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    I'll test this this week!


    I the meantime - could anyone help me out with removing fglrx first? I went roughly like this:
    su -c 'yum remove akmod-catalyst-legacy-* xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-legacy* xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-legacy-libs'

    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    un-blacklist xorg in /etc/yum.conf (which was used to prevent xorg from updating to keep it downgraded)

    reboot

    su -c 'yum clean all'

    yum reinstall mesa-libGL
    yum reinstall mesa-*

    yum reinstall xorg-x11-server* && yum install xorg-x11-drv-intel*


    I also tried updating the intel driver using their official installer.



    AMD provides a script for fglrx uninstallation (.sh). Can anyone find and upload such script for catalyst 13.1 legacy so that we could all see what it actually does?
    http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalys..._Installer.pdf

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    Awesome!

    What you listed in correct for uninstalling fglrx, except for the first yum line. It should be:

    Code:
    su -c 'yum remove akmod-catalyst-legacy kmod-catalyst-legacy-* xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-legacy*'
    Also, after you unblock the packages in /etc/yum.conf, use "yum update" instead of "yum reinstall". You don't want to reinstall the old versions

    The AMD uninstallation script should only be used if you installed from the binary on AMD's website. It basically just manually deletes all the files instead of letting rpm handle it.

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    Code:
    su -c 'yum remove akmod-catalyst-legacy kmod-catalyst-legacy-* xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-legacy*'
    Password: 
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    No Match for argument: akmod-catalyst-legacy
    No Match for argument: kmod-catalyst-legacy-*
    No Match for argument: xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-legacy*
    No Packages marked for removal
    Also after I re-installed the said packages I also updated the whole system. Still broken graphics performance.

    Code:
    glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.2, 128 bits)
        GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
    My xorg.conf
    http://sdrv.ms/105FY83

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucic View Post
    This can't be correct. Neither "device" section mentions intel or ati.
    You're probably better of with skipping xorg.conf completely (delete it) so that it can auto configure itself and change your monitor setup with xrandr after X is started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droste View Post
    This can't be correct. Neither "device" section mentions intel or ati.
    You're probably better of with skipping xorg.conf completely (delete it) so that it can auto configure itself and change your monitor setup with xrandr after X is started.
    Xorg.conf deleted and it hasn't been re-created after reboot. Performance is slightly better but still bad. It was perfect before I installed fglrx.

    Code:
    glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset 
        GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenxiaolong View Post
    Alrighty, I finished making the packages The source code and packaging are available here: https://github.com/chenxiaolong/Fedora-Hybrid-Graphics

    Instructions.
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    I got a "nothing to do" error
    http://sdrv.ms/12Rel03

    Pretty bad as I lost my system when I was trying to go back Intel -> AMD and restored an image with a working Catalyst specifically to test this. I may not be able to test this again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucic View Post
    I got a "nothing to do" error
    http://sdrv.ms/12Rel03

    Pretty bad as I lost my system when I was trying to go back Intel -> AMD and restored an image with a working Catalyst specifically to test this. I may not be able to test this again soon.
    What version of the catalyst drivers do you currently have installed?

    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep catalyst
    EDIT: Maybe try installing the RPMs with "rpm -Uvh /path/to/rpms" instead of "yum install".

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenxiaolong View Post
    What version of the catalyst drivers do you currently have installed?

    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep catalyst
    I had 13.1. Right now I'm toying with F19 alpha so I may not be able to respond quickly...

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    It seems the ask.fedora method I used doesn't work anymore. I'd test your program but I don't know any other method of downgrading the damn xorg
    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...m-1-13-to-1-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucic View Post
    It seems the ask.fedora method I used doesn't work anymore. I'd test your program but I don't know any other method of downgrading the damn xorg
    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...m-1-13-to-1-12
    I replied to your other thread. The instructions at ask.fedoraproject.org work fine, but they require a little change if you need to do it again on the same installation.

    If only AMD would update their damn drivers

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