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AMD 8.37.6 -- The no R600 or AIGLX Support Version
I'm not even going to try the new drivers. Its basically all the same with fglrx. When ATI/AMD releases their hopefully better OpenGL-Driver, I'll give it a shot, as long as it happens this year. As soon as UT3/Quake Wars gets released, I'm planning on building a new machine, that'll be as linux-compatible as possible. If ATI/AMD didn't improve anything until then, ATI-graphics are dead for me.
Why the "if"? ATI/AMD has proven themselves to be completely untrustworthy for anything related to Linux. Save yourself the trouble and buy nvidia (or maybe intel if what they come up with is fast enough), even if ATI magically fixes their driver problems.
FEDORA USERS, READ THIS
Okay, here's the scoop on Fedora 7. WIth AMD fixing the X 1.3 problem, the drivers will build. However, when you install the RPMs for Fedora 7, aticonfig will crash and will remove your xorg.conf (though the original is renamed). If you manually update your xorg.conf and then restart X, fglrx will fail to load and you'll find a backtrace in your Xorg.0.log. So if you need the fglrx drivers to survive, don't upgrade to Fedora 7 just yet. Stay tuned to the forums for more information. This issue with 8.37 should not cause problems with Fedora Core 6 or previous versions.
This is indeed bad news for the F7 adopters with ATI cards who who want 3D. Looks like they have to settle for the open source driver.
Michael, I posted your statement above to the FedoraForum.
You're completely right gfxdrone.ATI or AMD had enough time,don't care for merging.It's their tradition,lousy linux support.They already had their punch with detonators and this wake them up from dreams for making catalyst drivers.First of all, I don't even like name of drivers "frgl" (it reminds me of fireGL and Quadro line).Second, on their driver page, on linux driver's, Radeon X1950 (pro)is not listed, unlike on Windows tm's driver page.Again no AIGLX and,yes Michael no Xorg 7.2 support
50.9MB 8.37.6 May 31, 2007 Automated installer and Display Drivers for XFree86 4.3 and X.Org 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1
.I already try it.I will install FC7.Now I will sell my X1950pro and buy some nVIDIA instead (it seems now,no use of my 975XBX2 crossfire support ),maybe some 7100,7200 or something turbocache(no hypermemory warp speed) crap.At least I will have AIGLX and 3D support.I can run beryl on my noFX5200(Dawn)-64 MB card.So what is use of my powerful RV570? Only on XP,Vista? No thanks.Maybe improvement around folding@home, nice job ATi or maybe AMD, M$ is proud of you.
And by the way nVIDIA drivers are some 13 MB's comparing to whoping 50 ATI's.So what's the problem CLI kind of driving.No problem for me.
The following is the output of the thinkpad fan control script. The fourth integer in the bracketed list gives GPU temperature, which jumps up at times for no reason (see the 3rd line, fan didnt run at all before, then it jumps up 11 degrees which make it run full speed):
Just for the notes, things have improved for me a bit on a Tinkpad T60 (X1400, Gentoo stable with xorg-server 1.2.0) with 8.37 . While xv simply was gone with 8.36, it has reappeared for me with 8.37. It is still broken though, I get colored stripes, the xv window isn't properly hidden by other windows, and when maximized, I get an odd "hanging" effect in playback with the video stopping every second and jumping back a frame (looks like double buffering issue). On the other hand, vsync with opengl now works for me, which it never did before making opengl finally an emergency replacement for xv (which it wasn't before since I find tearing in playback very annoying).
Still, I switched back to 8.35 which is the best-working version for me so far.
First I thought XVideo is running now fine.
Now I saw, I've got the same issue. Mplayer has this one, xine is crashing with XV, so they didn't fix it!!!