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    Default AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 7 Released For Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 7 Released For Linux

    Two weeks after the release of Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 for Linux users, AMD has released the seventh beta of the forthcoming Catalyst 13.2 Linux graphics driver...

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

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    I packaged that driver, but is is hard to see any diff:
    Code:
    $ LANG= diff -Nru  beta6 beta7|grep -v ^Binary                                                                                              
    diff -Nru beta6/common/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default beta7/common/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default                                                                
    --- beta6/common/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default       2013-02-16 18:13:26.000000000 +0100                                                                                  
    +++ beta7/common/etc/ati/amdpcsdb.default       2013-02-27 17:53:13.000000000 +0100
    @@ -38,7 +38,7 @@
     [AMDPCSROOT/SYSTEM/DDX/RECENTMODE]
     EnableRestore=V1
     [AMDPCSROOT/SYSTEM/LDC]
    -ReleaseVersion=S12.10.17-130215a-153357E-ATI
    +ReleaseVersion=S12.10.17-130226a-153832E-ATI
     [AMDPCSROOT/SYSTEM/2ID-1002-6842-0/MCIL]
     DALNonStandardModesBCD1=R0800048000000060102406000000006012800768000000601400105000000060
     PP_VariBrightFeatureEnable=V1
    @@ -798,6 +798,11 @@
     DALNonStandardModesBCD1=R12800800000000001360076800000060136010240000006013601024000000751360102400000085136607680000006013660768000000601400105000000059
     DALNonStandardModesBCD2=R14001050000000601440090000000060160009000000006016000900000000751600090000000085160009000000010016000900000001201600090000000160
     DALNonStandardModesBCD3=R20481536000000722048153600000080128007680000000012800960000000001600120000000070179213440000000018001440000000001856139200000000
    +GSLWorkaround=V0
    +[AMDPCSROOT/SYSTEM/2ID-1002-6771-0/MCIL]
    +DALNonStandardModesBCD1=R12800800000000001360076800000060136010240000006013601024000000751360102400000085136607680000006013660768000000601400105000000059
    +DALNonStandardModesBCD2=R14001050000000601440090000000060160009000000006016000900000000751600090000000085160009000000010016000900000001201600090000000160
    +DALNonStandardModesBCD3=R20481536000000722048153600000080128007680000000012800960000000001600120000000070179213440000000018001440000000001856139200000000
     GSLWorkaround=V0
     [AMDPCSROOT/SYSTEM/2ID-1002-6718-0/MCIL]
     DALNonStandardModesBCD1=R12800800000000001360076800000060136010240000006013601024000000751360102400000085136607680000006013660768000000601400105000000059
    You can only see that with amdcccle when you reset defaults (for ubuntu):
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install screen
    sudo screen sh -c '/etc/init.d/lightdm stop;sleep 5;rmmod fglrx;rm -f /etc/ati/amdpcsdb;/etc/init.d/lightdm start'
    For kdm users:
    Code:
    sudo screen sh -c '/etc/init.d/kdm stop;sleep 5;rmmod fglrx;rm -f /etc/ati/amdpcsdb;/etc/init.d/kdm start'

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    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.2 BETA 7 DRIVER

    • Resolves an intermittent hang seen in Crossfire configurations with the new Crysis 3 patch.



    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx

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    Anyone test if backlight adjustment in laptops is working? Would save me the disappointment :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Knuckles] View Post
    Anyone test if backlight adjustment in laptops is working? Would save me the disappointment :/
    Just tested and ... no. Still the same issue for me.

    I have to say that I don't see that many changes over the passing beta releases of this driver : still needs "version.h" file, that seems to have disappeared from recent Fedora kernels (had to copy it from include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h), stills needs VM_RESERVED symbol (that don't exists anymore since 3.7 kernels [or something like that] had to define it to 0 at the top of firegl_public.c) and still can't adjust backlight.

    FEAR the official 13.2 release, then ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Knuckles] View Post
    Anyone test if backlight adjustment in laptops is working? Would save me the disappointment :/
    Of course, it works [backlight control] - Please enter a grub entries. See how these drivers work under my kernel v23.0 [Brazos version - based on the Linux-3.8.0]:

    http://youtu.be/uNTgDgM7L34

    The issue of same driver version beta7 ... I have mixed feelings - on the one hand little faster, but sometimes they can be gently 'freeze' - practically did not exist in beta6.

    Greetings

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    Default backlight

    Of course, it works [backlight control] - Please enter a grub entries. See how these drivers work under my kernel v23.0 [Brazos version here - based on the Linux-3.8.0]:

    http://youtu.be/uNTgDgM7L34

    The issue of same driver version beta7 ... I have mixed feelings - on the one hand faster, but sometimes they can be gently 'freeze' - practically did not exist in beta6.

    Greetings

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.2 BETA 7 DRIVER

    • Resolves an intermittent hang seen in Crossfire configurations with the new Crysis 3 patch.



    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...etadriver.aspx
    If you look at that page it seems that every new Beta release has some improvements for Crysis 3. This looks like the devs are playing Crysis 3 the whole day and only fix/improve things if something is not working on that game.

    At this pace of development we can see support for the now over two months old 3.7 kernel when 3.10 is released and 3.7 already EOL.

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    New features etc. are not coming until a new branch, like 13.3 Beta or 13.4 Beta. You need to understand how the driver model works.

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    I hope this is a sign of AMD stepping up the Fglrx driver development. Betas before releases is a very good idea, but please provide changelogs!

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