I feel like those of us with cards <Radeon 2000 are in something similar to the "digital transition" phase going on around the world, except this time our graphics cards are becoming obsolete instead of antennas. Where's my upgrade coupons, AMD?
Anyways, neat comparison with the composite support, it looks so much better now.
So the "transparent splashscreen and then crazy cursor"-bug is gone? Interesting, it still exists in "9.4beta"...
Originally Posted by energyman
Another bug I'd really really love to get fixed soon is the support for about *any* tv-app without fighting with xorg.conf (which didn't even help me, so I have to use xawtv in a 300*200 window without XV)
I'm using KDE in Ubuntu 8.10, is anyone else here getting the "black flicker" bug where a quick black flicker shows up every few seconds and your system pauses (hangs?) while it's there?
Just switched to nvidia 2 weeks ago. Sorry ATI, you are too late.
For me this release is about perfect, it solve the last few bug I have until now, I have activated again Kwin composition by default. Congratulation AMD!
Using: Ubuntu 8.10, KDE 4.2.1, Radeon 3850.
- resizing window with Kwin is now smooth.
- no more flicker in windowed OpenGL application with Kwin. GoogleEarth run perfect.
- no more black window in Wine OpenGL application. I can get SketchUp running with Wine 1.1.17
Kaffeine works fine (or atleast worked fine the last time I tried) if you don't use Xv. But I guess OpenGl is a viable option now even with compositing enabled.
Originally Posted by TheK
The problem with tv+Xv is that fglrx horribly crashes the Xserver whenever any Xine-based media-player tries to play back an interlaced video (Bug). This can be worked around by enabling deinterlacing sometimes (in Kaffeine this worked for me for a few channels, but not all).
really the best fglrx release ever
everything works quite fine (radeon hd4870, ubuntu8.10x64, gnome+compiz)
@Thingy if your mouse still moves you should be able to do sysrq-key dance. e-i-u-b that should reduce the 'trashing'.
@Thek I am using tvtime. No 'fighting' with xorg.conf. xawtv stopped working for me a long time ago
Wow, glxgears now doesn't flicker so badly anymore. Instead it just totally messes up my screen, with parts of windows all over the place and only killing X helps. Never seen anything like it. Video's unchanged: xv is out of place and sometimes crashes X. Somehow my amazement over this release damped down quite quickly. Too bad no one at ATI cares to look at their Linux bug tracker, otherwise I'd complain where this belongs.
Somehow it seems that Catalyst starts working for me again while at the same time it stops working for other people every 3 or 4 releases