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    Default AMD 8.37.6 -- The no R600 or AIGLX Support Version

    The AMD/ATI fglrx 8.37.6 driver is now available... It contains X server 1.3 naming fix, AMDCCCLE v1.0 (adds translations and the 3D page), RHEL5 support, and some random fixes.

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ux_8.37.6.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoronix
    It was a year ago that AMD/ATI had delivered the fglrx 8.25.18 display driver, which corrected a bug causing issues with the Radeon X1000 512MB video cards, added new product support, and squashed a variety of other bugs. Well, today AMD delivered the 8.37.6 Linux display driver. Affecting this driver the most is support for X server version 1.3 and appended several other fixes along with a slight upgrade to the AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition. While no AIGLX support was added or no new features introduced, the upgrade should be worth the time
    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10069


    FEDORA USERS, READ THIS
    Okay, here's the scoop on Fedora 7. WIth AMD fixing the X 1.3 problem, the drivers will build. However, when you install the RPMs for Fedora 7, aticonfig will crash and will remove your xorg.conf (though the original is renamed). If you manually update your xorg.conf and then restart X, fglrx will fail to load and you'll find a backtrace in your Xorg.0.log. So if you need the fglrx drivers to survive, don't upgrade to Fedora 7 just yet. Stay tuned to the forums for more information. This issue with 8.37 should not cause problems with Fedora Core 6 or previous versions.

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    it amuses (and embarasses) me to no end when i look at the linked page (on the ati site) and i see that i need Qt2 to use the panel and only Xorg <=7.1 is supported (and glibc 2.2-2.3 ) :]

    does anybody from ati actually read this page ?

    oh well. talk about timely r600 support. it was supposed to be in a couple of releases ago.

    i think ati is doing some kind of psychological warfare on its linux users. i am a patient ati user but i've already given up hope for performance improvement and aiglx. i just want xorg and kernel compatiblity, since i cannot afford to buy a different video card, at least right now.

    i can live with awful video tearing and system lockups. i guess i've given up on ati with this release.
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    I like it how you always name the new drivers, keep this and think of more negative aspects when they bring us AIGLX, please

    The release notes look damn small, but I can really see they are improving they linux driver. AIGLX Support and the new OpenGL driver which should give us more performance and we are on the same level with nVidia. Did they have the feature for AA/AF setting in the driver?

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    we should bet on the name for the next release.

    i'm going for "nothing new edition" :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    I like it how you always name the new drivers, keep this and think of more negative aspects when they bring us AIGLX, please

    The release notes look damn small, but I can really see they are improving they linux driver. AIGLX Support and the new OpenGL driver which should give us more performance and we are on the same level with nVidia. Did they have the feature for AA/AF setting in the driver?
    All of the real details and changes can be found @ http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10069

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    + CCC offers AA/AF settings
    + CCC translation updates
    + Xorg Server 1.3 support
    + RHEL5 support
    + proper Vsync swapping
    + crashbug fix for logging of from X
    + Xv cropping bug fixed

    I already spread the word about it in some german forums and on the Sidux forum, so I can have my new Sidux 2007-02 with Xorg Server 1.3 running tomorrow

    Hopefully fglrx 8.38 comes in 2 weeks ^^ Not impossible.

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    mm, even 8.37 doesnt compile on kernel 2.6.22rc3.
    I tried the patch here: http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2849
    but no luck. any ideas?
    thx

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    + CCC translation updates
    the polish one is awful, though :]

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    So can anyone confirm they fixed the xv playback issue that cropped up in 8.36.5?

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    So can anyone confirm they fixed the xv playback issue that cropped up in 8.36.5?
    which one? because the tearing got reduced but it's still there. it only appears HD resolution videos.

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