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Thread: ATI fglrx 8.31.5 Display Drivers

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    So is your drivers working with Composite disabled?

    AIGLX support will eventually come, it's just a matter of when. non-X1000 users are able to use the open-source Radeon drivers for support.

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    No... I've disabled composite extension, then rebooted but the result is the same...

    this is the new log http://www.difficile.it/Xorg.0.log

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    Could anyone give me a hint that how can I download a 8.31.5 ati driver? What I can only find on ATI official website is the old 8.29.6 Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thank you Michael! It should be a 32-bit and 64-bit compatible bin code, right? I could not find any news about 8.31.5 on http://ati.amd.com
    Is that the ati's official website? I am just a little bit confused, since seems everyone here can find it and I am in another world...

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    Yes, works with both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

    http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html Is the page, accessed from ati.com and clicking on drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Yes, works with both x86 and x86_64 architectures.

    http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...ux-radeon.html Is the page, accessed from ati.com and clicking on drivers.
    Ah, I see. Because my card is a mobility and the demo is a mobility. And the driver for mobilities on the site is not updated. =.=
    But I still cannot compile the control panel, it complaints that cannot find my qt-3.3 lib files, which has been installed.

    Current release is FC6. Maybe it would be helpful to reinstall a clean system, or try some other release instead of fc6?

    Details was posted here,
    http://phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=375

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    See http://phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=318 for fireglcontrolpanel build problems on FC6.

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    Default new drivers broke Suspend-to-RAM

    Well, subject says it all. Suspend-to-RAM was working fine with the 8.30.3 drivers but now it stopped working on my mobility radeon X700
    I don't really know what introduced the bug but I'm getting even more angry with the ATI... erm ... AMD support. They seem to focus on bugs nobody cares about (resolutions of 400x300 or even less???) and apparently accidently remove feature that were once supported. Ok, I cannot really complain as the new drviers seem to be meant for non-mobile users only (for the mobility display drivers, they still point you to 8.29.6 while the non-mobility drivers have been updated)

    As I'm not a big gamer, i'm not really interested in 3D performance, even though it's probably the most important thing. What is far more important to me is the POWERplay support that was only implemented partially in the linux drivers. The power you save is ridiculously small compared to windows. I took a power meter and noticed that under windows you save almost 7 watt, while under linux you're struggeling to save 2 watts. This does not only mean a highly reduced batgtery life but also a noisy laptop. Checking Xorg.0.log reveals, that POWERplay 3 is supported, a years-old technology. My X700 (also at least 1 year old alreaedy) has 5.0 as far as I know...

    Anyway, I think ATI or AMD or whatever has to make up with its linux customers. Right know, I would not consider to buy a laptop with a radeom card again... Intel and NVIDIAs drivers are leaps ahead...

    Let's hope for better drivers in the future...

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    To FrogPR:

    Definitely feel your pain. ATI drivers are a joke compared to the support from Nvidia. If I had it to do over again, I would definitely get an Nvidia. Truth be told, I'm thinking about selling my ATI. I only got it because the ASUS P5W DH has Crossfire support. But getting that to work in Linux....I don't think I even want to try.

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