Really regretting buying AMD laptop right now
Based on all the great announcements on Phoronix and an ignorant assumption that ATI would at least have to put out something comparable to NVIDIAs binary driver, I bought a notebook with an HD2600 in it. The stability level of the fglrx driver has been pathetic compared to NVIDIA. With each new release I cross my fingers. This morning I installed the "christmas present", 7.12 and my machine is F&#(!d. Scrolling is the slowest yet , possibly worse than the vesa driver. The fans won't shut off (in the past two versions it was okay). AMD should handover their driver to radeonHD, this is a joke. Now I'll be even more emphatic that friends buying machines to run Linux get an NVIDIA based card.
Dual-head screen resolution issues
I'm running a Radeon HD 2600 XT with 7.12 on gutsy x86_64. Dual-headed 'one big desktop' was working just fine with 8.42.3 on these two. Since installing the new driver, however, my widescreen area comes up as 2560x1024, and I'm left with non-native resolution on both of my screens. There doesn't seem to be a way to change this either via aticonfig yields
The release notes didn't indicate a problem at this resolution. Anyone have any suggestions? My xorg.conf hasn't changed since 8.42.3, though I've messed around with creating new ones with poor results.
Error: Section # expected
aticonfig: parsing the command-line failed.