Bug: Freeze on video playback after awake from sleep STILL present. (My R, S, E, I, N, U and B keys are getting worn out...)
(Didn't test freeze on wake when effects enabled bug, but I have a sneaky suspicion that this is still present as well.)
Bug: Catalyst sometimes does NOT restore original desktop resolution when quitting from full screen applications. (Been there ever since I've used catalyst, but I never mentioned it.)
Bug: Virtual consoles' displays are corrupted when the above appears. (ALL VCs. Did NOT try switching to X then back to VC, but restoring original desktop resolution "fixes" this.)
I'd kind of like to see those freeze bugs fixed sometime this century...
[EDIT="out of control"]
Have NOT yet observed the random black rectangle corruption problem yet, but I'm not going to say that that's been fixed yet, although the corruption on X.org/catalyst startup has been fixed. (Used to minorly corrupt the Ubuntu boot progress bar, or at least the colors.)
I've also noticed some strange slightly off shade of color problems in ANY sort of graphic display, primarily pictures/videos but am unsure ATM if this is LCD panel related or not. Needs further investigation.
Bug: AMD needs to seriously poach at least some of the nVidia driver crew...
Semi happy unrelated note: Europa Universalis III + NA + IN & Europa Universalis - Rome + VV work perfectly under wine w/some native(Windows) libs. Guild Wars works if you use the memory patch, although the char selection/creation screen is corrupted, play/load/login screens are fine.
Yet to test: Mount & Blade.
You'd think that this catalyst driver being based on the "pro" driver primarily, would have MUCH better opengl support as that's a primary "feature" of "pro" drivers, or at least I'd hope that it would be...
CEDEGA: WINE seems to have surpassed Cedega several years ago now, or at least I have MUCH better luck in general with wine than I did with Cedega. Cedega was pretty much only useful for a tiny handful of games that Cedega hacked the crap out of their emulation layer to run, of course many of those also ran fine under wine as well.
Monthly releases: grabbing at straws in the 9.6 thread IIRC I suggested dropping the monthly releases in favor of measurable milestones & serious bugfixing, but it was, sort of, explained to me that, that would not help any. I still think that it would, but I don't work for AMD so I've got no clue as to how they kludge together their monthly X driver disasters. I guess that AMD is not really interested in the GPU market after all other than their embedded sales & CPU/GPU kludge. I for one want NO part of shoehorning a GPU into the CPU. It just seems like a bad idea unless you're actually selling CPUs in which case they presumably see a GPU upgrade also requiring a new CPU and more pppprrrrooooffffiiiittttssss.
I noted a very LONG time ago that my 4850 + catalyst 9.<whateveritwas> + X.org that X.org was using VAST amounts of memory(few 100MB) after a period of a few hours v. my desktop w/7600GT + X.org which was staying fairly stable(after weeks) at around <100MB of memory usage.
Originally Posted by daponz
Using 150MB resident ATM, and it's creeped up a few 100KB in the last minute or so...
... but their's actually works pretty well, and supports all sorts of bells & whistles across all supported OSes. Not to mention they don't play games with their windows drivers like AMD does with the generic catalysts.
Originally Posted by bridgman
You're a masochist...
Originally Posted by bridgman
Servers really shouldn't need ANY video drivers... why waste resources run X on a server? Hell, why even have a GPU in a server? I only do in mine since I recycle my older PCs to serve as servers...
Originally Posted by erikina
... and I suppose that means that 9.9 will support .31 or Ubuntu gets a special driver again maybe as IIRC they're planning on .31 for 9.10 ...
Originally Posted by I forgot who posted this, my short term memory is going to hell...
SUSPEND PROBLEMS: tyr turning off compositing IF you have it enabled. It solved freeze when awaking from sleep for me, but come on lets get this fixed before the next millenia...
...and before I end this frankenpost, I'll re-iterate, the linux catalyst drivers are SUPPOSEDLY based off the workstation drivers, yet they don't support even OpenGL 3.2?! Seems to me that recent OpenGL spec support would be a top priority for a workstation driver... along with opencl and other goodies...
Last edited by cutterjohn; 07-26-2009 at 12:40 PM.
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