AMD & NVIDIA's Linux Control Panels
Phoronix: AMD & NVIDIA's Linux Control Panels
It was a year ago that AMD had replaced its aging FireGL Control Panel inside its Linux driver with the AMDCCCLE, or AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition. Since that time, this Catalyst Control Center for Linux continues to mature with a few new features being added here and there, and version 2.0 could in fact be introduced in an upcoming release. At the same time, the control panel utility that ships with NVIDIA's binary driver, nvidia-settings, has stayed more or less the same for the past few years with only a few minor revisions. How do these two Linux control panels compare though when it comes to the features? For this article we have put AMDCCCLE and nvidia-settings side-by-side to compare and contrast both utilities.
Maybe a must have feature is ... just work!
Well.. here's my wishlist for the amdcccle. It should work! It doesn't work here correctly.
It shows me my two screends (notebook and external) but it completely messes up both screens no matter what options I choose.
Asus Z9252Va (ATI Mobility Radeon X700) (1280x800)
Samsung SyncMaster 205BW (1680x1050)
I want the Samsung monitor to be right of the notebook panel (twinview like). Under windows this works flawlessly and I simply can't understand why AMD doesn't get such a simple thing right! Afaik this is easily possible with most other drivers (with 2 x-screens)
control panel for the OSS driver
I'm wondering if AMD is planing to release a control panel for the open-source driver. Release the appropriate API and/or source code for their existing control panel, so people can use it with OSS drivers, for instance.
by the way, I have an nvidia nv28 and most of the options shown here are missing (apart from the PowerMizer, the rest should have been available). It seems that nvidia isn't back-porting those features for their legacy cards...