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Thread: AMD 8.41.7 Display Driver Released -- The Holy Crap Edition!

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    That's a joke, only FireGL/MV pci ids have been removed.

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    Yeah... I saw that warning. Problem is even 8.40.4 DOES NOT WORK!! I have a Radeon Mobility 9600 M10.
    When will ATI wake up and start hiring strong linux
    developers to provide high quality Linux drivers?

    The Xorg driver for it is so lame, that playing some
    videos from youtube I see traces of objects as they move. Ditto when playing videos via gxine.

    Watchig those same videos when booted in windows XP,
    I do not get these problems.

    Is it any wonder why people willingly or grudgingly
    turn to windows for a better quality multimedia
    experience?

    Linux video drivers need a lot of help.


    Quote Originally Posted by slacker View Post
    uhm, it says:

    Caution: The AMD Proprietary Linux driver version 8.41.7 is not recommended for the ATI Mobility and Integrated Products. Using this driver on any of the following products may result in stability issues. AMD recommends using the AMD Proprietary Linux software driver version 8.40.4.

    I got an X1400 mobility, should I risk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd10008 View Post
    Is it any wonder why people willingly or grudgingly
    turn to windows for a better quality multimedia
    experience?
    Not if they're using NVidia or Intel right at the moment. Those drivers work. Work decently, in fact, unless you're using a G80 series adapter from NVidia.

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    I have problem with tvtime and xv.

    xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.

    I've tried all possibilities with xorg.conf but no results.
    All other program using xvideo such as mplayer, vlc, xine works...

    My xorg.conf

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Driver "fglrx"
    Option "DesktopSetup" "horizontal"
    Option "RenderAccel" "on"
    Option "AccelMethod" "xaa"
    Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
    Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
    Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
    Option "MaxGARTSize" "256"
    Option "UseFastTLS" "1"
    Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "XVideo" "Enable"
    Option "Composite" "Disable"
    EndSection

    xorg-server 1.3.0.0
    xorg-x11 7.2
    2.6.22-gentoo-r6 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 21 10:25:39 CEST 2007 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

    Has anybody some idea?
    Last edited by chabo; 09-21-2007 at 11:55 AM.

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    Unfortunately, when buying a laptop, you cannot pick and
    choose your graphics chip. More often than not, it is
    not the primary consideration. Still, that does not
    excuse ATI (now part of AMD) from building rock solid
    and well working Linux drivers for all their chipsets.

    Cheers,

    JD

    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    Not if they're using NVidia or Intel right at the moment. Those drivers work. Work decently, in fact, unless you're using a G80 series adapter from NVidia.

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    Still, that does not excuse ATI (now part of AMD) from building rock solid and well working Linux drivers for all their chipsets.
    oh, well. i don't care about them anymore. i like my ati cards with opensource drivers, because ati apparently still cannot get it together :/

    i wouldn't mind a laptop with an ati card, as long as it would be supported by opensource drivers.

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    I had the same problem which already started in FC6 from a certain driver version. As workaround I could use "zapping" back then (less quality but borking). But now I'm on F7 (x86_64) and this doesn't work anymore.

    New workaround which at least works for me:

    mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:input=1:width=576:height=432

    I found this at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/36906/?start=0

    where the original mencoder command is posted

    btw, I still use driver 8.40.4 with my Radeon X1600 Pro.


    Quote Originally Posted by chabo View Post
    I have problem with tvtime and xv.

    xvoutput: No XVIDEO port found which supports YUY2 images.

    I've tried all possibilities with xorg.conf but no results.
    All other program using xvideo such as mplayer, vlc, xine works...

    My xorg.conf

    [...]

    Has anybody some idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockheed02 View Post
    I had the same problem which already started in FC6 from a certain driver version. As workaround I could use "zapping" back then (less quality but borking). But now I'm on F7 (x86_64) and this doesn't work anymore.

    New workaround which at least works for me:

    mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:input=1:width=576:height=432

    I found this at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/36906/?start=0

    where the original mencoder command is posted

    btw, I still use driver 8.40.4 with my Radeon X1600 Pro.
    Thanks
    It seems that problem with xvideo YUY2 is only with 64bit version of driver, cuase i've read post, where people manage this problem with seting "VideoOverlay" "on" and "OpenGLOverlay" "off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd10008 View Post
    Unfortunately, when buying a laptop, you cannot pick and
    choose your graphics chip. More often than not, it is
    not the primary consideration. Still, that does not
    excuse ATI (now part of AMD) from building rock solid
    and well working Linux drivers for all their chipsets.
    Heh... Considering that I did just that, chose my GPU. There were two choices for GPU- one ATI and one NVidia for the DV9000 that I was buying. I bought NVidia.

    In the end, it's that you're talking about a budget laptop that it becomes an issue of not having many choices. But, even then, if you're not against using Intel, you've got choices.

    When you're buying a Laptop, everything should be a consideration, including parts choices. Even with Windows it should be that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi314 View Post
    oh, well. i don't care about them anymore. i like my ati cards with opensource drivers, because ati apparently still cannot get it together :/

    i wouldn't mind a laptop with an ati card, as long as it would be supported by opensource drivers.
    Give the developers 6 months from getting the 3D info and you might just get your desires. As it stands, ATI's still sort of a non-choice. Until it's robust for more than just a select set of R600 devices, it's not a good choice unless you're willing to put up with issues in your system.

    Honestly, I'm not.

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