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  • I installed it on Gusty 64 , with ATI Mobility x700 following the instructions here.

    Performance drop with compiz (benchemark went down from 270 to 190, glxgears lost 2500 FPS), TV out works well, flickering with windowed player.

    Well, i hope the 8.43 will be a performance boost

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    • Performance boost, but no compiz

      I have performance boost in glxgears, but no compiz

      compiz --replace
      compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing
      compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
      compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0

      glxinfo |grep GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
      GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
      GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap

      Tried to edit
      $ cat /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager
      COMPIZ_BIN_PATH="/usr/bin/"
      PLUGIN_PATH="/usr/lib/compiz/"
      #LIBGL_NVIDIA="/usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/libGL.so.1.2"
      #LIBGL_FGLRX="/usr/lib/opengl/ati/lib/libGL.so"
      LIBGL_FGLRX="/usr/lib/opengl/xorg-x11/lib/libGL.so.1.2"
      KWIN="/usr/kde/3.5/bin/kwin"
      METACITY="/usr/bin/metacity"
      SKIP_CHECKS="yes"
      WHITELIST="nvidia intel ati radeon i810 fglrx"

      and does not help. Distro gentoo, compiz-6.2 from overlay.

      Let me know is somebody figured this out, I have
      seen this problem in this thread.

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      • Originally posted by piccolotux View Post
        If you're experiencing problems with compiz maybe AIGLX is not working so well .
        Firefox scrolling is not a minor issue.
        If the videos are unwatchable maybe something is bad...don't you think so?
        I think we just have a different definition of what is bad.

        Bad for me is unuseable.
        The firefox scrolling is a very minor issue to me, as i can still scroll, its just a smidge slower than it used to be.

        The only compiz effect that is slow (and not even that slow) is the window animation "zoom". I am running the gutsy verison of compiz though, i think i will try a newer version later.

        The vids are the major drawback, but still not a huge problem for me?

        i think that people were expecting something flawless...but that is unrealistic considering the way they do driver releases. They added some features and some new support and it will take another 1 or 2 driver releases (so just a few months) to get the kinks worked out.
        This driver release has met my expectations, and I look forward to future releases.
        Last edited by sishgupta; 23 October 2007, 05:39 PM.

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        • I also experience the extremely annoying firefox issues. As soon as I start firefox all the effects become really sluggish and scrolling in the browser gives me a headache
          But I also noticed that the ET:QW demo doesn't start anymore (worked with older drivers). Maybe these two problems are somehow connected. Here is the console output:

          Code:
          (...)
          Opening IP socket: localhost:-1
          Initializing SDL subsystem
          Loading GL driver 'libGL.so.1' through SDL
          Desktop resolution: 1680x1050
          SDL_ListModes:
          1680x1050 1280x1024 1152x864 1024x768 1024x480 848x480 800x600 720x576 720x480 640x480 640x400 
          512x384 400x300 320x240 320x200 
          SDL_ListModes are currently ignored for resolution filtering. Set r_useSDLModes to 1 if you want it
          8/8/8/8 RGBA bits, 24 depth bits, 8 stencil bits
          no multisampling
          ------- Initializing renderSystem --------
          ----- R_InitOpenGL -----
          ...using GL_ARB_multitexture
          ...using GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
          X..GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two not found
          ...using GL_ARB_texture_compression
          ...using GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc
          X..GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic not found
          ...using GL_1.4_texture_lod_bias
          X..GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette not found
          ...using GL_EXT_texture3D
          ...using GL_ARB_texture_rectangle
          ...using GL_EXT_texture_rectangle
          ...using GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
          X..GL_EXT_stencil_two_side not found
          X..GL_ATI_separate_stencil not found
          X..GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object not found
          ...using GL_ARB_vertex_program
          ...using GL_ARB_fragment_program
          X..GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test not found
          ...using GL_ARB_point_sprite
          ...using GL_ARB_occlusion_query
          ...using GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
          X..GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil not found
          ...using GL_EXT_blend_minmax
          ...using GL_ARB_multisample
          X..GL_ARB_shader_objects not found
          X..GL_ARB_vertex_shader not found
          X..GL_ARB_fragment_shader not found
          X..GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow not found
          ...using GL_ARB_shadow
          ...using GL_ARB_depth_texture
          X..GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters not found
          0x0
          [0x082cc6d1]
          [0x08192769]
          [0x08101078]
          [0x08101ad9]
          [0x0819085c]
          [0x08190e02]
          [0x08190fde]
          [0x083ee00e]
          [0xb7adc050]
          [0x0804c9d1]
          ********************
          ERROR: The current video card / driver combination does not support the necessary features: GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_fragment_shader
          ********************
          --------------- BSE Shutdown ----------------
          ---------------------------------------------
          Shutting down SDL subsystem
          idRenderSystem::Shutdown()
          Sys_Error: Error during initialization

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          • I found that if you use vlc or mplayer, if you set your video output module to 'x11', instead of 'xv' (even if you do have textured video enabled), the flickering stops when playing video.

            As for firefox, its pretty annoying. I may go back to vesa because of it. When you have 15+ tabs open, it just slows to a crawl for some reason with this driver. (archlinux 32bit, x1400 here)

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            • To solve the "compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing" problem, compiz has to be started with:
              LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true compiz --replace (you favorite configuration plugin ccs,gconf,kconfig or ini)

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              • Originally posted by spotman View Post
                I found that if you use vlc or mplayer, if you set your video output module to 'x11', instead of 'xv' (even if you do have textured video enabled), the flickering stops when playing video.

                As for firefox, its pretty annoying. I may go back to vesa because of it. When you have 15+ tabs open, it just slows to a crawl for some reason with this driver. (archlinux 32bit, x1400 here)
                using x11 instead of xv/opengl gives me an incredibly low famerate for playback while viewing fullscreen

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                • It's not working for me, i don't know why glxinfo shows mesa instead ati....

                  Code:
                  [email protected]:~$ fglrxinfo
                  display: :0.0  screen: 0
                  OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
                  OpenGL renderer string: ATI RADEON 9600 Series
                  OpenGL version string: 2.0.6958 Release
                  
                  [email protected]:~$ glxinfo |grep mesa
                  OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org

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                  • Originally posted by onestone View Post
                    To solve the "compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing" problem, compiz has to be started with:
                    LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true compiz --replace (you favorite configuration plugin ccs,gconf,kconfig or ini)
                    I've already tried it..
                    $ LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true compiz --replace
                    Segmentation fault

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                    • Anyone gotten this to work on opensuse 10.3 (specifically 64-bit)? Cause it's not working for me:

                      http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=10

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