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Thread: AMD 8.38.6 Display Driver Released -- The Least To Report On Driver In Two Years

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    Default AMD 8.38.6 Display Driver Released -- The Least To Report On Driver In Two Years

    Hitting the web this afternoon was the AMD 8.38.6 display driver. Introduced in this driver was official Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 packaging scripts. Fixed in this driver was moving a video window between two monitors in a Big Desktop configuration no longer crashing the X.Org server and playing multiple videos when TexturedVideo is enabled no longer results in corruption.
    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10310

    It's a very sad release

    Download: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run

    Release Notes: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...ux_8.38.6.html

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    Your thread title is better

    Are you sure that there are no secret changes? I had problems with Xserver 1.3 on Debian, too. Console and X crashes etc....

    Must be a hard job beta testing these huge changes *lol*

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Your thread title is better

    Are you sure that there are no secret changes? I had problems with Xserver 1.3 on Debian, too. Console and X crashes etc....

    Must be a hard job beta testing these huge changes *lol*
    There is nothing "secret" in this release that is applicable to the end user at this time at least.

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    I'm done with ATI. Enough is enough.

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    I have a laptop equipped with an ATI Radeon Mobility x1600 card and I must admit I truly hope ATI will release AIGLX-compatible drivers soon. Unfortunately, I cannot use the open-source driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmaster View Post
    I have a laptop equipped with an ATI Radeon Mobility x1600 card and I must admit I truly hope ATI will release AIGLX-compatible drivers soon. Unfortunately, I cannot use the open-source driver.
    Why can't you use the open source driver? I must admit that there is no point going to the open-source as it is quite slow atm; i wonder what the ETA on each release will be like in comparison to amd's releases? I've waited all this time for ati fglrx to find out that i need to downgrade my X server as i am using Fedora 7. I'm guessing i would have to revert back to xorg-x11-server-sdk-1.1 to give this fglrx a whirl?

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    Known Issues:
    Video tearing during playback. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26984
    You godda be kidding me
    Still can't understand people aiming for AIGLX when you have the above issue.
    Last edited by sundown; 06-26-2007 at 01:06 AM.

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    does this driver at least solve the problem of fglrx hardlocking and X using 100% CPU with DRI enabled on some cards??

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    Quote Originally Posted by karthikrg View Post
    does this driver at least solve the problem of fglrx hardlocking and X using 100% CPU with DRI enabled on some cards??
    I've just got it up and running on Fedora 7 after afew alterations:-

    Had to downgrade my x server-
    rpm -U --oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.2.0-6.fc7.i386.rpm

    Ran the ati.run file; installed custom with kernel modules:-

    Then there was a dependency that i was missing; which i grabbed with yum -
    yum install compat-libstdc++-33

    Once that is all done just add fglrx into you xorg file and away you go.

    So far i haven't tried enabling DRI. I'm using a Mobility X1700... So far so good. Once the open-source ati driver kicks it to second gear with AIGLX support i'm gonna swap over. Until then i would say stick with what you've got.

    Peace out,
    Dom

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    i bet 90% of ati users saw such "yet-another-bugfix" release coming.

    i really hope that at least textured video is *really* fixed.
    (edit: it's not fixed at all. ). why do they claim it's fixed? i can't get even a *single* video to play properly, not to mention multiple.

    since a couple of driver releases, i only hope for bugfixes and new xorg/kernel support. i don't expect any new functionality from ati.
    Last edited by yoshi314; 06-26-2007 at 01:59 AM.

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