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  • NeoBrain
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    Originally posted by Heiko View Post
    Hah, if you present it like this: who knows I get a nice birthday present too (14th October, that is probably a bit to early for the next release).
    15th October for me, still way too early for a feature release ;-) I expect it about the 23rd.

    Apart from that, I don't care much about OGL 3.0 either as long as there are no apps using it.

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  • Heiko
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    Originally posted by StefanHamminga View Post
    Well, if I have to choose between xserver 1.5 support or opengl 3 I'd take xserver 1.5 support any day!
    You are absolutely right, for most people xserver 1.5 is far more important then OpenGL 3.0. I am using Ubuntu 8.04 with the default 8.6.24-19, so currently I don't have any specific wishes for other kernel/xserver/xorg support (although I might upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 when it arrives, so that would mean I also need support for all these things).

    Originally posted by NeoBrain View Post
    Wow, just read the phoronix article.
    I'm really looking forward to the upcomming 8.10 driver, hoping I'll get XServer 1.5 support on my birthday

    EDIT: @TheWind:
    I'm experiencing the same problem. This doesn't occur with focus blur though...
    Hah, if you present it like this: who knows I get a nice birthday present too (14th October, that is probably a bit to early for the next release).

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  • Pedric
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    changelog

    Interesting things about the changelog/new features:

    I first learned of the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Releases news feed, which states:

    Driver version: 8.532

    NEW FEATURES:
    (1) Production support for Red Flag DT6SP1 and OpenSUSE 11

    ISSUES RESOLVED: (1) Desktop corruption when using full screen Wine application. (2) Compilation issues against Linux kernel 2.6.26. (3) HDMI Audio support on Radeon HD 3100/3200 products. (4) X fails after driver install for Radeon HD 4870 and FireGL V7700. (5) Choppy playback during video playback. (6) Fatal error while restarting X, after resolution change in amdcccle. (7) Segmentation fault when running textured video.

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206..._89_linux.html
    However, on the page that the feed links to, there is no mention of these issues...

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  • NeoBrain
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    Wow, just read the phoronix article.
    I'm really looking forward to the upcomming 8.10 driver, hoping I'll get XServer 1.5 support on my birthday

    EDIT: @TheWind:
    I'm experiencing the same problem. This doesn't occur with focus blur though...
    Last edited by NeoBrain; 18 September 2008, 08:29 AM.

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  • TheWind
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    this release does have improvement against some issue's that came along but an new one of course came up.

    In this case the issue I'm having with this new release is in compiz fusion the alpha blur effect is become the equivalent of the saturation effect.

    So if i have alpha blur enabled just about all my menu's become gray instead of having the blur effect like i had set them to have.

    Another issue is I was being logged out after 3 seconds from these drivers, but that was only after i had logged in and out a few times which in most cases i never do.

    Those are the only ones that are new for me this release.

    Running an IGP 1200 Xpress ( rs690 ) [512 MiB memory shared to this IGP], the rest i don't think matters but AMD64x2 cpu, 2 GiB RAM, and Gigabyte Motherboard on Ubuntu 8.04. If you need more info just say so.

    Actually it's xorg thats crashing nor me being logged out it has the same effect as Ctrl+Alt+Backspace though once it happens once it continuously happens afterwards. This is not limited to repeated logging in and out (thats the easy way to cause this fault) it can happen at random times too.
    Last edited by TheWind; 18 September 2008, 09:57 AM.

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  • StefanHamminga
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    Well, if I have to choose between xserver 1.5 support or opengl 3 I'd take xserver 1.5 support any day!

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  • Heiko
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    OpenGL 3.0 support close?

    I saw that the Windows 8.9 version already supports some extensions for OpenGL 3.0 support (they call it `OpenGL 3.0 support - Phase 1'). Lets hope these new features will soon also arrive for Linux!

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  • ArtX
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    Mhhh last ati drivers include new features but they come with more problems.
    I use only linux and the only app 3d that I use is quake3arena.
    So, with 8.7 I've no problems with q3 (also if there is problems with wine, fixed with this realase, and blender); but with 8.8 I have problems with mouse movements on q3, and with 8.9 now the mouse don't works into the game, and X crash.
    I'm using Debian Lenny realase in an Acer Aspire 5672 with ati raden mobility X1400.
    Now I ordered a new pc with nvidia card, but I hope AMD/ATI will come the best choice for linux users with the future opensource driver.
    Bye

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  • phoronix
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    AMD Catalyst 8.9 Gets WINE Fix, RandR 1.2 Support

    Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 8.9 Gets WINE Fix, RandR 1.2 Support

    Last month with the Catalyst 8.8 Linux driver we finally experienced CrossFire support on Linux as well as OverDrive support. This was one of the most significant driver releases of the year, but it's now time to move on as Catalyst 8.9 has just been released. This new driver update does bring a few exciting changes: the long-awaited WINE fixes, what appears to be RandR 1.2 with accelerated rotation support, and a horde of bug-fixes.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12856

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  • NeoBrain
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    Okay, at least nothing broke for me in 8.9.
    My experiences:
    - screen corruption because of the screen corruption workaround (mode 1361x768), easily fixed though
    - switching from X to VT1 and back works now
    - creating a second X server on VT8 doesn't fail now, but when switching back to the first one the system freezes (Sysrq-able)
    - WINE APPLICATIONS still give this damn libGL error, this one exists like about 10 releases now...
    - Well, I guess this is a limitation of the X server, but firefox scrolling is usuable, but way slower than in windows.
    - And c'mon: Why must the download be 63 MB? It also seems to get bigger with each release, and I often spent 2 hours on downloading & installing just to see that the new driver doesn't offer something useful for me without breaking anything at the same time.

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