Okay, with the F8 packages not working I used the "normal" installer, and I'm quite surprised. No squeezed screen, no watermark, 3d accel working (not tested on second XServer though), switching VT working, etc!
However, the Wine libGL bug is still not fixed and I still have 2 X processes running. 2D accel hasn't improved much either.
HOWEVER, I now can resize windows while using compiz without lags, so upgrading was good for me this time as this was one thing that really disturbed me!
Great release for me, keep on with the good work AMD!
EDIT: Oh yeah, Got around 10% better FPS on Neverball, too. Ain't too much, especially because Neverball isn't such a high end game, but any improvement is better than none
I always love new ati driver releases. it's like going to a casino. you enter without knowing how much money you will have when you go out. (you never know how many bugs they fixed and introduced at the same time ).
Hey, icon corruption is gone now.
But video playback seems to have broken.
In any case, I've updated my installer script for the 'buntus, which can be found here.
EDIT: Yep, looks like it made 3D totally unusable. Tried Sauerbraten, and it does this weird split-screen checkerboard thingy. I can see everything, but it's completely unplayable.
Maybe a problem somewhere with endian-ness? Just a shot in the dark... Screenshots come out normal, so a picture here. (This happens to everything on-screen until I close Sauerbraten.)
Oh yeah, and the Phoronix article says it doesn't support Xorg 7.4/X server 1.5, which is what I'm running... The last driver worked fine.
I'm stuck using an nvidia card at the moment and won't get my RMA back until next week. Can anyone test game performance and stability with these? Also, try making changes in CCC and then launch a game. I'm interested in knowing if they fixed a major regression with opengl that I was experiencing before.
Hmm Xv is ok again (it hung the player for me with 8.5). Game performance seems pretty good, better than 8.5. Some 3D applications segfault on exit (mplayer, world of padman). They can be killed without creating further problems, but still quite annoying. This is with RS690 onboard graphics.
With the catalyst 8.6 and my radeon HD3450, I don't have any artefacts in Game (Nexuiz) and any problems with TV display. To conclude, I don't have any problems with the amdcccle (5 seconds refreshing). I'm lucky
The new amdxmm.so module and the atiode, atiodcli programs aren't being packaged either!
Once installed, the biggest problem I have found so far is that the X server is still crashing when xine reaches the end of a video file. This is related to Xv; there is still some illegal memory access in a memcpy() somewhere in the glesx.so module.
Running the xscreensaver OpenGL hacks from the command line isn't releasing the command prompt when I quit the hack either. Most odd...