AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta improvements?
I tried searching for a changelog for this catalyst release , (since it is a a bump from 8.961 to 8.98) and couldnt find any... apart from the new watermark is there anything new?
Gnome 3 finally looks really stable right now in Catalyst 12.6.... is there any work going into xvba too?
Just began testing that driver, some facts
kernel support up to 3.3 (32 bit tested), 3.4 fails
134 legacy pci ids dropped compared to 12-4
20 new pci ids compared to 12-4
186 identical pci ids compared to 12-4
Last edited by Kano; 06-01-2012 at 07:53 AM.
Some things, i have found out during normal xbmc usage:
ASIC hang has been fixed within a GL context.
HDMI Audio continues to work in the following scenario: PC -> receiver -> TV: You can switch off TV now and sound continues. You can also switch off receiver and sound continues through TV speakers.
In the scenario: PC -> TV. Sound comes back when you turn on TV after you turned it off.
VC-1 withing xvba was fixed. Artefacts were visible with 12.4
UWD_H264Level51 is still not possible.
Perhaps they change their way of publishing Changelogs now, too.
Includes new 2D acceleration architecture. Enable with (maybe it is enabled by default... I haven't checked, but it works when setting this):
Supports KWin direct rendering. Force with:
Thank you RussianNeuroMancer
Anyone knows how to remove the watermark in the bottom right corner?
Last edited by RussianNeuroMancer; 06-01-2012 at 11:52 AM.
XServer 1.12 is still broken
we (Debian) just wanted to upload the fixed xserver 1.12 driver to Debian, but yeah the x 1.12 support is....:
0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x34) [0x7fbbe05283c4]
1: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x18bf99) [0x7fbbe052bf99]
2: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x7fbbdf6c8000+0xf030)
3: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpciaccess.so.0 (0x7fbbdf8e4000+0x5394)
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x8032c9)
7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (xf86InitInt10+0xd)
8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so (0x7fbbdb7bb000+0x48405c)
11: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x83c) [0x7fbbe043287c]
12: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x4181d) [0x7fbbe03e181d]
13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd)
14: /usr/bin/X (0x7fbbe03a0000+0x41cdd) [0x7fbbe03e1cdd]
Segmentation fault at address 0xffffffffe18c7332
... simply not working at all (on amd64 only maybe?)..............
3.4 and xserver 1.12 working on arch
not sure if this is debian specific problem, because archlinux maintainer of catalyst has reported success with 3.4 Kernel as well as Xserver 1.12 .. but it looks like he is using a hack to make it compatible with kernel 3.4, not sure again because i have seen users within Phoronix forums reporting Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.4 kernel working with catalyst 12.6
Originally Posted by the-me
Last edited by xgt001; 06-01-2012 at 02:25 PM.
Originally Posted by xgt001
It's working for me under Fedora 17 64-bit with Xorg 1.12 and kernel 3.3.7-1.fc17.x86_64.
It's also quite snappier on my AMD E-350, very happy with this release so far.