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  • Gerii
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    They also released a new APU driver today: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-arti...-software.aspx

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  • bridgman
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    If you had kernel modesetting disabled the 1024x768 res wouldn't surprise me, I think you get the VESA driver.

    Thought the URL=>moderation thing only happened for the first few posts -- until it gets cleared up, maybe separate the URLs into two parts -- a description of the site (probably without the http) and then the specifics of what you pasted (that can be added to the URL for the site) ?

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  • splice42
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Hold on, are we talking in 2 different threads ?
    Yes, so I'm trying to keep it in the OSS thread in the forum. I'm sorry if there are delays in my replies, they keep getting shuttled to the moderation queue. I thought that was only the first 5 posts but here we are. Hopefully that'll end soon. Anyway, I'm continuing in the OSS driver forum.

    EDIT: Since this post went right through, I guess it's the URLs that make them go to the moderation queue. That's unfortunate, since I don't really want to post long logs inline. There's a post waiting to be approved with the LiveCD information I collected. Spoiler alert: it used the OSS driver, but there was no hardware acceleration and I was stuck in 1024x768.

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  • bridgman
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    Hold on, are we talking in 2 different threads ?

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by splice42 View Post
    If you mean I should remove the oibaf PPA entirely and use default drivers, no, that's a complete no-go. There is no support for A10-7850K (kaveri) in the non-oibaf OSS radeon drivers. I absolutely, 100% need the oibaf drivers, at least as far as I've been led to believe.
    This is simply not true.

    Once you have everything working the oibaf PPA can give you improvements but the 14.04 release has full (again with the possible exception of video) acceleration support for Kaveri.

    Maybe you're thinking of 13.10, where you did need a lot of updates to get an accelerated stack ?
    Last edited by bridgman; 22 August 2014, 02:52 AM.

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  • Espionage724
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    Originally posted by xtachx View Post
    Try installing Fedora. In my experiance, fedora's support for open drivers are a lot better than others simply because the kernel they use is much newer (6 months ahead sometimes) from Ubuntu.
    Or if you want to use Ubuntu, could just grab a newer mainline kernel from: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=M;O=D

    Can even use daily kernels if you dare

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  • xtachx
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    Try installing Fedora. In my experiance, fedora's support for open drivers are a lot better than others simply because the kernel they use is much newer (6 months ahead sometimes) from Ubuntu.

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  • splice42
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    It would help if you could provide more details re: what "not working" means. Right now it's not clear whether there is a fundamental problem (no acceleration)
    I thought I had included the basic details in my post, but yeah, no acceleration at all. I did mention software rendering a couple of times in my post..

    At any rate since it's supposed to be easy and straightforward, I'll try again and document everything then post in the open-source subforum some time in the next few days.

    Please start with the vanilla install before adding any additional PPAs.
    By definition, that's how I built my system. If you mean I should remove the oibaf PPA entirely and use default drivers, no, that's a complete no-go. There is no support for A10-7850K (kaveri) in the non-oibaf OSS radeon drivers. I absolutely, 100% need the oibaf drivers, at least as far as I've been led to believe.

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  • bridgman
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    It would help if you could provide more details re: what "not working" means. Right now it's not clear whether there is a fundamental problem (no acceleration) or whether there is a specific issue with XBMC. A good in-between step would to to check the GL renderer line from glxinfo.

    Please start with the vanilla install before adding any additional PPAs.

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  • splice42
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    Guess I'll try again this week and document my almost certain failure. Will post after that, probably in the OSS forum.

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