Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 50

Thread: catalyst 11.9 is online ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    49

    Default catalyst 11.9 is online ?

    Looks like it is, although the url has changed (i actually found it by a misstype):
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...x86.x86_64.run

    Umm... yeah:
    - tested on 3.1-rc7 kernel - fglrx doesn't need a patch to work with it (just like 11.8), and radeon hd 4850;
    - i don't see rainbow bar in GNOME3 although other bad things stayed, like slow window moving or strange flickering/garbages rendered whenever i will run kde app with systray icon
    - i've also tested it on xorg-server 1.11.1 from arch's [testing] repository but it's not working with it...
    - many files inside this driver is different, but there's no new files, so it's easier for a maintainers to update

    So i actually hope that this 11.9 was put there by a mistake and a better version of 11.9 will be uploaded today ;P
    If not, well... Michael you were wrong about incoming xserver 1.11.x support ;P

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    5,411

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vi0L0 View Post
    So i actually hope that this 11.9 was put there by a mistake and a better version of 11.9 will be uploaded today ;P
    watch the history of catalyst this will never be.

    the catalyst 11.10 is the one with the new xserver support. because of ubuntu 11.10

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    49

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    watch the history of catalyst this will never be.

    the catalyst 11.10 is the one with the new xserver support. because of ubuntu 11.10
    Rly? Cuz since months phoronix is saying that there won't be xserver 1.11 (only 1.10) in ubuntu 11.10 - cuz of proprietary drivers.
    And i atcually believed phoronix in this case...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    405

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vi0L0 View Post
    Rly? Cuz since months phoronix is saying that there won't be xserver 1.11 (only 1.10) in ubuntu 11.10 - cuz of proprietary drivers.
    And i atcually believed phoronix in this case...
    This is one case where I believed him all along. It gives Ubuntu the chance to screw over other distributions if the only way of running proprietary video drivers is with them.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    49

    Default

    We actually don't need to "believe" in anything, here's url:
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric....10.4-1ubuntu2

    latest x-server for ubuntu 11.10 is in 1.10.4 version, and it was commited on 2011-09-19

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Downgraded Fedora 16's Xorg to 1.10 packages from F15 and the drivers do work with GNOME (3.2 in this case). The new GDM with the fancy new gnome-shell based login greeter doesn't work though.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    49

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Massa View Post
    Downgraded Fedora 16's Xorg to 1.10 packages from F15 and the drivers do work with GNOME (3.2 in this case). The new GDM with the fancy new gnome-shell based login greeter doesn't work though.
    I forgot to mention that im using GNOME3 3.0.2 version.
    What radeon you have got? Is GNOME3 working fast for you?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vi0L0 View Post
    I forgot to mention that im using GNOME3 3.0.2 version.
    What radeon you have got? Is GNOME3 working fast for you?
    I have an AMD E-350 APU (Radeon 6310). GNOME Shell is noticeably faster, and it seems gtkperf also got a nice boost compared to the open source driver (10 seconds to render everything, 17s on the open source driver). The system felt a little sluggish rendering even 2d apps before, now it's much faster.

    I'll give VAAPI a try next, I'd love to not have to boot Windows to play HD videos.

    Another thing I should mention is battery life seems much better with this driver as well.
    Last edited by Massa; 09-28-2011 at 03:42 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    49

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Massa View Post
    I have an AMD E-350 APU (Radeon 6310). GNOME Shell is noticeably faster, and it seems gtkperf also got a nice boost compared to the open source driver (10 seconds to render everything, 17s on the open source driver). The system felt a little sluggish rendering even 2d apps before, now it's much faster.

    I'll give VAAPI a try next, I'd love to not have to boot Windows to play HD videos.

    Another thing I should mention is battery life seems much better with this driver as well.
    Nice to hear that

    BTW: looks like amd has fixed link, so now also ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run is available for download, although it's the same as ati-driver-installer-11.9-x86.x86_64.run which i mentioned at the begining of this thread

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Tried installing it in Ubuntu 11.10 beta 2. Weird graphic artifacts on bootup, then appeared to hang. Was able to get to the login screen after undocking the laptop. Then seemed to be working ok apart from a compiz crash (but 11.10 is still a bit unstable so probably nothing to do with Catalyst). On shutdown, the laptop locked up with weird graphics. Reinstated Cat 11.8 from the Ubuntu 11.10 repos. I think I will give 11.9 a miss until things settle down a bit

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •