AMD Catalyst 13.6 Beta
AMD Catalyst 13.6 Beta release is imminent, probably within a few hours. Sorry for the heads up, but I might go to sleep in a bit but wanted others to know beforehand:
Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 13.6 Beta Driver for Linux:
This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new features:
Ubuntu 13.04 Production Support
Xserver 1.14 Support
GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension support
 Fix black screen while entering Team Fortress 2 under cinnamon desktop environment
 Fix tearing for some OpenGL applications with VSYNC on or off
 Fix taskbar missing after UVD playback on Ubuntu 12.04
 Fix corruption in Team Fortress 2 when running Dustbowl map
 Fix the error for APL initialization failure
 Fix screen corruption when kill X on Ubuntu 13.04
 Fix some WebGL conformance test failures
 Fix the regression of performance drop with XBMC for UVD playback
That's a pretty small changelog for over a month of absence since the last driver release.
Display brightness control on laptops is still not fixed
OpenGL input in general is a bit more responsive, BUT the corner cases where there was extreme input lag before is still there
This is a joke.
On a positive note: OpenGL Shader 4.3 is exposed, less tearing.
That's what I wanted to know, thanks. Still stuck with Ubuntu 12.10 then.
Originally Posted by d2kx
Yay, it's all the excitement of having a legacy card "will I get any more updates?" "will I be able to play this game with an old driver?", "when will I be able to use 13.04 or other future ubuntu versions?", but without having a legacy card.
It's like a legacy simulator -- see all the fun you're missing from being ignored!
sorry for my stupidity, but does it support 2D Acceleration?
because it is nightmare if it doesn't. scrolling is slow, moving windows(non opengl Window manager).
Just to chime in. Brightness control works perfectly for me, infact, it only worked perfectly from release 12.11beta7 onwards. (before that it was a bit iffy)
Also try to see if you have the ACPI 'video' kernel module loaded. (e.g. try sudo modprobe video)?
Well said. That's why we should spread the word
Originally Posted by [Knuckles]
Great, I am going to try it out.
Is there any fix regarding Crossfire?
I am experimenting a hard freeze as soon as I call any catalyst opengl functionality with a dual 7970 setup.
It happens when
where 13 is a fd on /dev/ati/card0
That pretty much looks like:
: Fix hard hang when startx with CrossFire enabled for NI Caicos Pro or SI Cape Verde Pro
but with 7970s. Waiting this to be fixed to get 7990s.
I have oprofile data too available. I pretty much know which functions seem to get stuck if it can help you.
Also can you expand what UEFI support new feature does exactly? I have disabled it on my UEFI system with no noticeable difference.