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    Default Coming Soon: X Server 1.8

    Phoronix: Coming Soon: X Server 1.8

    According to the release plans, the release of X Server 1.8 should take place, and while in reality it will likely not be released today, its release is coming soon. When this release does arrive, it will add a new set of features to the X.Org stack and a number of other minor improvements and bug-fixes.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14727

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    While personally I do not have a use for it (I use Ubuntu), it would be good to see AMD releasing preview drivers for new X Server releases (and new kernel versions). We know they can do it, as they released preview drivers for OpenCL and OpenGL 3.3 and OpenGL 4.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    While personally I do not have a use for it (I use Ubuntu), it would be good to see AMD releasing preview drivers for new X Server releases (and new kernel versions). We know they can do it, as they released preview drivers for OpenCL and OpenGL 3.3 and OpenGL 4.0.
    I have no hope for fglrx. After all the delays and issues, I think the best thing AMD can do is increase support for development of the open-source stack and put fglrx out of its misery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waucka View Post
    I have no hope for fglrx. After all the delays and issues, I think the best thing AMD can do is increase support for development of the open-source stack and put fglrx out of its misery.
    It's already working with the Xorg GIT version , so in practice FGLRX 10.4 beta (ubuntu leak) IS compatible already with Xorg 1.8 as there were no such changes that prevent that!

    I personally am using Xorg GIT under Arch linux, along with other Arch users (Vi0L0).

    What's needed is to checkout GIT and modify the configure.ac's version number to 1.7.5.1 - it will work with the fglrx perfectly just as with xorg-server 1.7!!

    Check this and this:
    http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.p...728571#p728571
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=98

    It would be nice to have a HOTFIX version of the 10.4 that will allow the 1.8 version definitions of XORG to work with fglrx catalyst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krionius View Post
    It's already working with the Xorg GIT version , so in practice FGLRX 10.4 beta (ubuntu leak) IS compatible already with Xorg 1.8 as there were no such changes that prevent that!

    I personally am using Xorg GIT under Arch linux, along with other Arch users (Vi0L0).

    What's needed is to checkout GIT and modify the configure.ac's version number to 1.7.5.1 - it will work with the fglrx perfectly just as with xorg-server 1.7!!
    I would expect this sort of trickery to be required for the OSS drivers, not for the 'download and go' ones. I agree with the parent post - with KMS the open drivers already deliver a good chunk of joy and the proprietary drivers are only closer to their doom.

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    As long as fglrx is 5x faster oss driver is for office work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krionius View Post
    It's already working with the Xorg GIT version , so in practice FGLRX 10.4 beta (ubuntu leak) IS compatible already with Xorg 1.8 as there were no such changes that prevent that!

    I personally am using Xorg GIT under Arch linux, along with other Arch users (Vi0L0).

    What's needed is to checkout GIT and modify the configure.ac's version number to 1.7.5.1 - it will work with the fglrx perfectly just as with xorg-server 1.7!!

    Check this and this:
    http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.p...728571#p728571
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=98

    It would be nice to have a HOTFIX version of the 10.4 that will allow the 1.8 version definitions of XORG to work with fglrx catalyst.
    Does fglrx-10.4 support kernel-2.6.33 or later?

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    With patching the kernel dricer part 10.4 beta catalyst compiles fine. I use it with 2.6.33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    it would be good to see AMD releasing preview drivers for new X Server releases
    They do, you can usually find them buried in some ubuntu repository.

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    Now, who was it that said fglrx will get 1.7 support just after 1.8 is out?

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