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    With firefox the screen sometimes shows a black box, and although its for a short while, its annoying.
    But even worse, when I use ctrl alt F7 to switch to the command line, the screen is distorted so bad, I cant even read it.
    Thats fglrx for ya.
    The only thing it even remotely kind of does right is 3D. Everything else is pretty much garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
    Thats fglrx for ya.
    The only thing it even remotely kind of does right is 3D. Everything else is pretty much garbage.
    every bug you posted here is outdated an catalyst 10-10 do not show this kind of bugs... there is no blackbox/windows bug and there is no strg+alt+f1 and back to x bug

    you just telling old storrys...

    there are valid bugs for exampel worst worst flash performance on 64bit flash because the catalyst do not speed up this kind of stuff right the radeon do have much more performance in flash and without flickering by wite stripes like the catalyst do..

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    I downloaded the 10.10 beta Catalsit drivers.
    Unpacked the rar file, and then made a mistake.

    I typed in the console sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run

    I should have typed: sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.783_RC1-x86.x86_64.run

    BUT !

    Black box in Firefox is gone, and I can again switch with ctrl alt F5 and F7 between my desktop and the command line.

    So I am very happy, but I do not understand why now the 10.9 is working.

    Or could it be that the ati installer saved me, and updated the driver to 10.10 ?

    In the Catalist control center they are called 10.8
    version 8.762-100803a-103698C-ATI

    One thing I know for sure, I never installed a 10.8 driver.

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    Well if you got it working with the closed source drivers, I'd say don't mess with it.

    I use the open source drivers on a 5850 w/2.6.36-rc7 kernel and the rest from xorg-edgers and it is not stable. The desktop got random crashes every 1-2 hours for no reason, glxgears runs but if I resize the window it goes boom every time and a few WINE games I tried lasted less than 5 seconds before it all went boom.

    At least I have figured out to build and install the driver from git, now I'm just trying to wrap my head around how the driver works to start messing with it. Not the most obvious thing in the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjella View Post
    a 5850 w/2.6.36-rc7 kernel
    Someone told me you need drm-radeon-testing for stability with Evergreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjella View Post
    I use the open source drivers on a 5850 w/2.6.36-rc7 kernel and the rest from xorg-edgers and it is not stable. The desktop got random crashes every 1-2 hours for no reason, glxgears runs but if I resize the window it goes boom every time and a few WINE games I tried lasted less than 5 seconds before it all went boom.
    Fix available:
    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30188

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gps4l View Post


    I downloaded the 10.10 beta Catalsit drivers.
    Unpacked the rar file, and then made a mistake.

    I typed in the console sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run

    I should have typed: sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.783_RC1-x86.x86_64.run

    BUT !

    Black box in Firefox is gone, and I can again switch with ctrl alt F5 and F7 between my desktop and the command line.

    So I am very happy, but I do not understand why now the 10.9 is working.

    Or could it be that the ati installer saved me, and updated the driver to 10.10 ?

    In the Catalist control center they are called 10.8
    version 8.762-100803a-103698C-ATI

    One thing I know for sure, I never installed a 10.8 driver.
    10-8 is right thats an 10.10 bug wrong version number.

    you are now using the 10.10 catalyst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    every bug you posted here is outdated an catalyst 10-10 do not show this kind of bugs... there is no blackbox/windows bug and there is no strg+alt+f1 and back to x bug

    you just telling old storrys...

    there are valid bugs for exampel worst worst flash performance on 64bit flash because the catalyst do not speed up this kind of stuff right the radeon do have much more performance in flash and without flickering by wite stripes like the catalyst do..
    Right because 10.10 is totally officially released, so any bugs in 10.9 are completely invalid because there can't possibly be anyone still using 10.9.
    I use Fedora which doesn't have an in-repository unreleased version of fglrx that I know about. I'm using 10.9 which is still the latest official version regardless of the availability of the current leaked 10.10.
    And no, I'd rather use the RPM Fusion package rather than try to figure out fglrx's voodoo installer.

    And just from looking at the changelog they fixed the Xinerama corruption, but I didn't see anything else about Xinerama which is a total trainwreck from what I've seen.

    Sidenote: I love how fglrx overwrites your xorg.conf if it doesn't like it. It makes tweaking it so much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
    Right because 10.10 is totally officially released, so any bugs in 10.9 are completely invalid because there can't possibly be anyone still using 10.9.
    I use Fedora which doesn't have an in-repository unreleased version of fglrx that I know about. I'm using 10.9 which is still the latest official version regardless of the availability of the current leaked 10.10.
    And no, I'd rather use the RPM Fusion package rather than try to figure out fglrx's voodoo installer.

    And just from looking at the changelog they fixed the Xinerama corruption, but I didn't see anything else about Xinerama which is a total trainwreck from what I've seen.

    Sidenote: I love how fglrx overwrites your xorg.conf if it doesn't like it. It makes tweaking it so much fun.
    LOL sorry.. sometimes i Life in an parallel-Universum

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    Quote Originally Posted by agd5f View Post
    Nice. What's the easiest way to see if this has gone into the xorg-edgers repo? Currently I use:

    xserver-xorg-video-ati/lucid uptodate 1:6.13.99+git20101012.0d1f9fd0-0ubuntu0sarvatt~lucid

    I do know how to compile from git but changes happen so rapidly I normally change it back to use the repo unless I'm fiddling with it.

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