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    Default AMD 8.35.5 Driver -- Hello Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition!

    The 8.35.5 fglrx driver will be dubbed the "Hello Catalyst Control Center Linux" Edition

    Yes, it's here! The AMD Catalyst Control Center for Linux is in the new 8.35 driver! It's a beauty compared to fireglcontrolpanel. The Fedora scripts have also been updated and some other minor changes. You can read our Phoronix review @ http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=9327

    Give them a shot and be sure to report back with your thoughts.

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ux_8.35.5.html


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    Since it's not on the ATI website yet, here's the direct link to the drivers: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

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    Is there a patch for kernel 2.6.20.x series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenrek View Post
    Is there a patch for kernel 2.6.20.x series?
    It's built into the Fedora scripts. The Ubuntu maintainer will not be adopting Feisty support this release. You can grab the patch in the Fedora folder for other distributions.

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    Is this a good sign about AIGLX?! ...

    Code:
    glxinfo | grep pixmap
        GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    If i remember correctly GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap was'nt present inte previous drivers?! Or do i remember wrong?!...

    (btw. No, Xgl is not loaded!!! ... :-) ...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nesnomis View Post
    Is this a good sign about AIGLX?! ...

    Code:
    glxinfo | grep pixmap
        GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    If i remember correctly GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap was'nt present inte previous drivers?! Or do i remember wrong?!...

    (btw. No, Xgl is not loaded!!! ... :-) ...).
    Hate to burst your bubble but it's not a sign of AIGLX

    If you note the texture_from_pixmap is under:

    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2
    server glx extensions:

    It's always been there and not in the ATI section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble but it's not a sign of AIGLX

    If you note the texture_from_pixmap is under:

    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2
    server glx extensions:

    It's always been there and not in the ATI section.
    Ok... was afraid that it was my memory... Ah... well i'm not the kind who thinks the world is coming to an end if there is no AIGLX.. Life actually goes on!...

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    OK, I tested the new 8.35 drivers on x700Pro, x850xl and a vga 9600Pro.

    As for performance, there are no 3D perforamnce increase.

    As for the speed of the ATI control panel vs the one in windows xp and Vista, to be fair, the linux control panel is far from giving the same possibilities as the one available under windows. In my opinion, it was useless to write about the increased speed of the linux control panel vs the one available on windows.

    The changes to the drivers are only incremental, I don't know how many people AMD/ATI has on that project, but it seems to me that the driver team is way too small or the reason is something else that I don't want to write about here.

    My next card will probably be an nvidia card, and if and when ATI gets parity with nvidia, I will probably comeback to ATI.

    BTW, I agree that the control panel is still a huge improvement over what we had before, but changes are coming way too slow for my taste.

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    firstly, sorry for my worst english, I'm italian and I have not many time to spent for write.
    I'm totally in accord with this post, ATI is too too too too slow, i repeat too slow.

    No AIGLX support (and I think never) (it is also a business request (see compiz/newRedHat), no real improvment with CC, no any changes of sort with new driver.

    The distance with NVIDIA is too big.

    Especcially there is not a good improvment of performance (my ATI mobility x300 goes double faster in windows) no good support for Powerplay and Hypermemory.

    I'm very very entusiastic about linux and Fedora (I use only these) but not about ati, but my pc have an ati card and I can't do nothing.

    Sorry Sorry Sorry for my english


    Quote Originally Posted by glussier View Post
    OK, I tested the new 8.35 drivers on x700Pro, x850xl and a vga 9600Pro.

    As for performance, there are no 3D perforamnce increase.

    As for the speed of the ATI control panel vs the one in windows xp and Vista, to be fair, the linux control panel is far from giving the same possibilities as the one available under windows. In my opinion, it was useless to write about the increased speed of the linux control panel vs the one available on windows.

    The changes to the drivers are only incremental, I don't know how many people AMD/ATI has on that project, but it seems to me that the driver team is way too small or the reason is something else that I don't want to write about here.

    My next card will probably be an nvidia card, and if and when ATI gets parity with nvidia, I will probably comeback to ATI.

    BTW, I agree that the control panel is still a huge improvement over what we had before, but changes are coming way too slow for my taste.

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