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  • dannydamsky
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    Originally posted by mmstick View Post
    It is you that needs to do some research because the information you provided was not 100% accurate, and you have clearly demonstrated that you don't understand what you are talking about. It has nothing to do with drivers in the first place. First of all, the GPU you are using will not magically alter how you install a driver. Second of all, HD 7790s are not new by any means and have been supported in Catalyst for many months now.
    They've been supported by AMD's crappy performance driver, which was last updated in April but still was available for download at least until September, so officially the AMD FGLRX didn't support the 7790 until not so long ago.
    Secondly it has a lot to do with drivers, if you were like me and you followed each new card's driver's release notes you'd see that it has much to do with the driver.
    And most importantly, when you say that the info I gave wasn't accurate, you should know to prove me wrong without just making statements.

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  • mmstick
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    Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
    If you don't believe me try it yourself!
    If you'd understand how drivers get developed a little, you'd know that it takes time to
    support a certain product. As for the info I provided, it's 100% accurate, maybe you should do a little research
    before going smartass eh?
    It is you that needs to do some research because the information you provided was not 100% accurate, and you have clearly demonstrated that you don't understand what you are talking about. It has nothing to do with drivers in the first place. First of all, the GPU you are using will not magically alter how you install a driver. Second of all, HD 7790s are not new by any means and have been supported in Catalyst for many months now.

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  • Nuc!eoN
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    R7 260x support?

    Hey, does anyone know when the R7 260x will be supported by the open source driver? It's actually just a slightly changed Radeon HD 7790 (which is suppiorted?).
    I use ArchLinux and the latest drivers from the repos but I just get a black screen when trying to lauch something graphical. Xorg says something like "Display 0 not found" (If I remember correctly).

    Any idea?

    PS: Btw sorry if I didn't read threw all the posts. Just too many
    Last edited by Nuc!eoN; 12-30-2013, 12:07 PM.

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  • dannydamsky
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    Originally posted by mmstick View Post
    Logically, that made 0% sense whatsoever. It's also full of wrong information.
    If you don't believe me try it yourself!
    If you'd understand how drivers get developed a little, you'd know that it takes time to
    support a certain product. As for the info I provided, it's 100% accurate, maybe you should do a little research
    before going smartass eh?

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  • mmstick
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    Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
    Look mate, I have absolutely no reason to be living in denial, no need to insult me.

    As for the 7950 and 6850, you've seem to forgotten one thing, open-source drivers don't work on all cards, and while 7950 and 6850 do work,
    keep in mind that they've been out for longer and the developers had time to make support for them. The situation with the 7790 is different
    as it's the latest card in the 7xxx series and it's based on a different chip (Bonaire) which is only included on it and the R7 260x, so drivers still
    don't support it (Even AMD's FGLRX had their own performance driver for the 7790 for some time). And to prove my point,
    while Ubuntu did crash on my 7790, on me bro's 7750 OpenGL2.0 seemed to have worked out of the box.
    OFC X server will only crash on Ubuntu 13.10 as it's the first release to use 3d graphics in the display manager. So Ubuntu 13.04 and lower won't crash X server.
    Hope this helped you understand my point, cheers!
    Logically, that made 0% sense whatsoever. It's also full of wrong information.

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  • dannydamsky
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    Originally posted by mmstick View Post
    Living in denial eh? How is installing for a 7790 any different than installing for an array of 7950s and 6850s? It works the same today as it did forever before...
    Look mate, I have absolutely no reason to be living in denial, no need to insult me.

    As for the 7950 and 6850, you've seem to forgotten one thing, open-source drivers don't work on all cards, and while 7950 and 6850 do work,
    keep in mind that they've been out for longer and the developers had time to make support for them. The situation with the 7790 is different
    as it's the latest card in the 7xxx series and it's based on a different chip (Bonaire) which is only included on it and the R7 260x, so drivers still
    don't support it (Even AMD's FGLRX had their own performance driver for the 7790 for some time). And to prove my point,
    while Ubuntu did crash on my 7790, on me bro's 7750 OpenGL2.0 seemed to have worked out of the box.
    OFC X server will only crash on Ubuntu 13.10 as it's the first release to use 3d graphics in the display manager. So Ubuntu 13.04 and lower won't crash X server.
    Hope this helped you understand my point, cheers!

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  • mmstick
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    Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
    NOT ANYMORE On Ubuntu 13.10, if you're using Unity or GNOME, your X server won't run at startup with the 7790, so you'll have to CTRL+ALT+F1 and from there install via APT the repository
    FGLRX driver, then reboot, log into unity, while you're logged in, remove FGLRX, and then repeat those same steps as in fedora only with a bit different dependencies OH and you'll have to --force install the driver
    Ubuntu sucks mate! At least with Fedora there's stability after installing the driver.
    Living in denial eh? How is installing for a 7790 any different than installing for an array of 7950s and 6850s? It works the same today as it did forever before...

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  • dannydamsky
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    Originally posted by mmstick View Post
    That's really overly complicated. All I have ever needed to do on any of my machines in Ubuntu is just:

    1) Download the latest Catalyst from AMD's Website
    2) sudo sh amd*.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/saucy
    3) sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
    4) sudo apt-get install -f
    5) sudo amdconfig --initial
    6) sudo reboot

    Works every time.
    NOT ANYMORE On Ubuntu 13.10, if you're using Unity or GNOME, your X server won't run at startup with the 7790, so you'll have to CTRL+ALT+F1 and from there install via APT the repository
    FGLRX driver, then reboot, log into unity, while you're logged in, remove FGLRX, and then repeat those same steps as in fedora only with a bit different dependencies OH and you'll have to --force install the driver
    Ubuntu sucks mate! At least with Fedora there's stability after installing the driver.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    AFAIK most of the tickets get read, but the devs only respond if they have questions or solutions/workarounds.
    Just even a quick acknowledgement of the issue can do wonders on how development is perceived. Reporting a bug to be left hanging without any feedback what so ever is extremely frustrating for the bug reporter.

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by LN17 View Post
    Fact:

    - Jammy commented two months ago. (Jammy 2013-10-24 05:25:14 CDT )
    - one from 100 ones was commented
    First one doesn't surprise me -- I picked a recently modified ticket at random, wasn't looking for recent comments by AMD developers.

    Second point doesn't sound right, but if you're stating it as fact then I guess you must have solid information. Presumably that would include :

    - complete list of AMD developer names
    - a good way to search for them (typing name into search box only gets you tickets where their name appears as a string in the comment, not when they commented)
    - total # tickets in the system
    - total # tickets with AMD developer comments

    If you have all that (or other similarly good info) then I have to accept your statement of fact. My impression was that a higher proportion of tickets had AMD developer comments though.

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