Phoronix: AMD Catalyst 10.9 For Linux Released
AMD has just released their monthly proprietary Linux driver update, which this month puts it at Catalyst 10.9. The only new "feature" of AMD Catalyst 10.9 for Linux is early support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (RHEL6), but there are some bug-fixes...
Woohoo, finally, no more black boxes in OpenSUSE 11.3! That means I can continue using fglrx now!
rhel6 uses xserver 1.7 and kernel 2.6.32.
*** it already worked in rhel6 from months ago. Now all they did in that regard is slap on an extra sticker that says "rhel6".
I tried to install it here on gentoo and although it says it has succesfully installed the driver (kernel module) is not built at all. In the install log I get this:
Which is quite strange for Gentoo, where I have kernel compiled from source and it worked just fine with 10.8.Code:[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module. [Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched. [Error] Kernel Module : Kernel module build environment not found - please consult readme.
I also tried the install from text mode, without X, and there it just errors out with some glibc error talking about some double-free error.
OK, It installed here on another Gentoo desktop. Will have to figure out what is the difference that prevents it from installing it on the laptop.
Well so far I can see that the new 2D accelleration architecture is still buggy as hell and there is still no easy option to disable it.
The panel brigtness slider in KDE battery widget still gets broken with Catalyst drivers (works finr with open-source ones).
BTW does anyone know when we will get OpenCL as part of Catalyst drivers? If I am correct windows drivers have it since 10.8, but here on Linux we are stuck with some beta 10.7 drivers. It would be nice to at least update the beta drivers to something like 10.9.
Did they fix the v-sync? Nop
Did they fix the lag when maximizing? Nop