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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran View Post
    Wait, 10 hours since the release and still nobody is bitching about bugs? Weird

    Anyway, I've modified the 9.8 ebuild to use this tar.bz2 and it seems to be a decent release. It works with 2.6.31-rc8 and Oblivion works in wine without tricks (no dlls from directx, no registry edits).

    I still can't get gdm to stop (it hangs the computer if I try) and xv still shows washed colors, but other than that no complaints. I still prefer the open source driver for daily usage, though.

    Hi Fran,

    could you please post your ebuild ?

    I can't wait to use 2.6.31-rc9-zen0 with BFS and this driver

    many thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth View Post
    anyone tried KDE4 kwin's compositing with opengl and whether the invert effect works now ?

    since I switched from nvidia at the beginning of this year it never worked for me with fglrx even though fglrx seems to support the needed extensions for the effects to work



    the output I got was:


    some more info on this issue:
    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=111&t=63748

    @bridgman:
    could you please take a look at it ?
    it more seems kind of an driver-problem of fglrx than a problem of kwin itself

    many thanks in advance
    The link didn't seem to help much - it mostly pointed to a bug report on Intel hardware. As you said, the required extensions seem to be there and there doesn't seem to be any indication of the extensions not working - is there any other discussion that points to an specific problem with the OpenGL driver ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    But the 1-2s freezes when maximizing windows/etc. are still there.
    i don't have it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth View Post
    Hi Fran,

    could you please post your ebuild ?

    I can't wait to use 2.6.31-rc9-zen0 with BFS and this driver

    many thanks in advance
    http://foss.math.aegean.gr/~realnc/f....10_rc1.ebuild

    The ebuild fetches a pre-made tarball. If you don't trust me, you can generate that tarball yourself by following Kano's instructions. Tar the result with no top-level directory.

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    9.8 really is a good release, my only real issue thus far is Kwin crashes on start up with kernel 2.30, no problem with kernel 2.6.26. This is rather annoying since I'd like to use a newer kernel.

    I also get the washed out colors in Xv (although no flickering) and if I turn on Kwin's desktop effects resizing windows becomes painful and can grab up to 100% of one of my CPUs, but this is manageable (OpenGL video + I don't like Kwin's effects anyway).

    The only other annoyances are in WINE, and likely not ATI's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    http://foss.math.aegean.gr/~realnc/f....10_rc1.ebuild

    The ebuild fetches a pre-made tarball. If you don't trust me, you can generate that tarball yourself by following Kano's instructions. Tar the result with no top-level directory.
    thanks for sharing the ebuild and tarball !

    edit:

    unfortunately for me it failed at doing the following:

    ..
    rm: cannot remove `/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/ati-drivers-9.10_rc1/work/arch/x86_64/usr/X11R6/bin/fgl_glxgears': No such file or directory
    rm: cannot remove `/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/ati-drivers-9.10_rc1/work/arch/x86_64/usr/X11R6/bin/fglrx_xgamma': No such file or directory
    rm: cannot remove `/var/tmp/portage/x11-drivers/ati-drivers-9.10_rc1/work/arch/x86_64/usr/X11R6/lib64/libfglrx_gamma*': No such file or directory
    *
    * ERROR: x11-drivers/ati-drivers-9.10_rc1 failed.
    * Call stack:
    * ebuild.sh, line 49: Called src_prepare
    * environment, line 3692: Called die
    * The specific snippet of code:
    * rm "${ARCH_DIR}"/usr/X11R6/bin/{fgl_glxgears,fglrx_xgamma} "${ARCH_DIR}"/usr/X11R6/${PKG_LIBDIR}/libfglrx_gamma* || die "bin rm failed";
    * The die message:
    * bin rm failed
    *
    seems like there's too much in the ebuild and not enough in the tarball

    *investigating*
    Last edited by kernelOfTruth; 09-07-2009 at 07:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    I couldn't find a bugzilla ticket for the "washed out colours". I didn't go through every single ticket with "Xv" but I did go through all the ones with likely sounding descriptions (and more). Can someone file a ticket with an example, preferably with a link to the (legal) video file ?
    [snip]

    Hi John - for the benefit of everyone reading this thread:

    Is the authoritative/preferred place to file FGLRX bug reports at https://bugs.freedesktop.org with product 'xorg' and component 'Driver/fglrx', or at http://ati.cchtml.com ?

    Clearly, if we have a concerted effort to file constructive and technically accurate bug reports, particularly against the current release, everyone wins. Would this help?

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    The link didn't seem to help much - it mostly pointed to a bug report on Intel hardware. As you said, the required extensions seem to be there and there doesn't seem to be any indication of the extensions not working - is there any other discussion that points to an specific problem with the OpenGL driver ?
    unfortunately not

    so if no one else posts / gives feedback about this issue it seems to be a distribution-specific problem (gentoo, ~amd64) or ubuntu fixed it already

    @all:

    can someone with ubuntu and kde4 running please test the invert plugin whether it works for you (I couldn't get the driver to install with portage yet) ?


    thanks bridgman !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth View Post
    thanks for sharing the ebuild and tarball !

    edit:

    unfortunately for me it failed at doing the following:

    seems like there's too much in the ebuild and not enough in the tarball

    *investigating*
    Weird. It works just fine here :P Did you use your own tarball? If yes, are you sure you created it correctly? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelOfTruth View Post
    Hi Fran,

    could you please post your ebuild ?
    Mine is more or less the same as RealNC's. This is the patch for the 9.8 ebuild.
    Code:
    --- ati-drivers-9.8.ebuild	2009-09-04 17:09:49.000000000 +0200
    +++ ati-drivers-9.10.ebuild	2009-09-05 18:15:48.973174197 +0200
    @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@
     DESCRIPTION="Ati precompiled drivers for r600 (HD Series) and newer chipsets"
     HOMEPAGE="http://www.ati.com"
     ATI_URL="https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/"
    -SRC_URI="${ATI_URL}/ati-driver-installer-${PV/./-}-x86.x86_64.run"
    +SRC_URI="${ATI_URL}/ati-driver-installer-${PV/./-}-x86.x86_64.tar.bz2"
     IUSE="debug +modules multilib"
     
     LICENSE="AMD GPL-2 QPL-1.0 as-is"
    @@ -93,12 +93,6 @@
     		die "CONFIG_PREEMT_RCU enabled"
     	fi
     
    -	# kernel hook checking up latest allowed version
    -	if kernel_is ge 2 6 31; then
    -		eerror "Kernels newer then 2.6.30 are not supported by this driver"
    -		die "Downgrade your kernel"
    -	fi
    -
     	if ! linux_chkconfig_present MTRR; then
     		ewarn "You don't have MTRR support enabled in the kernel."
     		ewarn "Direct rendering will not work."
    @@ -205,12 +199,10 @@
     	# Switching to a standard way to extract the files since otherwise no signature file
     	# would be created
     	local src="${DISTDIR}/${A}"
    -	sh "${src}" --extract "${S}"  2&>1 /dev/null
    +	tar xf "${src}" -C "${S}"
     }
     
     src_prepare() {
    -	epatch "${FILESDIR}"/ati-drivers-xen.patch
    -
     	# All kernel options for prepare are ment to be in here
     	if use modules; then
     		# version patches
    You must modify the original tar.gz, though. Uncompress it, mkdir common, move {etc,lib,opt,usr} to common, compress it again, rename it to match the SRC_URI and move it to distfiles. You don't need to add anything from the official installer. Remember to ebuild xxxx digest.
    Last edited by Fran; 09-07-2009 at 09:40 AM.

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