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Thread: Catalyst 11.12 Driver released

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    Default Catalyst 11.12 Driver released

    I just noticed catalyst 11.12 for Windows floating through the net. So i looked up the Linux driver and it's there:

    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/at...x86.x86_64.run

    Haven't tried it yet, later this evening.

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    Default Nothing new

    For me and my oldie hd4850 it does work exactly the same as 11.11...
    - GNOME3 support still sux,
    - using xv video output causes X to crash,
    and where is (mentioned here on phoronix) GL_ARB_robustness extension?

    So dissapointed...

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    oh yeah!! been sitting waiting for this one all day. il give it a whirl and report back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vi0L0 View Post
    For me and my oldie hd4850 it does work exactly the same as 11.11...
    - GNOME3 support still sux,
    - using xv video output causes X to crash,
    and where is (mentioned here on phoronix) GL_ARB_robustness extension?

    So dissapointed...
    Same shit for me on Fedora 16/64 on my notebook with ATI HD56750. With Gnome 3 I get same "artifacts" on screen.
    It's unbelievable, i they are unable to make an affordable driverpack for linux. (I don't remember, when Gnome 3 published... maybe more than 6 months ago ?)

    Uninstalling now...

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    im using a 4890. pretty boring sofar.

    installation per instructions - worked withotu incedent.
    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...talyst.2Ffglrx

    firefox( 10a2 ) opengl accelerated layers still broken. not sure its an ati issue honestly - but it would be nice if it worked.
    chromium works with all acceleration enabled. ie fishtank with 1000 fish at 55fps.

    desktop seems a little snappier. no problems with unity.

    vlc video playback fine. im using the latest xvba driver and vaapi and my cpu usage playing back video is tiny. almost nothing - 24% playign back 720p files.

    youtube flash 720p fullscreen is fine. bit cpu hungry. maybe 40%. im using the labs 11.2.202.96 x64 plugin for firefox. perfect functionality. very pleased.

    edit.
    im on ubuntu 11.10 x64.
    youtube flash 1080p is 34% cpu.

    edit2 - tiny concern
    was expecting opengl 4.xxxx
    OpenGL version string: 3.3.11318
    Last edited by paulf; 12-13-2011 at 03:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    im using a 4890.

    edit2 - tiny concern
    was expecting opengl 4.xxxx
    OpenGL version string: 3.3.11318
    AFAIK R700 only supports OpenGL 3.x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader69 View Post
    Same shit for me on Fedora 16/64 on my notebook with ATI HD56750. With Gnome 3 I get same "artifacts" on screen.
    It's unbelievable, i they are unable to make an affordable driverpack for linux. (I don't remember, when Gnome 3 published... maybe more than 6 months ago ?)

    Uninstalling now...
    You can work around the video playback issue by downgrading Xorg to the packages from fc15. Specifically, the xorg-x11-drv* and xorg-x11-server* packages. Use 'yum downgrade' to do that.

    I think we'll have to wait until RHEL ships gnome-shell to see an improvement on that front. That's gotta be what - 2 or 3 years from now?

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    That driver just added a few more pci ids and no noticeable fixes. Even for win you can skip that driver completely as gamers are already told to use the new 12.1 preview. Just where is the 12.1 preview for Linux...?

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    I would really welcome such minor releases, in particular for major bugs which shouldn't take 3+ month to be fixed.
    Otherwise, they could keep the current stable cycle and *additionally* release unsupported beta drivers.
    I don't see what's behind this fully closed beta thing. At least a selection of beta drivers could be distributed officially.

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    fglrx is unusable for me right now.
    its crawling through unity and has serious problems rendering anything with an acceptable framerate.

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