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  • Originally posted by pali View Post
    For codenames look at: http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#index5h2
    ARUBA is Northern Islands
    Espionage724 has two NI GPUs (integrated / discrete) and wants to find which NI GPU is running.

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    • Hmm, so I tried to enable the use of Glamor, but was only presented with a black screen and mouse pointer. Glamor loads properly it seems by looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log. I heard that Glamor might be incompatible with X Server 1.13 though (I have 1.13.3), is this true?

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      • Originally posted by pali View Post
        @oibaf: Is radeonsi dri driver supported by your ppa (for precise or other versions)? And is opengl working?
        It is currently working OK (I am on raring, though, with a Radeon HD 7870). However, since a few days ago there is a stability problem for any time you launch a 3D app (e.g. games) the GPU hangs. It seems the devs are aware and looking into it (see https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=68984 , comment 16. I'm not sure whether there is a proper bug filed against libdrm or mesa. I'll check). I have reverted to the mesa 20 August build and am waiting for that problem to be solved.

        With radeonsi quite a few steam games work, some don't launch and others crash (check, for instance https://bugs.freedesktop.org/buglist...i&product=Mesa), but frankly the driver is improving quite quickly.

        If you have anough HDD space you can always set up a dual boot (Ubuntu 12.04 + Ubuntu 13.04) with a shared home directory for minimum hassle (I have that with 12.04+Catalyst and 13.04+oibaf's ppa builds).

        Regards

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        • I do not want to install ubuntu dualboot and rebooting everytime I need someting to do with graphics. Rather I will wait until @oibaf prepare packages also for ubuntu 12.04. And also if there are above problems card is not usable now. So also need to wait until above problems will be fixed.

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          • Originally posted by oibaf View Post
            Try again this PPA, hopefully the wayland problem should be fixed. Let me know if there are problems (e.g. error installing packages): https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/test/
            It simply doesn't work for me, I lost the bordes( bordi...) of the windows..., I will wait for now, I don't have any hurry

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            • Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
              It simply doesn't work for me, I lost the bordes( bordi...) of the windows..., I will wait for now, I don't have any hurry
              Did the packages install cleanly? You lose the borders in KDE?

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              • Originally posted by oibaf View Post
                Did the packages install cleanly? You lose the borders in KDE?
                Yes exactly, first of all I did an ppa-purge of xorg edgers. Reboot, all run fine. Later I add your ppa, and update, dist-upgrade, reboot, no effects , no bordes in kde, with unity all run fine! When I see on muon, I see that I have installed wayland 1.0.5, can be this the problem o.o?

                I have kde 4.11 on kubuntu 13.04.

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                • Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
                  Yes exactly, first of all I did an ppa-purge of xorg edgers. Reboot, all run fine. Later I add your ppa, and update, dist-upgrade, reboot, no effects , no bordes in kde, with unity all run fine! When I see on muon, I see that I have installed wayland 1.0.5, can be this the problem o.o?

                  I have kde 4.11 on kubuntu 13.04.
                  I forget to say that you should enable both PPAs (https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/graphics-drivers/ and https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/test/). Can you also post the output of:
                  apt-cache rdepends libwayland0 libwayland-client0 libwayland-server0 libwayland-dev libwayland-cursor0
                  with kde 4.11 installed?

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                  • Originally posted by oibaf View Post
                    I forget to say that you should enable both PPAs (https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/graphics-drivers/ and https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/test/). Can you also post the output of:

                    with kde 4.11 installed?
                    I will try now

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                    • Originally posted by oibaf View Post
                      Try again this PPA, hopefully the wayland problem should be fixed. Let me know if there are problems (e.g. error installing packages): https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/test/
                      I missed this message. I will give it a try tonight to see if it works. At least, by looking at the build log, libwayland-egl.so is included in the libegl-drivers package. I could not get that library compiled when trying to build your mesa ppa source package with libwayland-*-1.2 from your test ppa... I just don't know why, even though I uncommented the debian/rules line relating to wayland as an egl platform.

                      Regards

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