It works somehow...
OK, creating deb files was a no-no... I installed the driver directly from the installer and now it works (after fiddling with xrandr to add 1920x1200 resolution to monitor). But, now I have another problem: my new monitor is 1920x1200, and my old projector can accepr resolutions up to 1920x540. Is there a way to scale screen in clone mode for displays with lower maximum resolution?
+1000. Having a watermark to specifically say that some hardware may be buggy is based upon the flawed assumption that if your hardware passed QA, then everything is fine and dandy and the driver works 100%.
Originally Posted by DaemonFC
But no, I don't think it's worth AMD's time to code up some way for people to disable the watermark. I already have code on the Phoronix forums for gutting it out of your driver. Just run the code and get on with your life.
On the other hand, I wouldn't be at all surprised if AMD did something tricky to deeply obfuscate their watermarking code so that you can't (easily) disable it with a binary hack anymore. They're fine with spending engineering effort to prevent people from doing things that help themselves, but if you ask them to spend 5 minutes to help the user, it's "you either let us work on the driver or we drop everything, no progress gets made, and we spend days of lost productivity just trying to satisfy you and your greedy need to have a driver that doesn't splat a big green watermark in the bottom-right corner".
I know I'm greatly exaggerating and grossly overstating the problem and dramatizing it, but I'm feeling abusive today. The world has been abusive to me, so I'm randomly lashing out. Disregard this post, bridgman -- I really like fglrx. With lolsed run over it, of course. :P
Maybe you did not notice that I binary hacked fglrx to support Xorg 1.3 and to get rid of the watermark. But i absolutely hate that this is needed at all, that's complete nonsense to mark a driver that it was not tested on that specific hardware. You gain nothing with that info, if the driver works you see a stupid logo and you hate it. If it would not work at all then you don't see a logo, nice
Last edited by Kano; 03-29-2012 at 06:21 PM.