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#51 2008-06-27 13:10:26

carlocci
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

queltos wrote:

I'm running 8.6 on a 9700 mobility. I can play ET:QW and Savage2 (even though the menu looks a bit weird). Got no crashes so far.

Are you able to run the games in a window?

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#52 2008-06-27 19:56:57

queltos
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

carlocci wrote:

Are you able to run the games in a window?

Just tried..
Savage2: change to windowed -> messed up screen -> restart game -> works fine in windowed mode
ET:QW: change to windowed -> game crashes -> restart -> Game seems to work in a window without borders, but rest of the screen is messed up

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#53 2008-07-21 16:56:09

fettouhi
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Catalyst 8.7 has just been released smile. Looking forward to the update smile.

Regards

André

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#54 2008-07-22 07:13:03

ukognos
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Does the driver ship support for the 2.6.26 kernel? because the 8.6 failed to work with 2.6.26.

BTW: Hello Archlinux community big_smile

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#55 2008-07-22 13:53:56

lldmer
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

ukognos wrote:

Does the driver ship support for the 2.6.26 kernel? because the 8.6 failed to work with 2.6.26.

BTW: Hello Archlinux community big_smile

Hi there:)

From the release notes (http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catal … linux.html):

Before attempting to install the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite, the following software must be installed:

    * XOrg 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3
    * Linux Kernel 2.6 and above
    * glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
    * POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

It doesn't seem to mention 2.6.26 explicitly. In the Catalyst 8.7 thread on the phornix forums (http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11555), mileage seems to vary on 2.6.26. A patch from git to supposedly make it play with 2.6.26 is also mentioned.

Last edited by lldmer (2008-07-22 13:55:19)


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#56 2008-07-22 14:40:37

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

I dunno about any issues with the 2.6.26 kernel, but catalyst 8.7 is working great with my X1400.  It fixed the desktop corruption that occurred whenever a wine/crossover application was run.


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#57 2008-07-23 09:18:37

whererun
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

lldmer wrote:
ukognos wrote:

Does the driver ship support for the 2.6.26 kernel? because the 8.6 failed to work with 2.6.26.

BTW: Hello Archlinux community big_smile

Hi there:)

From the release notes (http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catal … linux.html):

Before attempting to install the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite, the following software must be installed:

    * XOrg 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3
    * Linux Kernel 2.6 and above
    * glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
    * POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

It doesn't seem to mention 2.6.26 explicitly. In the Catalyst 8.7 thread on the phornix forums (http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11555), mileage seems to vary on 2.6.26. A patch from git to supposedly make it play with 2.6.26 is also mentioned.

this is the patch:
http://phorogit.com/index.php?p=fglrx-p … 9c529cafe4

i use the Centos 5.2 and ati-driver-installer-8-7-x86.x86_64.run file,

I dont hnow how to use this patch ,

Can tell me where and how to use it ,

help me please , so thanks.

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#58 2008-07-23 14:24:43

ukognos
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Why do you want to use it?

This patch is for catalyst-8.6. With 8.7 you should not need this patch anymore.

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#59 2008-07-27 02:51:20

whererun
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

ukognos wrote:

Why do you want to use it?

This patch is for catalyst-8.6. With 8.7 you should not need this patch anymore.

O,thank you so much.
I have use the kernel 2.6.26 on the CENTOS 5.2 with ATI X300 ,but
ATI 8.7 can`t install in to my new kernel 2.6.26 ,how do it?

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#60 2008-07-27 03:02:32

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

whererun wrote:
ukognos wrote:

Why do you want to use it?

This patch is for catalyst-8.6. With 8.7 you should not need this patch anymore.

O,thank you so much.
I have use the kernel 2.6.26 on the CENTOS 5.2 with ATI X300 ,but
ATI 8.7 can`t install in to my new kernel 2.6.26 ,how do it?

There's a version of 8.7 for both architectures in testing right now. Those should be for the new kernel.

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#61 2008-08-20 19:42:03

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

New ATI Catalyst™ 8.8 Proprietary Linux Display Driver.
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-d … x86_64.run
The Linux 2.6.26 kernel support, adaptive anti-aliasing, CrossFire, Overdrive, and other minor fixes
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a … tion&num=2

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#62 2008-08-22 11:22:14

Inkaine
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Anyone got it working yet? I tried using the PKGBUILD with the kernel patch excluded. I got a compile error already and the module won't insert on boot due to that. It's reported to be working on Phoronix. sad

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#63 2008-08-22 18:05:42

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Catalyst 8.8 is in the repos now. Is anyone else experiencing hick ups (jerkiness) when compiz is on? I heard if you turn off PAT (in the kernel) that it will go away. How does one do that?

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André

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#64 2008-08-22 18:46:55

Zap
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Why there still is the 2.6.26 patch in the catalyst package?
Now catalyst really support 2.6.26 kernel, i tried without the patch and works

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#65 2008-08-22 19:59:25

AndyRTR
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Zap wrote:

Why there still is the 2.6.26 patch in the catalyst package?
Now catalyst really support 2.6.26 kernel, i tried without the patch and works

the package failed to compile without the smp fix on my quad system wink

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#66 2008-08-26 19:43:09

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Any news regarding the Checkerboard of Doom (screen corruption) with WINE?
Is there a workaround?

thx


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#67 2008-08-27 09:52:53

iainwillis
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

I'm also getting jerkiness when using compiz.
Does anyone have a solution?

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#68 2008-08-27 10:30:05

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Wintershade wrote:

Any news regarding the Checkerboard of Doom (screen corruption) with WINE?
Is there a workaround?

thx

I haven't seen the checkerboard of doom in ages. 8.6 Fixed that IIRC. Updated drivers should do it. My issue now is that my FPS sucks. 4fps in WoW is useless. Doesn't change no matter what I do. No biggie though, I don't play WoW much.

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#69 2008-08-27 11:21:03

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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

zeddD1abl0 wrote:

I haven't seen the checkerboard of doom in ages. 8.6 Fixed that IIRC. Updated drivers should do it. My issue now is that my FPS sucks. 4fps in WoW is useless. Doesn't change no matter what I do. No biggie though, I don't play WoW much.

Hmm, odd. I've had the checkerboard with Catalyst 8.6, 8.7 and 8.8. Could there be a problem with my config?
Could you post (or PM me) your xorg.conf?


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#70 2008-08-28 05:42:34

zeddD1abl0
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Wintershade wrote:
zeddD1abl0 wrote:

I haven't seen the checkerboard of doom in ages. 8.6 Fixed that IIRC. Updated drivers should do it. My issue now is that my FPS sucks. 4fps in WoW is useless. Doesn't change no matter what I do. No biggie though, I don't play WoW much.

Hmm, odd. I've had the checkerboard with Catalyst 8.6, 8.7 and 8.8. Could there be a problem with my config?
Could you post (or PM me) your xorg.conf?

It could be your configuration, but I'd doubt it. I haven't really done any changes to the default config. I used hwd -xa because I couldn't get the xconfig to work as it should. After that, all I did was the standard ATi thing

sudo aticonfig --initial --dtop=horizontal

I have two monitors, thus the dtop bit. That is all I've done AFAIK. No tweaking, no nothing. I will say it was 8.7 that fixed the Checkerboard of Doom for me, not 8.6. It's really funny that with the Checkerboard, I had a great FPS. Without the Checkerboard I have almost no FPS. Haven't got Compiz installed, too messy when I run it on my pc. Tends to slow everything down tonnes, and doesn't do much for me. The xorg is at the end.

Xorg Config for home:

# Auto-generated by Archie mkxcfg
# Auto-generated by Archie mkxcfg

Section "ServerLayout"

# PS/2 Mouse not detected
# Serial Mouse not detected
        Identifier     "Xorg Configured"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Additional fonts: Locale, Gimp, TTF...
#       FontPath     "/usr/share/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi"
#       FontPath     "/usr/share/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi"
# True type and type1 fonts are also handled via xftlib, see /etc/X11/XftConfig!
        RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/decoratives"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/openoffice"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latex-ttf-fonts"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/defoma/CID"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/defoma/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load  "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor
    Load  "dbe"
    Load  "dri"
    Load  "extmod"
    Load  "glx"
    Load  "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
    Load  "type1"
    Load  "freetype"
    Load  "record"
    #   Load  "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option        "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "keyboard"
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
    Option        "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option        "XkbVariant" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Serial Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "Microsoft"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option        "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "PS/2 Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "auto"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option        "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "USB Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option        "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option        "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 # Warning: This may fry old Monitors
 # Very conservative. May flicker.
#    VertRefresh  50.0 - 62.0 # Extreme conservative. Will flicker. TFT default.
    #  Default modes distilled from
    #      "VESA and Industry Standards and Guide for Computer Display Monitor
    #       Timing", version 1.0, revision 0.8, adopted September 17, 1998.
    #  $XFree86: xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/etc/vesamodes,v 1.4 1999/11/18 16:52:17 tsi Exp $
    # 640x350 @ 85Hz (VESA) hsync: 37.9kHz
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
    ModeLine     "640x350" 31.5 640 672 736 832 350 382 385 445 +hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "640x400" 31.5 640 672 736 832 400 401 404 445 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "720x400" 35.5 720 756 828 936 400 401 404 446 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "640x480" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "640x480" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "640x480" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "640x480" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "800x600" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "800x600" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "800x600" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "800x600" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "800x600" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync +vsync interlace
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1152x864" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x960" 108.0 1280 1376 1488 1800 960 961 964 1000 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x960" 148.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 960 961 964 1011 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x1024" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x1024" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1600x1200" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1600x1200" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1600x1200" 189.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1600x1200" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1600x1200" 229.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1792x1344" 204.8 1792 1920 2120 2448 1344 1345 1348 1394 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1792x1344" 261.0 1792 1888 2104 2456 1344 1345 1348 1417 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1856x1392" 218.3 1856 1952 2176 2528 1392 1393 1396 1439 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1856x1392" 288.0 1856 1984 2208 2560 1392 1393 1396 1500 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1920x1440" 234.0 1920 2048 2256 2600 1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1920x1440" 297.0 1920 2064 2288 2640 1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1800x1440" 230.0 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1800x1440" 250.0 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "640x480" 43.2 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "768x576" 35.0 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 597 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "768x576" 42.9 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 601 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "768x576" 45.5 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 602 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "768x576" 51.8 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 605 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "768x576" 62.6 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 611 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "800x600" 68.2 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 113.3 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1152x864" 81.6 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1152x864" 119.7 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 907 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1152x864" 143.5 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x960" 124.5 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1001 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x960" 129.9 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x960" 179.0 1280 1376 1520 1760 960 961 964 1017 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1280x1024" 191.0 1280 1376 1520 1760 1024 1025 1028 1085 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1400x1050" 122.6 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1400x1050" 149.3 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1094 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1400x1050" 155.8 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1400x1050" 179.3 1400 1504 1656 1912 1050 1051 1054 1103 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1400x1050" 214.4 1400 1512 1664 1928 1050 1051 1054 1112 -hsync +vsync
    ModeLine     "1600x1200" 280.6 1600 1728 1904 2208 1200 1201 1204 1271 -hsync +vsync
    Option        "DPMS" "true"
#    HorizSync    28.0 - 78.0 # Warning: This may fry very old Monitors
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    Option        "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option        "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option        "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Card0"
    Driver      "vesa"
    VendorName  "All"
    BoardName   "All"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Driver      "fglrx"
    Option        "DesktopSetup" "horizontal"
    Option        "EnableMonitor" "lvds,crt"
    BusID       "PCI:4:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Card0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth     16
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     1
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     4
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     8
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     15
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     16
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     24
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth     32
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Mode         0666
EndSection

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#71 2008-08-29 12:44:44

Wintershade
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Thanks for the info, friend! I've managed to solve it, and there's no Checkerboard of Doom for me anymore smile
The complete description is on my blog.


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#72 2008-08-31 03:27:36

zeddD1abl0
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Wintershade wrote:

Thanks for the info, friend! I've managed to solve it, and there's no Checkerboard of Doom for me anymore smile
The complete description is on my blog.

Hey, question, how much do you feel like breaking your Xorg.conf file? Because I don't think you have to re-install all the graphical bits, just default your xorg.conf (hwd -xa), re-initialise with the ATI tool (aticonfig --initial) and then restart. That should stop the checkerboard.

Last edited by zeddD1abl0 (2008-08-31 03:28:09)

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#73 2008-09-19 18:39:31

fettouhi
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Posts: 657

Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Catalyst 8.9 is out smile.

Regards

André

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#74 2008-09-19 18:47:34

Wintershade
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Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

Compiled and installed it yesterday. Nice to hear it's in the repos.

Works nice actually, made me switch from 8.3 finally. Still lacks some stuff, but it's way better than the versions from 8.4 to 8.8.
What I'd REALLY like to see now is decent OpenGL support - would you believe I run World of Warcraft in Direct3D mode rather than OpenGL? LOL


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#75 2008-09-19 20:20:57

AndyRTR
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Registered: 2005-10-07
Posts: 1,640

Re: ATI Catalyst™ 8.5 Proprietary Linux Display Driver released

8.9 is not yet in the repos. it has a fileconflict with xorg-server (libdri) that has to be solved. and there are reports out causing X segfaults. don't exect it very soon in the repos. anyway reports about state on your systems are welcome.

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