Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 53

Thread: AMD Releases Catalyst 12.1 Driver For Linux

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    Okay, you need to

    sudo apt-get install libstdc++6:i386

    to make it work for Ubuntu 64-bit. Thanks wsnipex.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Old Europe
    Posts
    904

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Khudsa View Post
    The xv video bug is fixed?
    http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=337
    http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=350

    Just tried it. Unless I did sth. horribly wrong I can tell that it is NOT fixed.
    Please shoot me if I'm ever going to defend this binary blob again (in any way).

    This is ridiculous!

    Edit: How difficult can it be to fix a SEGFAULT and depart from the disputable release cycle
    in case of such obvious and embarrassing bugs?
    Last edited by entropy; 01-25-2012 at 04:35 PM.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,718

    Default

    in short, if you want a pleasant experience, ditch gnome, use kde.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    3,774

    Default

    The usual monthly crap from AMD. Nothing to see here, move along.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Serbia
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    The usual monthly crap from AMD. Nothing to see here, move along.
    Not quite. With this driver hybrid graphics (Intel SB + AMD 6490M) on my brothers HP ProBook 4530s works.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    3,774

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Milos_SD View Post
    Not quite. With this driver hybrid graphics (Intel SB + AMD 6490M) on my brothers HP ProBook 4530s works.
    Now if it works it's some kind of achievement? "Working" is not a bonus, it's a requirement. Other that just "working" this driver is crap.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Serbia
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Now if it works it's some kind of achievement? "Working" is not a bonus, it's a requirement. Other that just "working" this driver is crap.
    It is an achievement. It didn't work before (from 11.6 to 11.12, I tried it all).

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    3,774

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Milos_SD View Post
    It is an achievement. It didn't work before (from 11.6 to 11.12, I tried it all).
    You're so easy to impress. I'm not. Imagine a salesman selling cars. People buy from him, but the cars are leaking oil, and smoke is coming from the AC.

    You, my friend, are impressed by this car and view it as an achievement, simply because it "works". Me, I view it for what it is: a piece of crap.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    187

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    The usual monthly crap from AMD. Nothing to see here, move along.
    Gnome shells working... makes me happy

  10. #20

    Default

    Gnome Shell actually works now without rendering issues. However, it's performance is fairly bad. Window dragging and other window movements such as minimize, are laggy and slow. I'm thinking my yearly swoon with my AMD hardware may be coming to a close. I want to use AMD. I want to like AMD, but their drivers are terrible. It seemed like it was getting better up until 11.11, then it seemed to nose dive again with 11.12 and now 12.1.

    I know it's been said by many people numerous times, but how can NVIDIA be so much better at making drivers for their hardware? If it wasn't for a few features that the FGLRX driver has that I need, I would just use the free driver exclusively because of how bad their proprietary one is.

    NVIDIA isn't perfect and I would like their driver to have a few lacking features added to it as well, but at least if I decide to use their binary blob I know it just works.

Posting Permissions

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