looks like developers had enough time to introduce new stuff into the driver, instead of usual maintenance releases. that probably means that there are less and less issues with the driver, and they actually have time for implementing new features.
Priver installed on ubuntu 8.04 / ati mobility 9700
- X server runs twice
- flickering with Texture Video enable/disable when i have compiz enabled and i'm watching video not fullscreen
- X freeze when i restart gdm or try to switch from text console to desktop and vice versa
I've had success with installing by just running ./ati-driver-installer-8-6-x86.x86_64.run.
It opened up a nice gui and ran fine from there.
I've seen remarkable improvement with the games I play, Tremulous, Sauerbraten and Savage2. I no longer get lockups and I've seen higher fps counts as well.
The only thing that stops me from saying the ati drivers are peachy is the pixelation/distortion that others have mentioned. For me, it is new to this release and only effects mythtv and need for speed through wine.
I came across from being a dedicated nvidia person. I knew the road would be rocky but have enjoyed the journey. Top work fellas.
Amd Athlon x2 6000+
Using the 3200 IGP for now.
dual-head works again - now please give us XRANDR!
On my T60 with Mobility X1300 dual-head now works again, also when driving two screens from the docking station. Cool! I have an asymmetric screen setup, screen 1 with 1680x1050 and screen 2 with 1280x1024, which was causing problems with 8-5. Good to see that fixed!
Now, all I'm missing is full support of XRANDR! It makes the life of a laptop user so much easier, especially when using a projector for presentations (which I do quite often). I need to switch screens and resolutions without rebooting, and aticonfig and amdcccle do a bad job here. Moreover, they're difficult to use, in particular compared to what I'm used from radeonhd (with full XRANDR support). The only reason I do not use radeonhd is that it doesn't have acpi support, and I can't dim the backlight when on battery.
Overall the situation for ati users has improved a lot over the last few months. A big THANK YOU to ati/amd, and an even bigger KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
My praise was too quick... about 5 min after sending off the previous post, my screen was corrupted all over when starting up powerpoint through crossover office. Looked much like the blocky or pixellated corruption that was reported earlier in this thread.