According to some google research it seems that some other people have the same problem, but I couldn't gather enough information to start bug hunting (could be something else in the system, too).
Well i dont think that using Ubuntu is best as it always runs with compiz... Ok, fullscreen they most likely turn composite off.
Then their point of view is simply wrong, in their eyes I should be a customer that has already spend hundreds of Euros to buy their hardware that is now seriously pissed off by them and won't do that again.Quote:
In their eyes, you're like someone at a restaraunt who is complaining that your coffee is too hot.
Please, come back to reality.
But - as I said - I'm using Gentoo, starting TF2 on Ubuntu was just a test.
But now that you're mentioning it: while I tried different window managers (Xfwm, Openbox and Kwin) I never attempted to run TF2 in fullscreen mode as I'm not used to that anymore. I will try that one now and report back later, when I had a chance to get a deeper look into it.
Patches are already out there and pretty trivial for 3.7 and 3.8.
On a proper package management this should take you only about a minute to apply and rebuild. I agree with you that it should be amd's job to make it work. But it's not that your card is unusable in the meantime, you just have to apply a little patch yourself.
And amd could say that it's your own fault for running a bleeding edge distribution. If you have a look at the release notes: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...easeNotes.aspx
You see the following paragraph:
You are trying to use it on an "unsupported" system.Quote:
Linux Distributions Supported:
The latest version of the AMD Catalyst Linux software suite is designed to support the following Linux distributions:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux suite 5.7, 5.8, 6.2 and 6.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP4 and 11 SP2
OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1
I agree with ChrisXY.
While I'm using Gentoo testing branch (aka bleeding edge) I can't expect that AMD is going to support every single distribution out there. However, I never had a problem to get fglrx up and running as the Gentoo maintainers are great and fast responding, patching the drivers to work with the newest kernel and x-server.
That's the price we pay for not being on a mainstream distribution, it's our sole choice, so we have to live with any disadvantage that may arise from our decision.
I doubt the drivers can be patched for a newer Xorg, but if they can, this is very interesting!
I could swear that this must be the case as I remember that I had to downgrade my x-server version before to use the AMD drivers. Now I'm using the newest available version and don't have to do that anymore.
So I'm not absolutely sure on that part (it could have other reasons).
The point is only one thing that prevents the driver from running, it is the kernel. If AMD needs 3 months to allow a simple patch to be integrated into the installer then something on their side is seriously wrong and we have to tell them that it is.
So I will adhere to my decision: AMD, as long as you are so fucked up I will not spend one cent on your hardware and I will not recommend to buy AMD video hardware to Linux users.
Since my laptop (not meant for hardcore gaming) needs to be replaced anyways I will look for Intel hardware this time and the HD6870 will be replaced with a Nvidia card as soon I have some leftover money.