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February 17th, 2009, 11:16 AM

Will this make it into Jaunty?

February 17th, 2009, 12:33 PM
I am sorry to say no.

it is already in... :D

February 17th, 2009, 10:29 PM
I thought I heard that fglrx 9.1 was not compatible with the xserver 1.6 included in Jaunty.

Does fglrx 9.1 really runs under Jaunty ?

Thanks for any input, that's the last thing I'm waiting for before switching to Jaunty :)

February 18th, 2009, 02:15 AM
No, it's not compatible. If you look at the changelog for the fglrx driver package (http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/restricted/f/fglrx-installer/fglrx-installer_8.573-0ubuntu4/changelog) it has this:

fglrx-installer (2:8.573-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

* New upstream release. (9-1).
- This release still does *not* meet the Xorg server 1.6 ABI.
It is being uploaded to ensure that there are no other integration
related issues that come up.

-- Mario Limonciello <superm1@ubuntu.com> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:37:38 -0600

The updates since then have not been significant.
Things seem to work fine for me for every day desktop use with the open source driver, though. I don't play any games or anything like that. Only thing that's a little funny is Skype video.

February 18th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Does the RadeonHd driver allows to use any kind of 3d acceleration for desktop compositing (compiz) with rv770 (4800 series) ?

February 18th, 2009, 04:35 PM
No, not quite yet. There is an experimental branch available for testing:


February 23rd, 2009, 01:28 PM
Yeah, I read that changelog, but looked at the package version number, so was confused.

Thanks. I was just curious, but I don't need it, because after upgrading to Intrepid, I found out my graphic card finally worked with an out-of-the-box open-source driver.