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    Default AMD's New Catalyst Driver Is Available To All Linux Users

    Phoronix: AMD's New Catalyst Driver Is Available To All Linux Users

    Yesterday saw a SteamOS Linux update that shipped a new AMD Catalyst Linux driver that reportedly worked much better for popular Steam Linux games. That driver update led Valve to officially support AMD (and Intel) graphics on SteamOS. For non-SteamOS Linux users, that new AMD driver update is available for other distributions...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU2NjU

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    Default Finaly support for xorg 1.14!

    But xorg 1.15 already on arch testing repository and xorg 1.16 already proposed =(

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    Default 13.11 v9.95 after 13.12??

    Kind of strange that they release a beta numbered 13.11 beta v9.95 after releasing a driver numbered 13.12.

    http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...Linux%20x86_64

    The package maintainers are going to love the numbering the implies a downgrade ...

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    Default Does it still crash immediately using konsole on SI?

    No I won't test it again - did that for about a year. radeonsi is slow but doesn't crash my X session (any more.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrohbeck View Post
    radeonsi is slow but doesn't crash my X session (any more.)
    You should test the distance alpha then http://survivethedistance.com/
    It hangs the radeonsi driver pretty hard for me...

    But on a positive note: That's the only thing that I have had any problems with for a rather long time.

    I even have much more problems with the intel driver randomly hanging. But intel pretty much always recovers after 10 seconds.

    Code:
    $ dmesg | grep stuck
    [30860.843896] [drm] stuck on render ring
    [75901.275528] [drm] stuck on render ring
    [100180.921909] [drm] stuck on render ring
    [115240.793172] [drm] stuck on render ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerddie View Post
    Kind of strange that they release a beta numbered 13.11 beta v9.95 after releasing a driver numbered 13.12.

    http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...Linux%20x86_64

    The package maintainers are going to love the numbering the implies a downgrade ...
    This! This! Can we PLEASE have sane version numbering? I can see that I have nvidia 325.15 installed (with dpkg --list, no less!), and that 330 is newer. But fgrlx you have the catalyst version which is stupid as hell, and has no relation to the installed version number (I love when different fglrx versions all generate the same deb package version), and before we had version-betaXX now we have beta vsubversion.subsubversion. CAN WE PLEASE END THIS HELLISH MADNESS?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisXY View Post
    You should test the distance alpha then http://survivethedistance.com/
    It hangs the radeonsi driver pretty hard for me...

    But on a positive note: That's the only thing that I have had any problems with for a rather long time.

    I even have much more problems with the intel driver randomly hanging. But intel pretty much always recovers after 10 seconds.

    Code:
    $ dmesg | grep stuck
    [30860.843896] [drm] stuck on render ring
    [75901.275528] [drm] stuck on render ring
    [100180.921909] [drm] stuck on render ring
    [115240.793172] [drm] stuck on render ring
    Which Intel CPU do you have? And what is the version of the kernel you used?
    I had the same issue with 3.13-rc7 then I downgraded to 3.12.6. Also do you have any problems with heating?
    I noticed that the temperatures of my laptop are much higher with 3.13-rc7 compared to 3.12.6.

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    I've been using the radeon drivers for about a half year now and so far I only have 1 game completely unplayable in it (immediate crash). Otherwise, I've had a noticeably better experience with the open source drivers. I'd like to use Catalyst because then I get Crossfire support, but crossfire doesn't even work in any games I own (only the Heaven benchmark) so it isn't really worth using.

    It's kind of irritating, because what one driver is good at, the other one is bad at, and vice versa. Since the open source drivers are improving at a rapid rate and since I don't tend to play games in linux that often, I've decided to stick with the open source drivers. Whenever I get the opportunity to switch to wayland, I guess that'll help make my decision much easier.

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    Default WTF?

    The following packages must be installed in order for the AMD Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver to install and work optimally:
    - gimp-help-en
    - gimp-help-common
    ...
    Why the hell Catalyst is depending on GIMP help files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakot View Post
    Which Intel CPU do you have? And what is the version of the kernel you used?
    I had the same issue with 3.13-rc7 then I downgraded to 3.12.6.
    Ivy Bridge and yes, 3.13, but this has been going on for a long time now.
    Not sure about the heat.

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