Same with me and the 790GX. No Christmas miracle for me here.
I guess I'll just have to give up Linux completely until they are ready with HTPC-level features. Currently I look in on this site and OpenSUSE's radeonhd development list daily but now I wonder if it really is worth it. Maybe once a month...
ahhaah then people over say I should stop talking bad about AMD drivers. lol I won't even try to update the driver, I already know there is a 70% chance it's gonna mess up my system.
Option "AccelMethod" "exa"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
Option "TexturedVideo" "On"
# 0 - basic, 1 - better, 2 compat (for Wine)
Option "UseFastTLS" "1"
Option "Textured2D" "on"
# forced turned off so TextureVideo is used
Option "VideoOverlay" "Off"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "Off"
# enabled disables 3D in some cases
Option "Composite" "On"
Option "RENDER" "On"
Option "XVideo" "On"
In xorg.conf solved the problem here. Running xorg 7.3 with 8.10 works well, 8.11 on gentoo 64bit is unstable.
Last edited by eddt; 12-10-2008 at 07:11 PM.
I was going to get an HTPC for living room and was keep looking various 780G motherboards for the past 2 months.
But, after 2 years of disappointment of FGLRX (start with X1900 era) and recent not so great announcements, I went to buy a GeForce 6100 motherboard.
1. Saved $$$ - Gigabyte 6100: $80 vs Abit 780G $120
2. Saved hassles - nVidia driver works great at everything, fglrx keeps messing up
3. I am overall happier.
Although I have been buying Radeons for the past 2 years, I've always been suffering from the Linux driver issues. My main rig with Radeon 4850 can't even watch video with compiz enabled so I have to keep switching it on, off, on, off, .... If this card doesn't have proper support when it passes its service life, I will indeed go to nvidia and never look back. Sure 9800GTX is slower and GTX260/280 more expensive, but I'd rather having a slower system (is it really slower under Linux?!?!) or spend several more hundred bucks to buy happiness!
Last edited by FunkyRider; 12-10-2008 at 07:16 PM.
One question to Michael:
What do you mean by:
could you explain this clearly?...there is improved video playback support in a composited environment ...
I will of course try when I get home, but does anyone know if the 'no glxfbconfigs' error is fixed with a recent ( ie 1.5.x ) xserver and compiz? The release notes say that only xserver versions up to 1.4 are supported, so I assume not?
Anyway, here's hoping we'll get that r600 code release Christmas present everyone's been crossing their fingers for.
I actually get crystal clear 1080p playback with zero tearing using opengl through mplayer, but TV playback is near-useless with all the tearing. I'll post back if any of these work for me, though.
2D and 3D work fine but Xv definitively needs improvement. I don't use any fancy 3D desktop effects but when playing a movie I can still see the effects of tearing in scenes with fast motion, not much but very annoying nevertheless.