Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Xorg 1.6 support in fglrx

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dunblane
    Posts
    17

    Default Xorg 1.6 support in fglrx

    Does any version of fglrx support Xorg 1.6? It's that the new Ubuntu is coming out with Xorg 1.6 and I'd like to know if I should event attempt the upgrade...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gzunk View Post
    Does any version of fglrx support Xorg 1.6? It's that the new Ubuntu is coming out with Xorg 1.6 and I'd like to know if I should event attempt the upgrade...
    Do you mean xserver 1.6 or Xorg 7.5?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Toronto-ish
    Posts
    7,386

    Default

    AFAIK the latest Ubuntu already has a working version of fglrx included in the Restricted Drivers area.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dunblane
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Thanks, it looks as if Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) will have Xorg Server 1.6 and a working fglrx driver for R7xx cards, but I think I'll wait until someone else does it first before jumping in

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    984

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gzunk View Post
    Thanks, it looks as if Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) will have Xorg Server 1.6 and a working fglrx driver for R7xx cards, but I think I'll wait until someone else does it first before jumping in
    I'm currently running Jaunty and the fglrx version for it works just as good/bad as 9.2 does on Intrepid.

    Though since I'm only a casual gamer, I'm using the open source radeon driver most of the time.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,117

    Default

    Remember that the Catalyst 9.4 driver release happens today (read it somewhere on game.amd.com). If the 9.4 Beta driver from Ubuntu supports it, the final one should, too.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,718

    Default

    well, 9.4 is out for over a week now - for windows ...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by energyman View Post
    well, 9.4 is out for over a week now - for windows ...
    yeah, IIRC it was announced on some ATI developer/representant blog that the Linux driver was postponed to April 17th in order to polish some features.

    EDIT: right here http://blogs.amd.com/play/2009/04/08...-want-to-know/
    EDIT 2: Okay, they just wrote "on or about"... that can actually mean everything :P
    Last edited by NeoBrain; 04-17-2009 at 10:20 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,718

    Default

    I found the 'should be out on 17th' on game.amd too.
    We will see, they have a couple of hours left. But they should fix their f* website. The german ati.amd.com side still links to the 9.2 driver....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,718

    Default

    ok, I tried 9.4 now and I am impressed. Really, really impressed.

    ut2004 no difference
    vegastrike-svn: performance problem with ataraxia fighter base (fps went down to 7FPS and less) GONE. FPS never below 30! performance problem with asteroid field less severe. Went up from 3-7 FPS to 12-14. Not great but at least playable. FPS also get back to normal a lot faster. You can have your screen filled with asteroids and still get 30-40 fps (when not centering on the jump point, fps are always a lot higher).

    turning on effects in kde 4.2.69 - sweet. CPU load when using tvtime went down a bit.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •