using gl output in mplayer, and other opengl apps for that matter, which I think sometimes causes small pauses. Strange flickering when in fullscreen mode is also present when I try to bring up gmplayer menu.
I've tried with nopat option but the cpu usage is still very high, depending on the video size.
I'm beginning to remember problems I had with drivers when I had 9550.
EDIT: I've tried 8.7 and it also has high cpu usage, can somebody tell me if this is normal behaviour? When I had nvidia card I used x11 output (now it doesn't scale in fullscreen which renders it useless) so I have no comparision.
Last edited by Redook; 09-12-2008 at 05:41 PM.
09-12-2008, 05:41 PM
09-12-2008, 05:44 PM
09-12-2008, 09:51 PM
We have apparently been using PAT for a while, but when running 2.6.26 or later which has its own PAT implementation the two implementations seem to conflict. The "nopat" boot option will prevent the conflict for now.
09-13-2008, 03:35 AM
Well, most distros will use it in he comming fall...
Originally Posted by Vighy
09-13-2008, 05:29 AM
so with nopat I turn of the kernel pat - but the driver will just use its own?
Originally Posted by bridgman
[ 40.525485] [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully!
means that the driver really is using pat and not some kind of weird but harmless bug?