No announcement yet.

AMD 8.41.7 Display Driver Released -- The Holy Crap Edition!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • it seems that the previous post i posted with a link to screenshots is awaiting moderation. well, gl2, x11, gl and xv video outputs work just fine. just set the environment LIBXCB_ALLOW_SLOPPY_LOCK=1, like

    export LIBXCB_ALLOW_SLOPPY_LOCK=1 in .bash_profile, then restart X.


    • Just want to let whoever cares know, I have both a X1950GT (256MB) and a X1950Pro (512MB) on AGP and both don't work

      I'm only posting the results here cause some have gotten it to work, whilst others (me) have not. Here is what I get:

      Pro: Blank Image, hardlock nothing works anymore.
      GT: Segfault, as mentioned earlier by someone, output below.

      The Pro actually has only worked with 2 drivers for me so far, and I don't know if that is conciderd to be called 'working'. I'll post a new thread on it however, see what happens.

      (II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
      (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//
      (II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
      compiled for 7.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
      ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
      (II) GLX: Initialized MESA-PROXY GL provider for screen 0

      0: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80c5d91]
      1: [0xffffe420]
      2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5c6ea24]
      3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5c6809c]
      4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5bfb3fb]
      5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5c0d196]
      6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5bfa3d9]
      7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5c23c12]
      8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5c11ebd]
      9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5c13469]
      10: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5b9a6e3]
      11: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5b8ff88]
      12: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5b90670]
      13: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5b8f484]
      14: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5b8b17b]
      15: /usr/lib/xorg/modules// [0xb5b8a3fb]
      16: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(InitExtensions+0xa2) [0x80f4412]
      17: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(main+0x2af) [0x807459f]
      18: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ [0xb7d94ebc]
      19: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1e1) [0x8073ab1]

      Fatal server error:
      Caught signal 11. Server aborting


      • Originally posted by zittergie View Post
        Maybe that's why i'm using 8.37

        I heard 8.40 had some issues with googleearth, and that's such a great timekiller.

        Well, If video works fine, planetpinguinracer works fine and googleearth works fine, I'm quite happy.

        I've read something about muped64 along the forums, long time that i used that emu. Will give that a try to see how 3d works out.

        Anyway, this Ati X700 is way much better than my previous laptop that was a SIS760
        There is a fix for the google earth problem. Go to this link and check it out. It fixed my problem.


        • Exactly

          Same here:

          0: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80c8631]
          1: [0xb7f5a420]
          2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers// [0xb791f725]
          3: /usr/bin/X(AddScreen+0x1ee) [0x80764be]
          4: /usr/bin/X(InitOutput+0x21e) [0x80a7c0e]
          5: /usr/bin/X(main+0x27b) [0x8076c6b]
          6: /lib/ [0xb7d59050]
          7: /usr/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1ed) [0x80761c1]
          Fatal server error:
          Caught signal 11.  Server aborting


          • Originally posted by carpman View Post
            Read this:

            15fps from a driver, yes, thats phenomenal.
            A 42% increase is pretty phenomenal, at least to some people.



            • Originally posted by zkyez View Post
              well watch the following print screens:

              so you guys that can`t google for 15 seconds, please shut up. opengl output, x11 and xv output, all 3 work without any problems.
              Not for me. XV has the video squeezed to the upper half of the screen, OpenGL fails in MPlayer and in Xine, the video is displayed in the upper left corner of the primary screen.

              Did you really try this on a TV in dual head mode?


              • HOWTO: get screen corruption (and fix it)

                1) open firefox
                2) go to a big page (ex: set "show 40 posts per page" in your profile)
                3) scroll up& down all the way really fast
                4) switch to tty1 (CTRL+ATL+F1) and back (CTRL+ALT+F7) to fix it

                Can anyone else try this and confirm? (especially those who complained about the problem before)


                • Just to report that the 8.41.7 works on X1400 Mobility (Ubuntu Feisty). glxgears fps goes up from 2500 to 4800, and I found fps in Sauerbraten improved from 30 to 58.

                  Just one question: fglrxinfo returns a different opengl version number:
                  display: :0.0 screen: 0
                  OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                  OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
                  OpenGL version string: 2.0.6849 Release <--------------- ???
                  Shouldn't it be something like 8.41.7?


                  • 13% better in glxgears in normal mode er.....

                    in GLX-compiz it sucks a lot more than 8.40

                    don't worry, we have an entire mont to think about it.


                    • Originally posted by dickeywang View Post

                      Shouldn't it be something like 8.41.7?
                      It's reporting the OpenGL version, not the Radeon driver version.