I experience great instability when TexturedVideo is enabled. Fglrx would totally freeze my machine after 10 mins or so. I was trying to get around a bug on tv-out which is present from the 8.20 release with no fix yet. http://www.phoronix.net/forums/showt...p?t=239&page=2 The only solution is to use OpenGL for video output, which is like watching your movie in front of a fish bowl (not that TexturedVideo is any more watchable anyway). Ubuntu 6.10, fglrx 8.30. same issues with Ubuntu 6.06, fglrx 8.29
I decided to try Debian Etch. Everything loaded fine, but when I restarted the computer, the X wouldn't start. I wasn't really that surprised because FC6 wouldn't start X either. I was able to edit the xorg.conf and gave it the "radeon" driver, then grabbed the proprietary drivers from Livna. I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this from a command line in Debian. Any suggestions? Alternately, I guess I could download the drivers from another computer and burn them to a CD to use from a command line in Debian.
I am not much of a Debian user myself, but what happens if you become root and then vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf and update it? Or from any third party Debian repositories tapping into already built fglrx packages.
Michael, I have created torrents with working RPMS (For FC6) and Working Extracted installation files. I have created these for both 8.30.3 and 8.29.6 - Would it be ok for me to post these somewhere appropriate on your forum?