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Thread: AMD Catalyst 12.8 Driver For Linux: Not Exciting

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    Default AMD Catalyst 12.8 Driver For Linux: Not Exciting

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 12.8 Driver For Linux: Not Exciting

    A Catalyst 12.8 proprietary driver release is now available for Linux, but it doesn't pack much in the way of changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MTY

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    Since when is BINARY BLOB ***ever*** exciting??????
    What would be EXCITING is if they cancelled the blob altogether and set all the devs on to the radeon driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Since when is BINARY BLOB ***ever*** exciting??????
    What would be EXCITING is if they cancelled the blob altogether and set all the devs on to the radeon driver.
    The blob shares a lot of code with windows/mac drivers, so it's not like there's a big bunch of people working on the Linux blob.

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    My guess is that AMD devs are currently focusing on incorporating the changes that resulted out of the joint debugging and improving sessions at VALVE.
    This code probably gets refined, tested and possibly improved. Extensive changes also need lots of testing and likely some bug-fixing.

    I suppose they will release all that goodness in October or November when the Steam client gets unleashed.

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    All I want is working suspend and resume on AMD Fusion

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    Default It was little exciting for me

    My laptops battery has increased. It shows more than 4 hours in integrated card. Still the fgl_glxgears fps has not changed from 700-800 and I am still unable to run any wine game that involves directx. Native linux games like trine runs fine.

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    I tried it last night on a Trinity laptop ( A10 + discrete 7670M ) and there is no noticeable difference in power consumption. The laptop is still very warm in basic usage ( compared to windows ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancurio View Post
    The blob shares a lot of code with windows/mac drivers, so it's not like there's a big bunch of people working on the Linux blob.
    So?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ElderSnake View Post
    All I want is working suspend and resume on AMD Fusion
    Works 100% on my Llano....

    Oh wait, that's because I'm using the superior free radeon driver and not some crappy blob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpressrazor View Post
    My laptops battery has increased. It shows more than 4 hours in integrated card. Still the fgl_glxgears fps has not changed from 700-800 and I am still unable to run any wine game that involves directx. Native linux games like trine runs fine.
    glxgears is not a benchmark.
    wine is a hack, not *expected* to work... ever.

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