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  • vein
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    Originally posted by Espionage724 View Post
    Try setting Chrome to use system titlebars if you aren't already and then restarting it.

    Also, were you using the Stable branch Chrome? Did you have any flags set (like software renderer override)? Were you using a kernel above what AMD supports (I think anything above 3.13)?

    I installed Ubuntu 14.04, updated it, installed kernel 3.16rc5, installed fglrx (after patching it for 3.13+ kernels), did initial config and restarted, installed Chrome, checked use system bars, maximized Chrome, and it was offset, as of about a few minutes ago.
    Well, I am using kernel 3.13 in my ubuntu machine and the stable branch of chrome. I haven't actually done anything more with ubuntu or chrome more than installed them.

    Like I said, I apparantly got lucky

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  • Espionage724
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    Originally posted by vein View Post
    I actually haven't had this problem at all. Guess I am lucky . Hope it gets fixed for you.
    Try setting Chrome to use system titlebars if you aren't already and then restarting it.

    Also, were you using the Stable branch Chrome? Did you have any flags set (like software renderer override)? Were you using a kernel above what AMD supports (I think anything above 3.13)?

    I installed Ubuntu 14.04, updated it, installed kernel 3.16rc5, installed fglrx (after patching it for 3.13+ kernels), did initial config and restarted, installed Chrome, checked use system bars, maximized Chrome, and it was offset, as of about a few minutes ago.

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  • vein
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    Installed it on my machine with ubuntu 14.04 and Radeon 7950. Had no problems with it.
    Also, it seems stable very stable. No problems at all this far. The few graphic clitches I had in DOTA2 have disapeared and I can see the same performance in DOTA2 and TF2. A slight increase in performance in Civ 5 and Metro Last Light.

    Dispite the bad reputation Catalyst has, I would recommend it to everyone. I haven't had a single problem in a very long time now. (I had a problem when 14.4 came out but it came out to be a bug in Unity, not in Catalyst...switched to KDE and everything is fine now).

    Originally posted by tusharkant15 View Post
    I have been facing this problem since 14.4 I think. OpenGL windows, most notably blender and chrome, are shifted by a few pixels on the right when maximized. Have they fixed it in this version??



    P.S. OpenCL is very much a requirement for game developers. I've been using blender's opencl accelerated rendering and it is way way faster than the normal CPU rendering. It's not just for bit-coin mining you know!
    I actually haven't had this problem at all. Guess I am lucky . Hope it gets fixed for you.

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  • Espionage724
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    Originally posted by tusharkant15 View Post
    I have been facing this problem since 14.4 I think. OpenGL windows, most notably blender and chrome, are shifted by a few pixels on the right when maximized. Have they fixed it in this version??
    Nope, it isn't fixed. Chrome still gets shifted over to the right when maximized.

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  • tusharkant15
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    Did they fix the bug where maximized gl windows are shifted by a few pixels?

    I have been facing this problem since 14.4 I think. OpenGL windows, most notably blender and chrome, are shifted by a few pixels on the right when maximized. Have they fixed it in this version??



    P.S. OpenCL is very much a requirement for game developers. I've been using blender's opencl accelerated rendering and it is way way faster than the normal CPU rendering. It's not just for bit-coin mining you know!

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  • DanL
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    Originally posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
    I blame the messenger for not pointing out, that there is no change in the changelog. All he did was copy-paste without thinking and without research.
    I blame the cumulative beta changelogs. Hopefully, Michael will be more careful with Catalyst beta changelogs in the future, but you should forgive him since he's probably still adjusting to Catalyst having any changelog at all...

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  • Daktyl198
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    As a future AMD GPU owner, when how goes the plans to use the FOSS kernel-side code on the proprietary driver? I'll probably just end up using the fully FOSS stack either way, but I'm very interested in any improvement to both drivers.

    I can only imagine how much easier it would make development/maintenance in the future for the prop. driver

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  • ChemicalBrother
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    Originally posted by przemoli View Post
    Blame vendor, not messanger.
    I blame the messanger for not pointing out, that there is no change in the changelog. All he did was copypasta without thinking and without research.

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  • ChemicalBrother
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    Originally posted by eydee View Post
    It is actually a new version of 14.6 beta, dated only 3 years ago, probably just released. Care to do some research...
    I did my research, you did not. Yes, there is a new beta driver dated 3 days ago, not years. Also the changelog is the one from the 14.6 driver from over a month ago. They did not change anything in this changelog. That's when I ask "what is REALLY new"?

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  • BSDude
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    Originally posted by przemoli View Post
    yeah, and gamers do not buy AMD, and compute heavy companies do not buy AMD.

    Win, win.


    ...

    (Really, we can get better radeon driver without ever killing Catalyst. Lets pressure AMD to treat both equally.)
    Unless you're one of the big clients of AMD I doubt anything will change. They keep Catalyst around just for the OpenCL thing. As it contains secret sauce to their GPGPU lead over nvidia. Now that RadeonSI is slowly making inroads into feature parity with Catalyst on OpenGL things will change to a degree but not until OpenCL is integrated into RadeonSI. That hopefully will accelerate with the HSA work that AMD has been doing lately.

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