The ghetto fix posted here works for me with the
Originally Posted by wojak
etc. and all. The same thing happens in windows but the CCC has a slider to decrease overscan to 0 which fixes it there.
I would also like to know if the ati/linux tearing and checkerboarding is fixed. If it isn't I'll probably install the fanless nvidia card I've got lying around into my mythfe and use that until I get reports that fglrx or substitute works well for mythfe purposes.
Originally Posted by kiwi_kid_aka_bod
I'd rather not because
1) It will probably increase the powerdraw & heat inside the box by 50% (its a 780G box with a CPU, 4GB ram, WD GP drive and not much else).
2) The HDMI out is nice for the times I have to boot to windows (ie to play the blu-rays with some level of WAF)
The Mythdora 5.0 distribution with the livna april fglrx drivers (4.876 IIRC) work ... sort of, but the tearing is driving me nuts. The two most recent drivers checkeboard and are not useable at all.
if your still having issues with the checkerboard of doom another user pointed
Originally Posted by blabub
out that its kinda a regression bug and if you put "virtual X Y" with X being the next mutliple of 64 of your screen res in your screens section, wine will work and not totally fubar your screen. IE i use 3360x1050 my virtual is 3392x1050 soo it goes
Virtual 3392 1050
Last edited by kusuriya; 08-20-2008 at 03:38 PM.
What's with the naming of the drivers, they seem to be intentionally confusing. The press release says 8.5 or 8.8 but the driver calls itself 4.87 or 5.12.
Originally Posted by Fran
as I understand it, it is a throwback from the days when the linux drivers had different version numbering than the windows ones. Soo while the catalyst package its self did a version jump to match windows... the drivers themselves have not done that for whatever reason (theres probly a great internal reason but I am not an ATI dever soo i dont know.)
Originally Posted by liels
Well, I would think that the number of annoyed users on this forum would demonstrate the interest in some kind of fix.
Originally Posted by Michael
Also, last time I checked I wasn't a figment of someone's imagination (how exactly could someone check that...) so I at least think I'm a real customer...
Not having a go at you Michael, just taking cheap pot-shots
Right now I don't even know if they've added this to their internal bug tracker, never mind reproduction, analysis, or potential fixes, so we may as well treat it as 3 years to fix time, and even then we should thank ourselves lucky.
Whilst bridgeman's presence and communication is appreciated, this closed mentality when it comes to some very nasty issues is very disheartening. AMD (along with Intel) have really done a great deal to engage with and support the community. What seems to be missing is the desire to let the community help them. Yes the "community" includes annoying PITA's, but it's also a large and varied pool of diverse platforms performing a plethora of roles. Perhaps there is some inner circle of trusted beta testers that I'm not aware off, but if so, then it is not working well enough. Issues are getting through that should be seen and solved before ever getting past beta, let alone into release candidate or actually released to public.
Please, please... anybody can give a decent speculation on the XV libs ?
libAMDXvBA looks like supposed to control UVD block on R600s (including stuff like denoise, color vibrance, flesh tone, etc., h.264, VC1).
libXvBAW.so looks like modified version of libXvMCW.
Well, probably we'll see UVD support on Linux some day...
Originally Posted by taipan
I've not tested 8.8 yet, but with 8.7 KDE4 with enabled composite (opengl or xrender) is unusable. Maximizing window takes more than one second on radeon 4850 and core2quad@3,2GHz.
So why all people telling only about nvidia poor 2d performance? Nvidia is at least usable on geforce8 and above cards. ATI - not.