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Right now KWIN falls back to OpenGL 1.x with catalyst due to direct rendering being screwed up or something..? don't know the inner details just that direct rendering is to blame.

For opengles kwin needs egl. The catalyst drivers don't provide that (or do they with some magic symbolic links?) .. Please provide EGL.

I really just want to run kde/kwin as they are supposed to do. Somehow AMD always manages to really get the blood under my nails in this stuff. Please AMD, QUIT putting out new OpenGL revisions if the older things aren't even working.. Like direct rendering, glsl, and egl. I really just have that stuff all working perfectly with opengl 2.3 instead of having a severely crippled opengl 4.something.