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    Default AMD Releases Catalyst 13.4 For Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Releases Catalyst 13.4 For Linux

    With less than one week left to the month, AMD released today the Catalyst 13.4 graphics driver for Linux x86/x86_64 customers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1ODU

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    They also released 13.4 for Windows. Random note.

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    Why do they never say that muxed hybrid gpu are not supported ?
    You have to actually try to install it to get a Xorg broke and then you can y see the error : "it is muxed system we don't support it [and I always think they add "go fuck yourself" but this part is mostly my imagination].

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    Quote Originally Posted by aximab View Post
    Why do they never say that muxed hybrid gpu are not supported ?
    You have to actually try to install it to get a Xorg broke and then you can y see the error : "it is muxed system we don't support it [and I always think they add "go fuck yourself" but this part is mostly my imagination].
    Dealing with MUXed hybrid graphics requires a level of infrastructure and coordination between drivers that's currently lacking in all but the most recent Linux distros. Even in the latest and greatest distros using the open source driver, it's still pretty immature.

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    This is true but mostly for closed source drivers.
    But first I was not complaining about the fact they don't support Hybrid but about the fact they let you broke your system and then they tell you "hey by the way we don't support it" and then "oops we have broke your X system" which sounds like "well just go fuck yourself" (sorry for the reiteration).
    Then since most distros who offer you the possibility to install closed sources drivers you will just broke your X and this stands from the beginning of dual gpu...

    Second the switching at least for AMD/intel was succesfully supported on open source since 2010 and it works well (except for a recent regression with backlight issue : https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55311).
    So it is a problem with closed source drivers and fine I am happy to used the open source driver ( well not exactly when I try to play a 3d games but thing are [always] improving).

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    sadly, they didn't fix the only TF2 bug that won't let me play the game... (at least, according to the release notes): https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Sou...mes/issues/102

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