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Thread: *Real* AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta out now

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
    On Ubuntu 12.10 install available fglrx package from repository.
    I noticed ..! It works now ..

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    yes, fglrx drivers are now avalaible for quantal, but with poor performance compared to same config with precise

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    Default Much Better Performance

    I installed the driver on my Asus 1215b which has one of the lower end Fusion chips in it that sports a Radeon 6310. It is MUCH smoother running this driver. Scrolling in Chrome is fluid and, as was said earlier in the thread, it seems overall 2D rendering is much better as the whole desktop seems more fluid. XVBA works in XBMC for video decoding and suspend has been working since I installed the 12.9 embedded driver.

    I hope this is an indicator of where things are going with the driver. My only concern is I see that the early release driver in Quantal is being reported as very slow. Hopefully, they get that sorted out before the final release.

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    Default compiz perhaps?

    legluondune, what DE are you using? Is it Unity by any chance? Compiz 0.9.8 introduced a few new options in the OpenGL plugin, namely "Framebuffer object", "Vertex buffer object" and "Always use buffer swapping", which, in my experience, made moving windows around feel slow and sluggish and caused somewhat higher CPU usage. So I disabled said options (as well as Sync To VBlank and enabled the Tear-Free option in CCC) and my desktop feels snappy again.

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    Default Working fine in Ubuntu 12.04 with HD7750

    I have just installed the driver in Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) and it works fine! This time I tried the "generate packages" method, which should make it easier to uninstall/upgrade. Beware though that the installer requires some dependencies to be preinstalled. Here is my recipe (for 64-bit version!):

    # Dependencies for generating .deb packages
    sudo apt-get install debhelper devscripts dh-modaliases execstack
    # Dependencies for installing .deb packages
    sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 dkms

    # Get driver
    mkdir ~/AMD;cd ~/AMD
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd...x86.x86_64.zip
    unzip amd-driver-installer-12-9-beta-x86.x86_64.zip

    # Run installer
    sudo sh amd-driver-installer-12-9-beta-x86.x86_64.run
    # Select "Generate Distribution Specific Driver Package"
    # Select "Build package for detected OS: Ubuntu/precise"
    # Installer should now run to completion without errors

    # Install driver
    sudo dpkg -i fglrx_9.000-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb fglrx-amdcccle_9.000-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb fglrx-dev_9.000-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

    # Make an xorg.conf file
    sudo aticonfig --initial
    # And reboot....
    Last edited by Veto; 09-29-2012 at 03:17 PM. Reason: Clarified to work for 64-bit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by legluondunet View Post
    yes, fglrx drivers are now avalaible for quantal, but with poor performance compared to same config with precise
    Finally I have good performance with this drivers. But with Unity, wine games wich need big ressources (AION, Skyrim) have a poor framerate, it's unplayable. Anyway, I launch them on metacity and that's ok.

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    Does this driver have support for kernel 3.5+ ?

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    No patch required for kernel 3.5/3.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    No patch required for kernel 3.5/3.6.
    Thank you!

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