That is true. And given that FGLRX is specifically aimed at supporting the three main commercially supported distros (RHEL, SLES, Ubuntu LTS) and neither of those uses KDE by default, I would not expect AMD to do much testing with KDE, if at all.
I am running Debian Squeeze (as of yesterday) and 10.8 installs and runs just fine.
I fired up Iceweasel and yes it is borked. However I have been using Chrome and Chromium for the last six months as my preferred browser and it (so far) runs perfectly without resorting to workarounds.
So, assuming you have no philosophical objections to Chrome it is a neat solution to the problem.
BTW running Firefox under Ubuntu 10.04 on the same hardware did not exhibit the black panels issue.
Some features do not work with chrome, like whats the replacement for ctrl+i where you can save any linked media?
forcing xaa "fixes" mainly the problem, but the driver has to work without override, maybe i add that to my script because without that hack it is unusable with kde4 + squeeze. when you use chrome (without xaa) you will see sometimes black borders around the apps which disappear after moving em. extremely you see it with iceweasel, which is firefox 3.5 basically.
but why does X crash when you use kaffeine and press i? auto crash feauture or what?
another shit drivers.. screen still goes black on thunderbirtd/firefox
all other stuff works ok, games/wine/etc BUT I USE MOST THE TIME WEB BROWSER AND MAIL CLIENT!!!! AND ITS BROKEN
no splash.. [plymouth]...
system works perfect on opensource, but they are extreamly slow...
i start to dislike AMD for drivers :<
everytime before download, I read the release notes.. and.. everytime iam dissapointed..
10.3 we fixed A B C and D but we broke E F G and H
10.4 we fixed E F G but we broke I J K
10.5 we fixed H I but we broke A C F
thy only you work on
Disabling the primary display in clone/dual-head mode no longer causes Catalyst
Control CenterTM not to launch properly after X restart
Desktop arrangement area no longer appears empty when Catalyst Control CenterTM
is relaunched after disabling or hot-unplugging the secondary display
X-server no longer fails when launching fullscreen OpenGL application with
CrossFireTM enabled and secondary display selected for accelerated display
Catalyst Control CenterTM will now launch properly under a 2 Gemini ATI RadeonTM
HD 5900 Series multi-adapter configuration
"Glxgears/fgl_glxgears" full screen application no longer remain on the desktop after
they are closed using X button
6% performance drop is no longer observed while running fgl_glxgears and glxgears
on specific cards
i dont care about crossfire, dual screen or glxgears.. when i have fu**** up thunderbird interface.. have no plymouth... resolution dont comeback after crash in wine, firefox sites rendering is slow
and now what you have broken again
X-server may fail to start, or unusual behaviour may be observed, after applying
various HDTV formats of 1080i30/25/p50 standard and optimized modes on DVI/DP
System may fail to display error message when improper position values are used in
"aticonfig --tv-geometry" resulting in invalid "TVHPosAdj" and "TVVPosAdj"
values in xorg.conf file
Rotated screen may fail to properly restore after running full-screen OpenGL
application in dual-head mode; a switch VT will restore screen correctly
Mouse cursor might be blocked from entering the taskbar area after applying specific
Significant delay may be observed while rotating screen with XRandR
OpenSuSE 11.3: Corruption may be visible on Firefox while scrolling the window by
dragging the scrollbar
Segmentation fault may occur when running "Quake 4" and "Enemy Territory:
Quake Wars" at 1280x1024 or resolutions higher than current desktop resolution
SUSE 11.2: With a DP display connected to the adapter, a hot-plugged DFP display
may fail to light up in clone mode
i see the same problems over and over and over...
you need to know whats the priority
A]system basics funcionality
B]super duper features eyefinity/stereoscope/[self fan cleaning....dunno what next..]
just focus on one of this points.. i dont care abour eyefinity right now, or other useless feature if system basics are crapped
Bridgman, are you from opensource radeon drivers or from closed source[fglrx] ? please.. tell me... WHYYYY!!!
i always was fan of radeons.. ever.. till radeon 8500... your hardware is awasome... but drivers are pile of..... you know what...
ps: even oglES 2.0 looks useless on all problems that i have...
iam usung ubuntu 10.04 and have radeon 4850 whith iam proud of... and cant use it 2 years in 100%