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  • AMD Catalyst 9.10 dropped in Ubuntu 9.10

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ka...er/008022.html

    Supports Ubuntu 9.10 including Linux 2.6.31. Should be on your mirror soon I guess

  • #2
    A little script to install it somewhere else - but you need new Xserver, missing files for Debian lenny for example:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    cd /usr/src
    wget -N http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-9-8-x86.x86_64.run
    wget -N http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/f/fglrx-installer/fglrx-installer_8.660.orig.tar.gz
    DIR_OLD=fglrx.old
    DIR_NEW=fglrx.new
    rm -rf "$DIR_OLD" "$DIR_NEW"
    mkdir "$DIR_OLD" "$DIR_NEW"
    sh ati-driver-installer-9-8-x86.x86_64.run --extract "$DIR_OLD"
    tar -C "$DIR_NEW" -zvxf fglrx-installer_8.660.orig.tar.gz
    cp "$DIR_OLD"/* "$DIR_NEW"
    cp -r "$DIR_OLD"/setup.data "$DIR_NEW"
    cd "$DIR_NEW"
    wget -qO- "http://phorogit.com/index.php?p=fglrx-packaging.git&dl=targz"|tar zxv
    mv -v fglrx-packaging packages
    rm -rf packages/ArchLinux
    mkdir common
    mv -v etc lib opt usr common
    cp -r ../"$DIR_OLD"/packages/ATI packages
    ./ati-installer.sh 8.66 --install
    Edit: --install option fixed, you can replace that line with the one you usually use to create deb/rpm or whatever.
    Last edited by Kano; 09-09-2009, 06:45 AM.

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    • #3
      Awesome!! The annoying 'X freeze when killed' bug is fixed!

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      • #4
        Wait, 10 hours since the release and still nobody is bitching about bugs? Weird

        Anyway, I've modified the 9.8 ebuild to use this tar.bz2 and it seems to be a decent release. It works with 2.6.31-rc8 and Oblivion works in wine without tricks (no dlls from directx, no registry edits).

        I still can't get gdm to stop (it hangs the computer if I try) and xv still shows washed colors, but other than that no complaints. I still prefer the open source driver for daily usage, though.

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        • #5
          Most drawbacks with fglrx are wine issues now (best compare the same apps/games with nvidia card and same wine version), also non working xv without flickering and nothing to compete with vdpau which would be officially supported - unofficial benchmarks are really funny when nobody can verify em. But at least you see a picture with fglrx in U now - and with my hack or a simple mod somewhere else too.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kano View Post
            also non working xv without flickering
            So Xv is still broken then I'll stick to the open source drivers.

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            • #7
              Xv is not broken. It just doesn't offer Vsync.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                Xv is not broken. It just doesn't offer Vsync.
                ... or correct colors.

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                • #9
                  ... or in other words: useless.

                  Edit:
                  Just installed the new driver on Gentoo. Seems to work.
                  Last edited by RealNC; 09-05-2009, 07:42 PM.

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                  • #10
                    installed karmic to try it out, seems much improved - compiz + mplayer is working flawlessly so far, nexuiz and sauerbraten also worked well with compositing on.

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