Moved to KDE 4.4.x and the same thing. Desktop effects produce a black screen with the drivers. I hear people are having problems with Compiz too. Everyone should really flood the bugzilla tracker with tickets. Who cares if they don't respond. They do read those and the more tickets the easier it is for the issue not to get buried and forgotten.
Yep, sure glad that I got away from ATI/AMD video when I did. I would go as far a paying more on my next laptop to make sure that it has Nvidia or at least Intel.
I still like there CPU chips (Good and cheap), but the video card drivers ruin good hardware on Linux, it ashame.
Part of me wishes they would fix this, cause they have better performance for the price, but it's not worth the circus they call a Linux driver.
wait wait? users using catalyst drivers report disappointing results?
I backport Mesa snapshot from F-13 to F-12. Here is an screenshot.
I am so sorry that I post the same tips twice. One of tips contain such a big photo.
I have no right to edit it again. Does any administrator help me edit them?
Back to fglx 10.1 for the time being. At least the installer didn't require symbol link tweaking, but --buildpkg Ubuntu/karmic just worked out of the box. At least somebody at ATI touched the driver and didn't just recompile against the latest shared with Windows Code
with Direct2D 2D is amazingly fast (compared to the past) - please improve it !
unfortunately there are lots of glitches:
*) Direct2D (2D) and compositing are mutually exclusive
when you start compiz after using 2D it won't load (compiz segfaults)
[ 2937.504215] compiz: segfault at 7fc94c5d1a08 ip 00007fc94a497fb5 sp 00007fff394264e0 error 7 in libGL.so.1.2[7fc94a41d000+9f000]
*) some apps seems to have problems with it: tomboy and klipper (kde4.4, qt4.6) aren't loaded anymore on startup (in gnome)
*) not every/all operations seem to be accelerated yet (e.g. konqueror's output is somewhat slow)
*) proof for the speed: Complex graphics in peacekeeper browser benchmark (with 5770): Complex graphics 5876, 5266 vs. 7100 (around 6000 vs. around 7000)
*) no lags during moving windows crazily on the screen (content is being displayed correctly) on 1920x1200 resolution (improvement)