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  • Michael
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    ATI fglrx 8.29.6 Discussion

    ATI fglrx 8.29.6
    - Linux 2.6.18 Kernel Support - Radeon R200 Support Removed - Various Fixes
    Phoronix 8.29.6 Review
    Once again, it is the time of the month when new ATI display drivers are presented and it's now the task of Phoronix to evaluate this latest package. Over the past several months, we have seen a horde of improvements reach the proprietary drivers from the Radeon X1000 support earlier this year to X.Org 7.1 support. Other recent changes include a combined i386/x86_64 installer, new distribution packaging support, Radeon X1000 TV-out support, ATI Events Daemon, dynamic displays, and many aticonfig changes. Today with the release of the 8.29.6 fglrx drivers there have not been many changes that affect the end-user, but still there are some items worth mentioning. After several drivers of heated changes, it looks as if we have now reached a slowdown in their development cycle as ATI prepares for the next arsenal of features and fixes. Hitting this month's 8.29.6 driver is Linux 2.6.18 support, removal of R200 product support, and a few resolved issues.
    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=7375

  • Patrik Lav?n
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    Hi all,

    Don't realy know where to put this, but i discovered that in FC6 whene you install the ati drivers rounded window corners in gnome look strange, I hade to add to the xorg.conf module section
    Load "extmod"
    to get the rounded corners working as they should. Don't know if anyone else bumped in to this problem, but figured I post it so that if someone is looking for a solution there would bee someware to find it cause I couldent find any soulution to this after 2 nights of searching for some thing to fix it.

    Xorg 7.1.1 and ATI-fglrx 8.29.6

    Cheers

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  • Michael
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    There currently is no AVIVO converter available under GNU/Linux.

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  • JosiahBradley
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    Working Nicely

    Everything is working nicely on 2.6.18 on gentoo. Xgl works nicely as well as X. Does anyone know if there is an AVIVO converter for linux? I'm really likeing how easy the drivers are to install and they just work now. Always had problems with my 9700 and now everything plays nicely, even with my 1900xt

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  • giorgosts
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    giorgosts,

    Had you tried to enable TexturedVideo? Did that make any difference with TV-out?
    Thanks for the suggestion. Video displays fine, but the performance is the same as with OpenGL overlay, nowhere near Xv video output. Video is displayed as if there is some form of liquid between you and the tv. They have to fix the bug. In the meantime, I can always dual-boot and see the movie and then back to linux.

    On the other hand, I have a GEEXBOX liveCD which works amazingly fine. Xv simultaneously on monitor and tv. Performance, colors, contrast better than MSwindows with the new catalyst and everything. It even works on an old Radeon 7500 PCI that ATI doesn't support. How do these guys do it?
    Last edited by giorgosts; 10-12-2006, 04:43 PM.

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  • Michael
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    giorgosts,

    Had you tried to enable TexturedVideo? Did that make any difference with TV-out?

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  • giorgosts
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    I have incorrect Xv video display on TV-out (S-video), and have to use video through OpenGL with flabby appearence. In combination with no TV-out support from the open source drivers, an ati card is a non-starter if you want to use your TV, or your TV hasn't got digital input. I run fglrx 8.29.6 on Ubuntu Dapper, Radeon 9600 AGP on Intel 845. On XP everything works fine. I tried every major distro with the same result. It's also been confirmed as a Bugzilla Bug 309 from february 2006 with no fix yet. Somebody elses sample of the bug at http://folk.uio.no/henger/htpc/ati-pal-tvout.jpg
    Last edited by giorgosts; 10-12-2006, 04:06 AM.

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  • andrig
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    Thanks, I appreciate knowing that they know the issues.

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  • Michael
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    Yes, the appropriate developers will receive the information. I can tell you definitively that ATI Linux developers are very aware of the Xpress 200/200M problems.

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  • andrig
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    Do you know if when you put in a ticket through the ATI support website, if the Linux developers actually get the information? Since they always send me an automated reply that says they don't support laptops, I'm never sure. It does say in the automated reply that the information is still forwarded to development.

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