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.
Is there a patch for kernel 2.6.20.x series?
Is this a good sign about AIGLX?! ...
If i remember correctly GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap was'nt present inte previous drivers?! Or do i remember wrong?!...Code:glxinfo | grep pixmap GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
(btw. No, Xgl is not loaded!!! ... :-) ...).
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.
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