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  • If I'm having a RV350 or something like that I would have used the open source driver and laugh god darn it

    But in fact we R500/R600 users are being pissed off yet again that's something You've never experienced!

    The slow scroll thing, I've noticed it since 8.41. I've only tried 8.41 for 2 days and rolled back to 8.40. Now the first impression of installing 8.42 was, up on log in to X, white border all over the gnome panel and menus, choppy animation in opening windows, super flacky video and opengl applications, totally disappointed! Tried fire up Quake 4 and load a level... vola! Heavy screen corruption from middle to bottom half of screen! This must due to their broken Hi-Z in the driver. Don't ask me why I know that, I've been a D3D programmer for over 10 years.

    If you've been through this open-browser-type-in-phoronix-prey-they-announce-fglrx-8.42-every-day-in-the-morning sort of life, I bet you would have had worse reactions than most of us! I really don't wanna bash on people so don't be an ass and force me to do so.

    Even running in Xgl with 8.42 still didn't solve the laggy scroll and open problem, the problem must have introduced in the new OGL code base.
    Last edited by FunkyRider; 25 October 2007, 08:00 AM.

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    • Before 8.41.7 driver I used open source radeon driver on my system with multiseat dualhead on Kubuntu 6.06 but without 3D acceleration because I used xephyr for xservers on separated monitors.
      After 8.41.7 was released I've read many comments about how bad it is and I've said I'll give it a try on Kubuntu 7.04 and I've said I can live with these bugs to time when 8.42 will be release which will have AIGLX and 'EVERYTHING fixed' (quoted from ATI developer in the thread before).
      Now I've installed 8.42.3 and I was really disapointed - I haven't saw any difference between 8.41.7 and 8.42.3 - corrupted watermarks in the lower right corner and with mouse, black screen when I run kdetv to watch tv etc., I can't specify which displays I want to enable or disable and I can't force monitors.
      I can't run compiz/compiz fussion - tried 0.3.6, 0.5.2, 0.5.5 versions and I can't run any of these versions - when screens are one below the other I have glxinfo and compiz crashes on the second screen and when the screens are one on right/left the other glxinfo goes ok but for one screen only and compiz refuses to start because of maximal texture size overlimit. I've tried to force compiz use only one screen but it's not running because of "compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing" bug - workarounds from LD_PRELOAD to --always-indirect etc. didn't help.
      Now I'm thinking to go back to open source radeon driver.

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      • Originally posted by Phlogiston View Post
        Thats not true. It works here like a charm and I'm using the SLUB allocator.
        What distro/kernel and ATI device are you using? I too concur that the SLUB problem is gone for my Mobility FireGL v5200, but I cannot get Xorg to run on resume no matter what I try. Text mode is fine, but kinda defeats the point....

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        • Can someone know why i have this problem?

          I have this problem:
          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 direct
          direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
          OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
          xorg.conf
          Code:
          # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
          #
          # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
          # values from the debconf database.
          #
          # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
          # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
          #
          # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
          # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
          # package.
          #
          # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
          # again, run the following command:
          #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
          
          Section "Files"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
          	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
          	# path to defoma fonts
          	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
          EndSection
          
          Section "Module"
          	Load	"bitmap"
          	Load	"dbe"
          	Load	"ddc"
          	Load	"dri"
          	Load	"extmod"
          	Load	"freetype"
          	Load	"glx"
          	Load	"int10"
          	Load	"vbe"
          	Load	"v4l
          EndSection
          
          Section "InputDevice"
          	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
          	Driver		"kbd"
          	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
          	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
          	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
          	Option		"XkbLayout"	"es"
          	Option		"XkbOptions"	"lv3:ralt_switch"
          EndSection
          
          Section "InputDevice"
          	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
          	Driver		"mouse"
          	Option		"CorePointer"
          	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
          	Option		"Protocol"		"ExplorerPS/2"
          	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
          	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
          EndSection
          
          
          Section "Device"
          	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AQ [Radeon 9600]"
          	Driver		"fglrx"
          	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
          	Option		"VideoOverlay" 		"on"
          	Option		"OpenGLOverlay" 	"off"
          	Option		"XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"
          	Option		"UseFastTLS"		"2"
          	Option      	"BusType" 		"AGP"
          	Option		"PseudoColorVisuals"	"off"
          	Option		"TexturedVideo"		"true"
          	Option		"UseInternalAGPGART"	"no"
          	Option		"mtrr"			"off"
          	Option		"no_accel"		"no"
          	Option		"no_dri"		"no"
          	Option		"EnablePrivateBackZ"	"no"
          EndSection
          
          #Section "ServerFlags"
          #	Option		"AIGLX"		"off"
          #EndSection
          
          #Section "Extensions"
          #	Option		"Composite"	"Disable"
          #EndSection
          
          Section "Monitor"
          	Identifier	"SyncMaster"
          	Option		"DPMS"
          	HorizSync	30-70
          	VertRefresh	50-160
          EndSection
          
          Section "Screen"
          	Identifier	"Default Screen"
          	Device		"ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AQ [Radeon 9600]"
          	Monitor		"SyncMaster"
          	DefaultDepth	24
          	SubSection "Display"
          		Depth		1
          		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
          	EndSubSection
          	SubSection "Display"
          		Depth		4
          		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
          	EndSubSection
          	SubSection "Display"
          		Depth		8
          		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
          	EndSubSection
          	SubSection "Display"
          		Depth		15
          		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
          	EndSubSection
          	SubSection "Display"
          		Depth		16
          		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
          	EndSubSection
          	SubSection "Display"
          		Depth		24
          		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
          	EndSubSection
          EndSection
          
          Section "ServerLayout"
          	Identifier	"Default Layout"
          	Screen		"Default Screen"
          	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
          	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
          EndSection
          
          Section "DRI"
          	Mode	0666
          EndSection

          And Xorg.log.0

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          • Hey you guys, stop fighting about bull shit. If you want to fight, make a new thread but please don't taint this one anymore so it can remain on the discussion of the 8.42 fglrx driver.
            Michael Larabel
            https://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • Originally posted by Fenix-TX View Post
              Can someone know why i have this problem?
              I would suggest commenting the following lines (in red)
              Code:
              Section "Device"
              	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AQ [Radeon 9600]"
              	Driver		"fglrx"
              	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
              	Option		"VideoOverlay" 		"on"
              	Option		"OpenGLOverlay" 	"off"
              [COLOR="Red"]	Option		"XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"[/COLOR]
              	Option		"UseFastTLS"		"2"
              [COLOR="Red"]	Option      	"BusType" 		"AGP"
              	Option		"PseudoColorVisuals"	"off"
              	Option		"TexturedVideo"		"true"
              	Option		"UseInternalAGPGART"	"no"
              	Option		"mtrr"			"off"
              	Option		"no_accel"		"no"
              	Option		"no_dri"		"no"
              	Option		"EnablePrivateBackZ"	"no"[/COLOR]
              EndSection
              Once everything is running, start adding them back in to see what breaks X.

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              • Originally posted by JCTWeb View Post
                I would suggest commenting the following lines (in red)
                Code:
                Section "Device"
                	Identifier	"ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AQ [Radeon 9600]"
                	Driver		"fglrx"
                	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
                	Option		"VideoOverlay" 		"on"
                	Option		"OpenGLOverlay" 	"off"
                [COLOR="Red"]	Option		"XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps"[/COLOR]
                	Option		"UseFastTLS"		"2"
                [COLOR="Red"]	Option      	"BusType" 		"AGP"
                	Option		"PseudoColorVisuals"	"off"
                	Option		"TexturedVideo"		"true"
                	Option		"UseInternalAGPGART"	"no"
                	Option		"mtrr"			"off"
                	Option		"no_accel"		"no"
                	Option		"no_dri"		"no"
                	Option		"EnablePrivateBackZ"	"no"[/COLOR]
                EndSection
                Once everything is running, start adding them back in to see what breaks X.
                Well, i tried before only with Driver and Bus, and commenting all Options, but i have the same problem, fglrxinfo shows ati driver, and glxinfo shows the same problem.

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                • Hey Michael, maybe you know a solution for this.
                  Normally, if the signature isn't installed there will be a watermark in the lower right corner of the screen.
                  Now I've got the signature file installed and there is no watermark, but sometimes (I couldn't find out what triggers this.) there are two lines of garbage, which seem to have the same width the watermark has.

                  I'll make a screen, is it possible to attach images to your post?

                  Edit: I just realized, that on a screenshot this is not present, so it's definitely a problem of the graphics driver.
                  Last edited by Berniyh; 25 October 2007, 09:24 AM.

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                  • Fenix-TX,

                    Change the following two sections to "on" and "1" respectively.

                    Code:
                    #Section "ServerFlags"
                    #	Option		"AIGLX"		"off"
                    #EndSection
                    
                    #Section "Extensions"
                    #	Option		"Composite"	"Disable"
                    #EndSection
                    Let us know how you make out with that.

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                    • Originally posted by Berniyh View Post
                      Hey Michael, maybe you know a solution for this.
                      Normally, if the signature isn't installed there will be a watermark in the lower right corner of the screen.
                      Now I've got the signature file installed and there is no watermark, but sometimes (I couldn't find out what triggers this.) there are two lines of garbage, which seem to have the same width the watermark has.

                      I'll make a screen, is it possible to attach images to your post?
                      I don't think I've seen this. Post the image to like www.imageshack.us and then post a link here.
                      Michael Larabel
                      https://www.michaellarabel.com/

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