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    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 13.6 Linux Graphics Driver Beta Released

    AMD has announced a new beta Catalyst Linux graphics driver. This time around, there are some new features to this Catalyst 13.6 Beta...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4MDQ

  • volca
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    Any of you people having the input lag problem - please try my hacked-up LD_PRELOAD lib that forces glXSwapBuffers to by synchronous: https://github.com/volca02/glsync

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  • leonmaxx
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    Originally posted by shazeal View Post
    No but I can confirm that using this driver will increase your Kernel panics by atleast 100%. It did fix some vsync issues for me. But its not worth the constant crashes.
    I have it installed on Mint 15 Cinnamon for 2 weeks, and i had'nt kernel panics or any other stability problems at all.

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  • gradinaruvasile
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    Originally posted by ext73 View Post
    Unfortunately this does not work - at least in my case. This is obviously a mistake OpenGL driver - who appeared in the driver version 13.3 beta 2 - and then fixed in 13.3 beat3 and again has been "intensified" in 13.4 and 13.6 beta
    I added these in /etc/default/grub, then ran update-grub (my monitor has 1280x1024 resolution).

    Code:
    GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1280x1024x24,1280x1024
    
    GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024x24
    Works both with 13.4 and 13.6 and the 3.8 and 3.9 kernels. The VTs have 1280x1024 resolution too.

    PS:
    The vga=code options are deprecated, although it worked too after getting a message from the kernel (i actually set 1280x1024 , dont remember the actual vga code).

    I have a A8-5500 APU and it was stable with any driver since 13.2 so maybe the 7xxx IGP series are better supported?

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  • fritsch
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    We test this driver version since release date on several 100 OpenELEC machines.
    And for now - the users are really happy.

    Focus we have here: xvba video acceleration, suspend / resume, Audio after suspend / resume


    Features missing: mpeg2/mpeg4 hw decoding via xvba-sdk and _Bitstream Audio support_ - but this is a long term problem not related to this very good driver.

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  • archibald
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    Given the significantly variable reports of Catalyst's stability and that reinstalling your OS is something you're willing to do, why not try it out?

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  • shazeal
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    Originally posted by leonmaxx View Post
    Can any one confirm that this driver decreases (or completely removes) tearing with Compiz/Unity?
    I just want to know this before I will re-install my OS.
    No but I can confirm that using this driver will increase your Kernel panics by atleast 100%. It did fix some vsync issues for me. But its not worth the constant crashes.

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  • leonmaxx
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    Tearing?

    Can any one confirm that this driver decreases (or completely removes) tearing with Compiz/Unity?
    I just want to know this before I will re-install my OS.

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  • ext73
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    Originally posted by shazeal View Post
    I had this problem on debian but not slackware. On debian I fixed it by editing the /etc/default/grub file so the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line looked like this...

    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet vga=792 radeon.modeset=0 nomodeset"
    "nomodeset radeon.modeset=0 vga=792" was added by me.

    Then run "sudo update-grub" and reboot.
    Unfortunately this does not work - at least in my case. This is obviously a mistake OpenGL driver - who appeared in the driver version 13.3 beta 2 - and then fixed in 13.3 beat3 and again has been "intensified" in 13.4 and 13.6 beta

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  • shazeal
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    Originally posted by ext73 View Post
    Only it is not a matter of the compositor ... I use KDE, and here both in 3d for fullscreen windows and not ... is the same ... at 13.3 beta3 is ideally ... with the beta2 13.3, 13.4 and 13.6 beta are such problems.
    I had this problem on debian but not slackware. On debian I fixed it by editing the /etc/default/grub file so the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line looked like this...

    Code:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet vga=792 radeon.modeset=0 nomodeset"
    "nomodeset radeon.modeset=0 vga=792" was added by me.

    Then run "sudo update-grub" and reboot.

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