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    Default Linux 3.0 Kernel Has Been Christened

    Phoronix: Linux 3.0 Kernel Has Been Christened

    Officially marking the introduction of Linux 3.x, Linus Torvalds this evening announced the official release of Linux 3.0...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTY5Mw

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    And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?

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    No, not yet. Just saw that 3.0 was released. Though Kernelside was often better than the interaction with xorg-server. 1.10 didn't seem supported by fglrx 11-6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khudsa View Post
    And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?
    Kernel changes can usually be worked around with a small patch.

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    Catalyst will support the new kernel whenever the beta version of Ubuntu that runs the 3.0 kernel comes out.
    Unless something unexpected happens

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    Recent Nvidia drivers have no problem with linux 3.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khudsa View Post
    And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?
    Who buys AMD hardware to run blob drivers??!?!?

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    FGLRX can run on 3.0 with 2.6.39 patchs...

    Except if something big changed since the RC4, the last time I tested those infamous drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Who buys AMD hardware to run blob drivers??!?!?
    Umm. Well. Not intentionally but when fglrx gives you >10W better powersave than Kernel-drivers? (or the years b4 when the difference was >80W in idle.) When KMS gives you all sorts of random freezes on you slightly eldery RV670 chip (dunno why but it kept freezing, fglrx went with 1 freeze/crash in 3 or 4 months). Though I suspect the hardware to have become flakey over time (was a HD 3870 106W TDP but passive cooling, somehow I have the impression that some GPU or VRAM chip might be damaged, it also messed up during windows gaming).

    But I ordered a HD 5670 anyway and I'll check KMS on that again as soon as it arrives. And probably then right with a 3.0 kernel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khudsa View Post
    And now the one million question, the AMD/ATI proprietary drivers works with this kernel? Has anyone tested it?
    Code:
    chris@chrisl ~ % uname -a
    Linux chrisl 3.0.0-mainline #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 22 11:22:36 CEST 2011 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
    chris@chrisl ~ % fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6500M/5600/5700 Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.1.10834 Compatibility Profile Context
    chris@chrisl ~ %
    Here is how it is built on Archlinux:
    http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41040

    I use catalyst for the power saving too until https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31000 is fixed. And until OpenGL 2+ support is working.

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