The last time I tried Gnome Shell (on a nvidia laptop, using binary blob) it was not only slow, unusable, crashy, but confounded me. In general, the gnome people have been doing more changes in the last few years, that just alienates me. Not a single of my desktops I have deployed uses any form of gnome...2. No support for gnome 3
Performance is slightly less smooth, yes. But not distractingly so for me.3. Performance in KDE is worse than the OSS drivers. I think it's reasonable to expect windows to minimize without lag on a modern graphics card.
True, But I get tearing on my Nvidia blob systems, and recently on my Intel integrated systems too. I suspect that compositing managers and X are all doing it wrong, so there is no way to fix it until someone changes something drasticly.4. Tearing seems to be ever-present. Enabling tear-free desktop introduces microlag which makes watching movies pretty much unbearable.
Agreed, they had the chance to be first, and sat on it for 2 years, then released it in a series of incompatible versions, and a loose spec. It only works in VLC for me, and the H264.l5 issue is very annoying.5. Hardware acceleration for videos is not hassle-free and only works half of the time
This is a Wine issue. They don't test on anything but the nvidia blob. The amount of nvidia-only features they use is astounding.6. Wine games lag.
In General, there isn't a satisfactory driver out there for Linux, right now.
Always lacking in some form or another.
At least the AMD and MESA drivers don't suffer from the "Can't disable VDPAU support in flash, so everytime a flash video plays it draws crap all over the screen, everywhere!"
Last edited by chronniff; 07-28-2011 at 07:58 AM.
Performance is good but my laptop is very powerful too: i5 480M, hd 6550, running xfce. Scrolling does work well - when it works.
There is often the problem that the displaying of windows gets stuck. Especially after using the window chooser with alt-tab every window's content display gets stuck, the task bar doesn't get updated etc. I don't know if it's fglrx' fault but I suspect so.
And this is the mid of the 2011... Holy ship!
I'm using 11.6 from RPM Fusion (on Fedora 15) to run the graphics on my A8-3850 APU, but it says unsupported hardware. Though it works... ehh... well, it works without failing completely. I tried using the 11.7 driver straight from the AMD website earlier, and the unsupported hardware message goes away. However, their package apparently doesn't configure itself correctly (and I'm not sure what I have to do), since the compositing GNOME Shell refuses to run. I'll keep running 11.6 until the RPM Fusion folks do a version bump, even though there's some issues, such as that annoying, persistent emblem in the lower right corner of my screen that says "Unsupported hardware".
You can use the /etc/ati/control file from the new ati-installer, just extract it and fetch it from there.
i only see crappy www corruptions on some pages.
and 640x460 while booting and sometimes no logo while system is booting
anyone cal tell me how to fix it?