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  • LN17
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    Fact:

    - Jammy commented two months ago. (Jammy 2013-10-24 05:25:14 CDT )
    - one from 100 ones was commented

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by xtachx View Post
    And no one replied (or even read) any of them (I mean the entries on ati.cchtml.com). THAT is the biggest problem with FGLRX
    With respect, that's simply not true. I don't know an easy way to search for entries where AMD developers have responded (I guess I could troll through all my emails looking for update notifications), but I picked a recently active ticket at random and found that Jammy had been working on it :

    http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=711

    AFAIK most of the tickets get read, but the devs only respond if they have questions or solutions/workarounds.

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  • xtachx
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    Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
    Actually there are many things wrong with fglrx. For a few examples you can browse http://ati.cchtml.com/ And yes, I have filed a few of those.
    And no one replied (or even read) any of them (I mean the entries on ati.cchtml.com). THAT is the biggest problem with FGLRX

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  • ChrisXY
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    Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with FGLRX! All you need to do is configure it properly to work right.
    Actually there are many things wrong with fglrx. For a few examples you can browse http://ati.cchtml.com/ And yes, I have filed a few of those.

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  • gradinaruvasile
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    Originally posted by xtachx View Post
    If you are using fglrx proprietery you can just forget about this one as nothing supports this XvBA. Everyone went with VDPAU which catalyst proprietery does not support.
    Well there is
    -one player that supports xvba natively - the xbmc player's one non-official branch. Which isnt supported anymore (because radeon/VDPAU proved to be easier to work with), but may be some builds available. This does not even need this xvba-va-driver connector since it uses xvba directly.
    -vlc can use xvba via libva. This needs this xvba-va-driver which connects the xvba decoding into the libva's xvba backend allowing hardware decoding. Problem here is that the hardware decoding isnt used directly and only a subset of its features is working with higher CPU usage than with a native implementation. Also the decoding sometimes produces artifacts and causes crashes. This happens exactly the same way with the nvidia vdpau libva backend.

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  • mmstick
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    Originally posted by dannydamsky View Post
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with FGLRX! All you need to do is configure it properly to work right.
    I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 and I'm running FGLRX on Fedora 20 with it working like a charm, KDE compositing is on,
    I'm able to play games maxed out like Team Fortress 2, Left4Dead2, DOTA 2, and Trine 2. First thing you're doing wrong is installing
    the crappy drivers from the repositories! Install the binary drivers!
    If you're on Ubuntu here are the steps to installing the driver.
    1. To be able to get into the desktop, you have to first go to terminal (CTRL+ALT+F1), type in your user and password (Make sure you're ROOT or sudo).
    2. Install FGLRX from perositories: apt-get install fglrx
    3. After that type: amdconfig --initial && reboot
    4. Now you can access your desktop, so now you download the 13.11BETA driver from amd.com and unzip it, mine was placed in the Downloads folder so that's how I'll demonstrate it. And make sure to delete the zip file.
    5. Open terminal, and again make sure you're rooted or sudoed and type the following commands:
    $ cd Downloads
    $ chmod 770 amd*
    $ ./amd*
    6. Follow the instructions, decline reboot, and again type in the terminal: amdconfig --initial && reboot
    7. Once rebooted, you'll have everything working. Hope this works, cheers! (Oh and in case you wanna add some dependencies so it won't do any problems when the kernel updates, you might wanna install gcc make git git-core linux-headers-generic dkms build-essential before you install the actual driver.
    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.

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  • dannydamsky
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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with FGLRX! All you need to do is configure it properly to work right.
    I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 and I'm running FGLRX on Fedora 20 with it working like a charm, KDE compositing is on,
    I'm able to play games maxed out like Team Fortress 2, Left4Dead2, DOTA 2, and Trine 2. First thing you're doing wrong is installing
    the crappy drivers from the repositories! Install the binary drivers!
    If you're on Ubuntu here are the steps to installing the driver.
    1. To be able to get into the desktop, you have to first go to terminal (CTRL+ALT+F1), type in your user and password (Make sure you're ROOT or sudo).
    2. Install FGLRX from perositories: apt-get install fglrx
    3. After that type: amdconfig --initial && reboot
    4. Now you can access your desktop, so now you download the 13.11BETA driver from amd.com and unzip it, mine was placed in the Downloads folder so that's how I'll demonstrate it. And make sure to delete the zip file.
    5. Open terminal, and again make sure you're rooted or sudoed and type the following commands:
    $ cd Downloads
    $ chmod 770 amd*
    $ ./amd*
    6. Follow the instructions, decline reboot, and again type in the terminal: amdconfig --initial && reboot
    7. Once rebooted, you'll have everything working. Hope this works, cheers! (Oh and in case you wanna add some dependencies so it won't do any problems when the kernel updates, you might wanna install gcc make git git-core linux-headers-generic dkms build-essential before you install the actual driver.

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  • xtachx
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    Originally posted by Praxis View Post
    I notice that xvba-va-driver is also not installed. Should I install it, as well?
    If you are using fglrx proprietery you can just forget about this one as nothing supports this XvBA. Everyone went with VDPAU which catalyst proprietery does not support.

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  • Praxis
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    Well, fglrx re-entered Debian testing, so now I can use both monitors on both Debian testing Jessie & Saucy Ubuntu 13.10, the former with fglrx, the later with radeonSI, oibaf & and an out-of-repo updated kernel.

    jessie/sid
    fglrx-driver:
    Installed: 1:13.8~beta1-3

    I still can't access the rightmost 20mm or so of my right (vertical 1200x1920) monitor, I can't get my cursor there either with the mouse or the keyboard (using Alt+M and enabling moving the cursor with the number pad). So I configured my min-max-close widgets on the left side of my windows (which will take some muscle memory re-programming to use). I can not access the right scroll bars of most apps in maximized windows in my right monitor. It took some fiddling to even get my right panel configured since I couldn't access the KDE cashew when the panel was on the right monitor (and I wasn't able to figure out how to put the cashew anywhere but the right edge of a panel). And KDE desktop effects are still not happening, "Required X extensions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available." I don't have to worry about compiz because it is missing from Debian stable and testing at the moment. Video plays fine, wine apps POUND my CPU for some reason, when starting, but at least in fglrx they pound it across all 6 cores so it doesn't drag my system to its knees, but it is still a PITA. Logging out doesn't kill my sound until I reboot.

    But with so much weird stuff going on I'm hesitant to start playing around with games, install steam, etc. I think I'll at least wait until the basics are ALL working properly before I start really putting this card through its paces. Hopefully the next major refresh of Debian testing will kick the kernel up to 3.12 and maybe introduce LVM3.4 and mesa 10, which seem to be magic incantations for the radeon driver. Or the next refresh of the fglrx driver will magically make my life worth living again.

    I was surprised that the amdcccle was not automatically installed by Debian testing when I installed fglrx-driver, I had to install it manually. I notice that xvba-va-driver is also not installed. Should I install it, as well? This is a very powerful system (for me), AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor & 16 GB of RAM, and except in Ubuntu with some drivers it never struggled to play whatever I threw at it.

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  • mmstick
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    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Yes, except that Mesa was compiled with LLVM 3.3 instead of 3.4, which is why you've only got GL 2.1 support. That also comes with a lot of bug fixes/improvements for SI drivers.

    Hopefully oibaf will start using 3.4 sometime soon. I think it's due to be released any time now, so that might fix his dependency issues he was having.
    Hasn't Oibaf been using llvm3.4 for a while now?

    Code:
    apt-cache policy llvm3.4
    libllvm3.4:
      Installed: 1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu3
      Candidate: 1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu3
      Version table:
     *** 1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu3 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu2~ubuntu13.10.1~gd 0
            500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
    libllvm3.4-dbg:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu3
      Version table:
         1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu3 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
         1:3.4~+rc3-1ubuntu2~ubuntu13.10.1~gd 0
            500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/oibaf/graphics-drivers/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages

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