View Poll Results: Which version have you gone to, back to, or currently using since 8.42.3 is out?

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  • 8.42.3 - sticking with it

    33 58.93%
  • 8.41.7

    3 5.36%
  • 8.40.4

    11 19.64%
  • 8.39.4

    0 0%
  • 8.38.6

    0 0%
  • 8.37.6

    0 0%
  • 8.36.5

    0 0%
  • 8.35.5 or lower fglrx driver

    3 5.36%
  • opensource driver

    6 10.71%
  • mesa driver - I no need no stikin' 3d

    1 1.79%
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Thread: which vesion have you gone to (back), or staying with now that 8.42.3 is out?

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    8.42.3 is a step in the right direction for my x1950 Pro AGP. At least it sees my card as AGP now but has an error in Xorg.0.log and poor performance all round (presumably because of the error).

    My old 6800 GT has higher framerates atm . I was getting segfaults in UT2004 demo though, not sure if that was a driver issue or because the card has been hanging around in a cupboard.
    Can you paste that Error? I have the same card and performance is craptastic. On the big 'the baby is born' forum entry posts get lost so fast, there's not point trying to discuss anything there

    For now, i'm back to 8.34 as it's the only one that works properly with my (our) card(s)

  2. #12
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    From Xorg.0.log:

    Code:
    (II) fglrx(0): [drm] register handle = 0x00004000
    (EE) fglrx(0): Failed to enable interrupts.
    (II) fglrx(0): [pci] find AGP GART
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] Mode=0x1f00421b bridge: 0x10de/0x00e1
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] AGP v1/2 disable mask 0x00000000
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] AGP v3 disable mask   0x00000000
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] enabling AGP with mode=0x1f00431a
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] Remapping MC AGP space (new MCAGPBase = 0xdc000000)
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] AGP protocol is enabled for graphics board. (cmd=0x1f004312)
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] graphics chipset has AGP v3.0 (native mode)
    (II) fglrx(0): DRI initialization successfull!
    Not sure if this is caused by the driver or kernel yet. Noticed CONFIG_PCI_MSI, in the kernel, might be needed for interrupts, I'll try turning it on.

    There are no other errors but some warnings, mostly about AIGLX.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    From Xorg.0.log:

    Code:
    (II) fglrx(0): [drm] register handle = 0x00004000
    (EE) fglrx(0): Failed to enable interrupts.
    (II) fglrx(0): [pci] find AGP GART
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] Mode=0x1f00421b bridge: 0x10de/0x00e1
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] AGP v1/2 disable mask 0x00000000
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] AGP v3 disable mask   0x00000000
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] enabling AGP with mode=0x1f00431a
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] Remapping MC AGP space (new MCAGPBase = 0xdc000000)
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] AGP protocol is enabled for graphics board. (cmd=0x1f004312)
    (II) fglrx(0): [agp] graphics chipset has AGP v3.0 (native mode)
    (II) fglrx(0): DRI initialization successfull!
    Not sure if this is caused by the driver or kernel yet. Noticed CONFIG_PCI_MSI, in the kernel, might be needed for interrupts, I'll try turning it on.

    There are no other errors but some warnings, mostly about AIGLX.
    started a new thread, as we may have the same issue. I belive you are right about though
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16997

  4. #14
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    I'm currently staying with 8.42.3. After an upgrade to X.Org 7.3, all of the sudden it worked. :P I've got 3D working OK now, AIGLX works but no Compiz. I will only have to life with the display corruption till that's resolved though.

    Next to that, I basically have no place to go anymore. :P 8.40 is not supported on X.Org 7.3 and the radeon driver stopped working after I installed 8.42 for the first time.

  5. #15
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    I had to go back to 8.40.4 personally due to issues with the way it kept trying to handle my monitor... couldn't do anything to fix it, and i even tried reconfiguring some stuff by hand and that was no good too.

  6. #16
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    Well I cannot get 8.41 or 8.42 to successfully build a package for Fedora7 on x86_64 -- so I have not even been able to evalutate the new offerings.

    My builds fail with
    RPM build errors:
    File not found by glob: /tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.41.7-1-8398-root/tmp/ATI-fglrx-8.41.7-1.f7-root-root/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/*

    Sigh!

  7. #17
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    Default Changing My Vote


    Correction: I am NOT running on 8.40. In fact, since I changed to Fedora 7 x86_64 (from Fedora Core 6 x86_64) I have not been able to get AMD drivers working!!!


    In times like this: VESA IS YOUR FRIEND.


    Isn't that SAD!!


    I STRONGLY doubt that I will EVER buy another ATI card again -- not will I recommend one to anyone.

    For my work laptop I bought one with the Intel chip set. Not quite the highest of performers, but at least it WORKS.

  8. #18
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    i'll wait for opensource driver to mature. i'm not using fglrx again no matter what.

    why are "opensource" and "mesa" options separate in the poll? i use them together. any by using mesa - i do have 3d acceleration.

  9. #19
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    Maybe rename the last one to vesa/fbdev

  10. #20
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    If you look what I said last week then I have to change my vote yet again. Thanks to help from mikeuw I got my Radeon X1300 working under Fedora 7. Refer here if you are stuck:
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17662


    Quote Originally Posted by louisvd View Post

    Correction: I am NOT running on 8.40. In fact, since I changed to Fedora 7 x86_64 (from Fedora Core 6 x86_64) I have not been able to get AMD drivers working!!!


    In times like this: VESA IS YOUR FRIEND.


    Isn't that SAD!!


    I STRONGLY doubt that I will EVER buy another ATI card again -- not will I recommend one to anyone.

    For my work laptop I bought one with the Intel chip set. Not quite the highest of performers, but at least it WORKS.

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