ATI Catalyst 8.10 Driver
That driver is pure crap for serveral reasons
+ xorg 7.1 dri permissions are fixed (8-9 had wrong permissions)
- wine apps crash (for example trackmania)
- 2.6.27 kernel needs same patch as 8-9
- no x740 dirs like the driver for ubuntu 8.10
- as usual no pointsprites with gl2benchmark
- beryl not working with etch
so basically we are at the state of 8-8 again with a little bit different 2.6.27 patch.
Last edited by Kano; 10-15-2008 at 06:32 PM.
- no support for xorg-server-1.5 yet.
I'm starting to HATE Ubuntu for the same reasons I hate Windows.
Tried the 8.10 driver on the ATI website.
ATIConfig results in a Segmentation Fault when I run it. Have tried manually adding the driver to xorg.conf and doing the "aticonfig -tls=1" trick but when I reboot I end up going back to the command line as Xserver says it cannot find any screens. Using the open-source drivers again now until some more people have tried 8.10 incase I had installed it wrong.
One thing I did notice is that an extra "modaliases" .deb package is generated when I build the packages.
Running ubuntu hardy, kde 4.1 and Mobility Radeon M10 (9600)
Oops there go my hopes for Xorg 7.4 support
I will have to roll back to F8, or switch distributions entirely... not a good thing either way. F9 (Xorg 7.4) is unstable as the result of XServer 1.5 - radeon(hd) drivers interaction crashing X (when using EXA the crash is very well defined to pan images larger than the viewing area, without it, the crashes are more "random"), though I seem to be of the few (very few it would seem) experimenting this issue with both drivers (radon and radeonhd), so no fgrlx for me, means I most likely will roll back. :-/
So is Ubuntu using a different binary driver or something? You'd think if it was a patch to the distributed-as-source bits, that Ubuntu could/would/should divulge what they did while playing with the prerelease driver.
Ubuntu? Get serious! They do not contribute much back upstream (until fairly recently, that is)
Originally Posted by grantek
For Xserver 1.5 packages on other systems then Ubuntu you can try this hack:
Extract the ati-installer 8-10 and combine it with
a) remove all old arch common x* dirs completely
b) create a new common dir, put etc lib opt usr from 8.543 in there the rest just copy to extracted 8-10 dir
c) rename x740 to x710 and x740_64a to x710_64a
d) now you can execute
./ati-installer.sh 8.542 --install
or whatever option you usually use.
Last edited by Kano; 10-16-2008 at 12:46 PM.