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    Re: ATi Open drivers are comming of age... :)

    Probably should have posted on this thread but I was excited.. anyway http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...93#post8450093 for some info on getting 3D under open-source drivers. Tested in Karmic on a ATI HD4570 and I think it'll probably work on anything HD3000/4000 series. Good luck chaps..

    Quote Originally Posted by Me, on the other thread
    Procedure:
    1. System -> Hardware Drivers -> Deactivate any ATI drivers and restart
    2. Go to http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32/
    3. Download and execute the following (in this order, switch to 64 if need be)
    - linux-headers...all.deb
    - linux-headers..generic..i386.deb
    - linux-image....i386.deb
    4. Restart
    5. Add the xorg-edgers PPA (https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa), update, upgrade.
    6. Reboot.
    7. Profit.

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    Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd King View Post
    Far as I know HD3000 and 4000 series is good but the only way is to try it and see. Maybe install on a flash drive (clean) and run from there, see how it goes. If it plays nice, then try it on your main box. As I say, it's bumped stability right up for me, 32 is a fantastic kernel, and could be a real big deal for linux, the time when all 3 graphics cards have quality driver support.
    Maybe I'll get around to testing it on my 4850 sometime soon. Looks promising.

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    Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    Unluckly, this don't fix the situation for some legacy ATI.. my [Radeon Mobility 7500] still crashes Googleeart and so, go on (blender&co).

    I had to force a revert back to x-retro ppa repository.


    Now I've a problem, each time I try a apt-get upgrade it ask me to update all the xorg from ~xorg-edgers repository.
    How can I avoid that?
    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-retro/ubuntu karmic main
    #deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    These are the ppa lines in my sources.list.
    Sorry for my bad English
    Before buy Check your hardware is compatible on Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List.

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    Question Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    I'd appreciate any info about gaming performance with ATI HD 3xxx, I have ATI HD 3300(not high-end I know) and I'm not satisfied with the performance of ATI's proprietary Linux drivers(FPS is significantly better on Windows using the same card)
    Diaa Sami

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    Talking Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd King View Post
    So I've been having nightmares with 2.6.31 and tried 2.6.30 with the same problem, my wi-fi kept locking the system. 2.6.32 fixes that, but even better, it gives me open source ATI drivers and lovely 3D with no proprietary driver. Absolutely superb it is too, Compiz is flying around nicely, will test some games later but it feels very snappy. Btw it's not compatible with the proprietary ATI drivers which is why I tried the open ones. I'm glad I did now!

    I've run the usual crash conditions and it coped fine so it looks good.

    Procedure:
    1. System -> Hardware Drivers -> Deactivate any ATI drivers and restart
    2. Go to http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32/
    3. Download and execute the following (in this order, switch to 64 if need be)
    - linux-headers...all.deb
    - linux-headers..generic..i386.deb
    - linux-image....i386.deb
    4. Restart
    5. Add the xorg-edgers PPA (https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa), update, upgrade.
    6. Reboot.
    7. Profit.
    Thanks by the way
    Registered Linux user,number 507113.02-01-2013: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO 785G |Athlon 2 X4 640|4 GiB DDR|1 TiB SATA2|Radeon HD 6570(HDMI)|Realtek 7.1 HDMI audio|Gigabit Lan|Kubuntu 12.10 Quanzal AMD64

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    Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    I need more crack on my cornflakes^H^H^H xorg, is there a way to get mpx on karmic?

    BTW is the 2.6.32 important? I'm still struggling with an audio problem (custom kernel, probably my fault), but i get ~100/200FPS on 2.6.31 on an old internal card (RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M])

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    Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    I'm typing this in Windows. I installed and rebooted. I get a boot screen, a very small text error at the bottom, then a black screen.

    Guess I'll have to reinstall Ubuntu.

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    Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    I'm sorry, but I think KSM was a MUCH more important addition to this kernel than anything else.


    my .02
    "Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech

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    Re: Kernel 2.6.32 + Open ATI Drivers (with 3d) = Win

    Quote Originally Posted by toupeiro View Post
    I'm sorry, but I think KSM was a MUCH more important addition to this kernel than anything else.


    my .02
    KSM has got a lot of hype but the performance difference between 2.6.32 and 2.6.31 for graphics is minimal. KSM is only being used to stopping flickering when you switch to/from xorg (with the downside being an xorg lockup can now lock up your kernel). It's the work being done on the xorg-radeon drivers that makes all the difference. Don't get me wrong ksm is a nice feature but IMHO it's getting way too much hype.

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    Re: ATi Open drivers are comming of age... :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd King View Post
    Probably should have posted on this thread but I was excited.. anyway http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...93#post8450093 for some info on getting 3D under open-source drivers. Tested in Karmic on a ATI HD4570 and I think it'll probably work on anything HD3000/4000 series. Good luck chaps..
    This is where you should have posted, it is what this thread is all about!

    The incorporation of the GPU suport into the kernel & mesa started happening in the .31 kernel, & will continue in coming kernels.

    Most of us don't know just what results to expect for our ATi GPU until the kernel is released & people like you report on the experience.

    Great news.

    I'll investigate at to whether the 2000 series (which I'm using) has support.

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