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

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    michael: can you clarify please if is safe to use the new driver with my xpress 200M laptop??

    thanks in advance.

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    Unhappy

    no success here, had to revert to 8.40.4

    kdm didn't want to start anymore:

    Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm[6753]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
    Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm[6753]: Display :0 cannot be opened
    Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm[6753]: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.

    with ATI Mobility FireGL V5200 (should be similar to X1400 and X1600).

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    Try running glxgears and close it

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    same crappy desktop performance as with 8.40 version

    as we said..there "may" be some OpenGL performance improvements, but basic things are not fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx
    Please remember that this is the first driver with the new codebase. If you're having bugs, there is a good chance that they get fixed in 8.42 or later. Don't post "AMD sucks" when you have one new bug. Why I am posting this? Because I bet some people will be posting "AMD doesn't care for community support - I have a new bug!!1111".
    I was talking about R200-R500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftIce View Post
    no success here, had to revert to 8.40.4

    kdm didn't want to start anymore:

    Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm[6753]: X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
    Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm[6753]: Display :0 cannot be opened
    Sep 12 17:01:26 dude kdm[6753]: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.

    with ATI Mobility FireGL V5200 (should be similar to X1400 and X1600).
    FireGLs are totally disabled in this release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzobelmont View Post
    michael: can you clarify please if is safe to use the new driver with my xpress 200M laptop??

    thanks in advance.
    It should work. If you run into bugs just go back to 8.40.

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    For Debian/Ubuntu user who did not use lrm-manager:

    http://kanotix.com/files/install-fglrx-debian.sh

    Script has correct fallback for FireGL cards, but I would like to know if someone can run those with ChipID override too. I don't think that this driver is a valid replacement for 8.40.4 in general because of 37 now unsupported cards. 22 cards are newly supported. Here is a list of the removed ones:
    Code:
    ATI FireGL T2 (FireGL T2 4154)
    ATI FireGL V3100 (RV370 GL V3100 5B64)
    ATI FireGL V3200 (RV380 GL 3E54)
    ATI FireGL V3300 (RV515 GL 7152)
    ATI FireGL V3350 (RV515 GL (7153) 7153)
    ATI FireGL V3400 (RV530 GL 128 MB 71D2)
    ATI FireGL V5000 (RV410 GL - 8P 5E48)
    ATI FireGL V5100 (R423 GL - PRO2 5551)
    ATI FireGL V5200 (RV530 GL 256 MB 71DA)
    ATI FireGL V5300 (R520 GL 12P 7105)
    ATI FireGL V7100 (R423 GL XT 5550)
    ATI FireGL V7200 (R480 GL 16P 5D50)
    ATI FireGL V7200 (R520 GL 16P 7104)
    ATI FireGL V7300 (R520 GL 16P 528 MB 710E)
    ATI FireGL V7350 (R520 GL 16P 1 GB 710F)
    ATI FireGL V7400 (RV570 GL 728C)
    ATI FireGL X1 (FireGL X1 4E47)
    ATI FireGL X2-256/X2-256t (FireGL X2 4E4B)
    ATI FireGL X3-256 (R420 GL 4A4D)
    ATI FireGL Z1 (FireGL Z1 4147)
    ATI FireMV 2200 (RV370 FireMV 2200 5B65)
    ATI FireMV 2250 (RV516 719B)
    ATI FireMV 2400 (M24 3151)
    ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e (M10-GL 4E54)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100 (M22 GL 5464)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200 (M24 GL 3154)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000 (M26-CSP128GL 564A)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000 (M26-GL 564B)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100 (M28 GL 5D49)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200 (M56 GL 71C4)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250 (M66 GL 71D4)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7100 (M58 GL 12P 7106)
    ATI MOBILITY FireGL V7200 (M58 GL 16P 7103)
    M54-GL (M54-GL 7144)
    R430 GL PRO (R430 GL PRO 5555)
    R430 GL XT (R430 GL XT 5554)
    R480 GL 12P (R480 GL 12P 5D51)
    Last edited by Kano; 09-12-2007 at 11:38 AM.

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    Wow. Cudos to ATI... I am glad of their recent move to open up their driver development process; maybe something will actually get fixed. I've been upgrading my fglrx driver version month after month; and the same errors have been there for over 4 months. Occasionally new errors pop up(like this annoying corruption error on my second screen). I don't even know or care if there are performance benefits to using this driver.

    I think a more accurate title for this driver release is:

    "HOLY CRAP! I can't believe I waited a week for this release"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mile View Post
    same crappy desktop performance as with 8.40 version

    as we said..there "may" be some OpenGL performance improvements, but basic things are not fixed
    I totally agree. I want to use my computer for two things. Work and watching movies on my TV. For the first, performance should be better. The second is not possible thanks to stupid bugs that happen to be there for 21 months, now.

    It's a shame.

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