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  • I can't enable desktop effects under Ubuntu with 7.12

    It was working great under 7.11 .......

    Compositing and AIGLX are still set to on in the xorg.conf and in compiz fglrx is still whitelisted and the blacklist is set to ""

    Did they break something with dual screens? Or do the almighty ATI gods hate me?

    Any ideas?

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    • Well this new driver is running right now on my mandriva free 2008.

      Here are the few improvement I have notice:

      No more blinking when I run an OpenGl game with compiz-fusion. = better performance.

      Once I had figure that I had different version of the kernel-devel package. I was able to install this driver.

      This is my xorg.conf file. This file was not alter in anyway by me it was created when the driver was installed. I didn't tweaked or anything. I hope this could be useful to someone who is having problem getting this driver to work.



      # File generated by XFdrake (rev 230776)
      # ************************************************** ********************
      # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
      # this file.
      # ************************************************** ********************

      Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier "layout1"
      Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
      InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
      InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
      EndSection

      Section "Files"
      EndSection

      Section "Module"
      Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
      Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
      Load "extmod"
      Load "type1"
      Load "freetype"
      Load "glx" # 3D layer
      Load "dri" # direct rendering
      EndSection

      Section "ServerFlags"

      #DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
      #DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
      # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
      Option "allowmouseopenfail"
      EndSection

      Section "InputDevice"
      Identifier "Keyboard1"
      Driver "kbd"
      Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
      Option "XkbLayout" "ca"
      Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
      EndSection

      Section "InputDevice"
      Identifier "Mouse1"
      Driver "mouse"
      Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
      Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
      EndSection

      Section "Monitor"

      # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
      # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
      Identifier "monitor1"
      VendorName "Plug'n Play"
      ModelName "IBM G97"
      HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
      VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
      ModeLine "768x576" 50.0 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
      ModeLine "768x576" 63.1 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
      EndSection

      Section "Monitor"
      Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
      Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
      Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
      Option "DPMS" "true"
      EndSection

      Section "Device"
      Identifier "device1"
      Driver "ati"
      VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
      BoardName "ATI Radeon 9500 - X850"
      Option "DPMS"
      Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"
      EndSection

      Section "Device"
      Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
      Driver "fglrx"
      EndSection

      Section "Screen"
      Identifier "screen1"
      Device "device1"
      Monitor "monitor1"
      DefaultDepth 24
      SubSection "Display"
      Depth 8
      Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
      EndSubSection
      SubSection "Display"
      Depth 15
      Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
      EndSubSection
      SubSection "Display"
      Depth 16
      Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
      EndSubSection
      SubSection "Display"
      Depth 24
      Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
      EndSubSection
      EndSection

      Section "Screen"
      Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
      Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
      Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
      DefaultDepth 24
      SubSection "Display"
      Viewport 0 0
      Depth 24
      EndSubSection
      EndSection

      Section "Extensions"
      Option "Composite"
      EndSection
      This is the install log:

      [Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
      [Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
      [Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
      ATI module generator V 2.0
      ==========================
      initializing...
      cleaning...
      patching 'highmem.h'...
      assuming new VMA API since we do have kernel 2.6.x...
      Assuming default VMAP API
      Assuming default munmap API
      doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
      make -C /lib/modules/2.6.22.12-desktop-1mdv/build SUBDIRS=/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x modules
      make[1]: entrant dans le r?pertoire ? /usr/src/linux-2.6.22.12-desktop-1mdv ?
      CC [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ?__ke_request_irq?:
      /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2947: attention : ?deprecated_irq_flag? is deprecated (declared at include/linux/interrupt.h:66)
      LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.o
      Building modules, stage 2.
      MODPOST 1 modules
      CC /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.mod.o
      LD [M] /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/2.6.x/fglrx.ko
      make[1]: quittant le r?pertoire ? /usr/src/linux-2.6.22.12-desktop-1mdv ?
      build succeeded with return value 0
      duplicating results into driver repository...
      done.
      ==============================
      - recreating module dependency list
      - trying a sample load of the kernel modules
      failed.
      [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.

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      • [Error] Kernel Module : Failed to install compiled kernel module - please consult readme.
        are you really sure to have installed the driver?! from this error to me it seems that the module wasn't installed...

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        • Yes it is working

          glxinfo is OK
          the ati catalyst control center is OK
          Doom3 , glxgears, fgl_glxgears compiz-fusion all work very well.

          I know that the error message is troubling but I assure you that it is install and working.

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          • Maybe my problem was envy?

            I found the solution on the ubuntu forums for those who are interested... it might even be earlier in this thread I didn't read the whole thing, 19 pages is a lot.

            http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=re..._1c4maXU6Iet8A

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            • fglrx 7.12

              Walk into any computer shop in the developed world and they will be able to sell you any of a dozen different models of 22" LCD of 1680x1050, for the budget minded they might stock a 20" model. Ask for a 1280x1024 model and they will smile and say they might have some old stock at another store. AMD - to bring out a driver that cannot drive the most common resolution in all new computers should never have been allowed. When AMD announced that it was open sourcing I purchased an ASUS M2A-VM HDMI mainboard with inbuilt x1250 graphics and a Viewsonic 22" widescreen LCD thinking that the drivers would quickly catch up. Thanks for the Christmas present Ho Ho Ho Hum. My wife has an old machine with a NVidia 5200 and she has Compiz, plays sharp videos with Xv, wobbly windows etc, I sit and wait just for sharp video playback (it used to work well then AVIVO support disappeared). I hope the RadeonHD driver improves quickly or I will be chucking the mainboard for an Intel one.

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              • radeonhd can do better than avivo

                also try xf86-video-ati, which has drm support already (requires git version mesa/drm r500-support branch)

                video play back works for me, with radeonhd or the radeon driver. just no xvideo support. I use : mplayer -zoom -vo x11

                sorry to hear another ati victim.

                Originally posted by grege View Post
                Walk into any computer shop in the developed world and they will be able to sell you any of a dozen different models of 22" LCD of 1680x1050, for the budget minded they might stock a 20" model. Ask for a 1280x1024 model and they will smile and say they might have some old stock at another store. AMD - to bring out a driver that cannot drive the most common resolution in all new computers should never have been allowed. When AMD announced that it was open sourcing I purchased an ASUS M2A-VM HDMI mainboard with inbuilt x1250 graphics and a Viewsonic 22" widescreen LCD thinking that the drivers would quickly catch up. Thanks for the Christmas present Ho Ho Ho Hum. My wife has an old machine with a NVidia 5200 and she has Compiz, plays sharp videos with Xv, wobbly windows etc, I sit and wait just for sharp video playback (it used to work well then AVIVO support disappeared). I hope the RadeonHD driver improves quickly or I will be chucking the mainboard for an Intel one.

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                • Originally posted by chrisr View Post
                  I am currently back to the 7-11 version. (I have a FireGL V5250 in a Thinkpad T60p, BTW.)
                  Does 7.11 give any REAL advantages over 8.42.3? I went back to 8.42.3 on my T60p since I already had a FireGl-hack for it. But if 7.11 fixes the SLUB/suspend problem, I might try it. Suspend/resume is the only thing that I'm really missing?

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                  • Bourne Dead.

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                    • It is true that the driver is not perfect but I have a lot less bug than in the 7.11.
                      • I still have some strange kind of watermark in the down right corner that come after some time. And some times the same thing on the mice pointer. But in all this happen less often than in the 7.11 version.

                      • I do not have the so called "wide screen" bug. I have a 1280x800 native resolution on my notebook.

                      • No more glitch in dual screen.

                      • The only thing that bother me is that it does not one to be uninstalled... Luckily it agree to be reinstalled!!!

                        (I have installed the drive with the deb generated by the ati installer)
                        1. sudo apt-get remove *fglrx-*
                          =>xorg-driver-fglrx is the culprit (I forgot the error message)
                        2. I also try to do the following command but it did not change a thing :
                          sudo /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
                      Last edited by shreg; 12-23-2007, 07:06 AM.

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