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bpl07
September 18th, 2008, 04:00 AM
Looks like intrepid won't ship with a working proprietary driver for ati cards.

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

olskar
September 18th, 2008, 10:40 AM
](*,):(

Sand & Mercury
September 18th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Nice going ATI...

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/60/suicidebp5.gif

eyelessfade
September 18th, 2008, 01:17 PM
I still have the screen corruption with wine. Reverting back to 8.4 *shug*
This is why I have nvidia on my main computer, which also run Ubuntu 8.10.
AMD if you read this. I will _never_ buy a ati card before you gets your drivers at least on pair with nvidia.

thonuz
September 18th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I'm having the same problem on a Toshiba laptop with ATI 3100. An ATI driver automatically installed though, but no compiz on 64. I guess this driver is no good then. Surely there must be a work around for this as going back to 8.4 means no wired or wireless without lots of tweaking.

pro003
September 18th, 2008, 01:49 PM
new ati driver? is there any difference from previous version?

olskar
September 18th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Well, new fglrxdriver to be correct.

Here is list of changes:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_89_linux.html#194695%22


EDIT:

Or check here for a nicer review of the changes
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_catalyst_89_linux&num=1

MadMan2k
September 18th, 2008, 03:21 PM
AMD if you read this. I will _never_ buy a ati card before you gets your drivers at least on pair with nvidia.
well seems like you forgot about the open source radeon drivers which are far beyond what nvidia offers.

Since nvidia will be pretty much ignored when it comes to kernel based modesetting. Ati on the other hand has already something working:
http://airlied.livejournal.com/62269.html

pro003
September 18th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Well, new fglrxdriver to be correct.

Here is list of changes:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_89_linux.html#194695%22


EDIT:

Or check here for a nicer review of the changes
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_catalyst_89_linux&num=1

I asked for some personal experience not links of the release notes, but anyway...I installed it few minutes ago... choppy video is still the main problem for my ubuntu...

olskar
September 18th, 2008, 03:30 PM
They still have a chance to release a driver that fixes these problems, Ubuntu 8.10 is 30:th October and next driver will probably come somewhere between 17:th and 22:th?

eyelessfade
September 18th, 2008, 03:53 PM
well seems like you forgot about the open source radeon drivers which are far beyond what nvidia offers.


When the ati free drivers are working properly I would buy ati yes. But at the moment not even the closed drivers work. :(

gnomeuser
September 18th, 2008, 05:42 PM
When the ati free drivers are working properly I would buy ati yes. But at the moment not even the closed drivers work. :(

Not working, strange I have been using them for years to great success. The support is rapidly expanding to more models.

I am very happy to support a company that actively works to support me. ATI have released specifications and they pay people to work on the free software drivers with the community. I am happy to reward that.

Mazza558
September 18th, 2008, 05:42 PM
They still have a chance to release a driver that fixes these problems, Ubuntu 8.10 is 30:th October and next driver will probably come somewhere between 17:th and 22:th?

It's going to be very tight. That leaves a maximum of 2 weeks to make sure the ATI driver actually works. Maybe we won't get fglrx until the actual final release this time.

plun
September 18th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Santa Claus :)

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-September/007124.html


Description:
fglrx-amdcccle - Catalyst Control Center for the ATI graphics accelerators
fglrx-kernel-source - Kernel module source for the ATI graphics accelerators
fglrx-modaliases - Identifiers supported by the ATI graphics driver
xorg-driver-fglrx - Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators
xorg-driver-fglrx-dev - Video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators (devel files)
Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed: 266956
Changes:
fglrx-installer (2:8.532-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
.
* Add debian/kernel-source-patches/fglrx_8.9_2.6.27.patch
to allow compiling against 2.6.27. (LP: #266956)
* debian/dkms.conf.in:
- Use 2.6.27 patch when building against 2.6.27
* debian/fglrx-kernel-source.install.in:
- Install patches in kernel-source-patches.

olskar
September 18th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Santa Claus :)

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-September/007124.html

:confused:

What? How does this work without xorg 7.4 support? Can someone explain? :)

plun
September 18th, 2008, 07:02 PM
:confused:

What? How does this work without xorg 7.4 support? Can someone explain? :)

I am "nVidia freak" so I don't know :lolflag:...apparently its a patched installer.

Mazza558
September 18th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Santa Claus :)

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2008-September/007124.html

Yay!

So is this coming very soon?

bpl07
September 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Yay!

So is this coming very soon?

The installer is being packaged, but that doesn't mean it will work with xorg7.4/xserver1.5. Here's the bug report, which hasn't been updated:

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/247376

Mazza558
September 18th, 2008, 10:51 PM
The installer is being packaged, but that doesn't mean it will work with xorg7.4/xserver1.5. Here's the bug report, which hasn't been updated:

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/247376

So why is it being packaged if it's not going to work?

olskar
September 18th, 2008, 10:57 PM
So why is it being packaged if it's not going to work?

No, that is not nice, getting our hopes up like that :(

InfinityCircuit
September 18th, 2008, 11:00 PM
They want it to compile against 2.6.27 for people who are using Hardy's xorg in Intrepid.

Nikos.Alexandris
September 19th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Finally, I got pivot working on external monitor under Hardy :D
I also got direct rendering in "clone mode".

ATI X1250, ati proprietary driver 8.9, setting
aticonfig --set-pcs-str="DDX,EnableRandr12,TRUE" as suggested in [1]

Pivot works best for me using the grandr tool. One thing that is annoying is that when turning off the laptop display and using the full screen rotated "left" external monitor, refreshing (rendering?) is very slow.

[1] http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_catalyst_89_linux&num=1