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#1901 2010-06-12 09:41:58

Eit
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Cdh wrote:

xorg will use proprietary drivers only when being told so.
Therefore you need a xorg.conf
Easiest is to just do aticonfig --inital which will create it fully automatically.

The Warning you get is not related to fglrx.
It just says that your
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
should be called
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

looks like it's working now...I will try some 3D accelerate game and see....thank you all so much.

By the way I think the wiki about catalyst is not rly clear...:/

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#1902 2010-06-13 22:02:13

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

With 10.5 fullscreen flash is like a slideshow ...

I don't remember this behavior in the past .

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#1903 2010-06-15 11:36:26

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@Vi0L0, check your mail mate smile

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#1904 2010-06-16 13:58:18

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Yeeah! Thanks to Azieth's kindness - who gave server space - catalyst repo got now more appropriate place to live! big_smile
Thank you very very much mate!

[catalyst] [catalyst-xorg18] [catalyst-test-xorg18] [catalyst-10.3] and [catalyst-10.4] repositories got now different addresses so please change your pacman.conf. All is discribed in ATI Catalyst Wiki

I have also added packages needed to use video acceleration (libva-sds,mplayer-vaapi,xvba-video) into [catalyst] and [catalyst-xorg18] repositories. And again i haven't tested their i686 versions, but they should work fine smile.

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#1905 2010-06-16 18:49:43

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

10.6 is on AMD's servers

New Features
This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
RadeonTM Display Driver. These include the following:
* Support for New Linux Operating Systems
* Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
* 2D performance enhancements

Support for New Linux Operating Systems
This release of ATI CatalystTM Linux introduces support for the following new operating
system:
* RHEL 5.5 production support

Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
* ATI CatalystTM 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI RadeonTM
HD 5000 Series
* ATI CatalystTM 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI RadeonTM
HD Series

2D performance enhancements
ATI CatalystTM 10.6 delivers a new architecture for 2D acceleration. The new 2D
architecture delivers fast windows resizing with Compiz/Visual-Effects and general 2D
performance improvements in all AMD supported Linux distributions.

Resolved Issues
The following section provides a brief description of resolved issues with the latest
version of the ATI CatalystTM Linux software suite. These include:
"Xorg -probeonly" no longer causes screen corruption or the system to fail to respond

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#1906 2010-06-16 18:56:30

Kariddi
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Yuppiaiohhh!!

I want to try these hard! I hope that these solve a lot of my problems with 2d performance ...

The AMD servers are quite crushed right now hmm

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#1907 2010-06-16 19:16:29

handy
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Kariddi wrote:

Yuppiaiohhh!!

I want to try these hard! I hope that these solve a lot of my problems with 2d performance ...

The AMD servers are quite crushed right now hmm

You can't get what you need from the links in the OP of this thread?

[Edit:] Oops, wrong thread! lol

Last edited by handy (2010-06-17 01:24:18)


I used to be surprised that I was still surprised by my own stupidity, finding it strangely refreshing.
Well, now I don't find it refreshing.
I'm over it!

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#1908 2010-06-16 20:26:58

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

borbarad wrote:

10.6 is on AMD's servers

Thanks! big_smile AUR's has been updated, repos will be updated soon.
And wow, this 2D acceleration is really workin! LOL
After installing i removed /etc/ati/amdpcsdb, and Xorg.0.log is telling that its working:

(==) fglrx(0): ATI 2D Acceleration Architecture enabled

So its not called Direct2D wink. Its fast, maybe catalyst doesnt need backclear/backfill patches? I will test that in minutes and write about it...
Edit: YES! It's working fine on unpatched xserver 1.7.6 @ kde! Althought i cannot see list of effects @ systemsettings - STRANGE. Gotta look closer @ this
Edit2: 10.6 also fixes my problems with kwin and memory leaks.

Request: can some gnome/xfce/*box/other_de user confirm that its (unpatched xserver) working fine for him? Im seriously considering pulling out patched xservers from the repo (ofcourse xserver 1.8 still has to be patched - but maybe only for version "hack")

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#1909 2010-06-17 00:40:36

Cookie
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I use compiz-standalone WM after 10.6 installation memory usage is down from around 900 mb ram to 400 mb(with my usual windows open), and indeed window resizing in normal mode is smooth and instant no more cpu load smile

Well done ATI/AMD big_smile


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#1910 2010-06-17 02:34:45

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

mplayer error - libaudio.so.2 missing after installing mplayer-vaapi

ldd /usr/bin/mplayer | grep not
        libaudio.so.2 => not found

so Installed package nas and solved

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#1911 2010-06-17 06:42:40

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

This release looks promising. X's ram consumption has dramatically gone down. Let's see how it goes along the day.

@Vi0L0 no problems for me in systemsetting's desktop effects, but I'm using the patched xorg-server 1.7.6-3

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#1912 2010-06-17 07:30:12

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Using the patched 1.8 from AUR, I have corruption with catalyst 10.6. See the screenshot here:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5404 … 6x768s.png

I'm using xfwm4 w/ compositing enabled. The backfill patch, which used to work, might be the cause of the problem, so I'll report after more testing.

Edit: Removing the patch doesn't work either. Still, I can verify Vi0L0's finding that backclear/backfill patches are no longer needed. If enough people can verify this, I'll remove my AUR package when xorg 1.8 hits [extra].

Last edited by dcc24 (2010-06-17 09:06:43)


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#1913 2010-06-17 07:45:26

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I cannot enable desktop effects in KDE using kwin. Moreover, window resizing, drag and scrolling has become painfully slow. I tried both the patched xorg-servers from [catalyst] and also the vanilla one from [extra], same results. Mobility HD3470 with dual head setup here.
I roll back to 10.5 for now.

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#1914 2010-06-17 09:07:56

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

dcc24 wrote:

Using the patched 1.8 from AUR, I have corruption with catalyst 10.6.

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3070/snapshot1f.png

Same problem with xorg-server (1.7.6 not patched)

Edit : with KDEmod 4.4

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#1915 2010-06-17 09:09:50

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Glad I'm not the only one. Can anyone else confirm this? Especially people using different DEs/WMs.


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#1916 2010-06-17 11:52:04

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

yimm wrote:
dcc24 wrote:

Using the patched 1.8 from AUR, I have corruption with catalyst 10.6.

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3070/snapshot1f.png

Same problem with xorg-server (1.7.6 not patched)

Edit : with KDEmod 4.4

To solve that problem remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf and build another with # aticonfig --initial.
That solve problem for me.

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#1917 2010-06-17 12:06:28

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I will try wink

Edit : always the problem hmm

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#1918 2010-06-17 12:31:17

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

subzero316 wrote:

so Installed package nas and solved

Thanks for the info, and sorry for that, its fixed with new build - no need of nas anymore

<sigh> so theres a lots of problems with 10.6 i see... also users of phoronix forums are telling about bugs you all mentioned and more:
http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24296

As about backclear/backfill packages i guess i will leave them in the repo, maybe it will work for somebody, i will just change the name of backfill-patched xorg-server to something else, and leave xorg-server package unpatched... Will leave note when done.

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#1919 2010-06-17 13:45:20

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

@Vi0l0
ldd /usr/bin/mplayer | grep not
        libvpx.so.0 => not found
Since its for WebM, its fine hopefully one day browser based 1080p videos will run smoothly.

Just tried playing with -vo vaapi:gl all i see are artifacts, so got the latest from splitted-desktop, compiled and same deal!!


EDIT: I give up.. Switched back to 10.5. Latest mplayer-vaapi works fine.

Last edited by subzero316 (2010-06-17 14:39:57)

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#1920 2010-06-17 15:58:12

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

subzero316 wrote:

@Vi0l0
ldd /usr/bin/mplayer | grep not
        libvpx.so.0 => not found

LOL! Ok, another update - this time ive builded packages on clean arch x86_64 system (virtual), so it shouldnt have any additional library dependencies

subzero316 wrote:

Since its for WebM, its fine hopefully one day browser based 1080p videos will run smoothly.

Yes, webm looks promising, and looks pretty good as for early-look

subzero316 wrote:

Just tried playing with -vo vaapi:gl all i see are artifacts, so got the latest from splitted-desktop, compiled and same deal!!


EDIT: I give up.. Switched back to 10.5. Latest mplayer-vaapi works fine.

Looks like im a lucker - 10.6 works well on my machine, without errors or bugs mentioned here or @ phoronix <sigh> (well except opengl errors that arrived with 10.5 - bad texturing with q3a engine games)

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#1921 2010-06-17 16:09:50

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

As you may see i have updated [catalyst] and [catalyst-xorg18] repositories.
xorg-server package is now free of backclear/backfill patches.
Although theres new package called xorg-server-backclear patched with backclear patch, and ofcourse untouched xorg-server-1.X-catalyst-maximize-fix patched with fedora's backfill patch - just in case.

There are also [catalyst-10.5] and [catalyst-xorg18-10.5] repositories - addresses of them are the same as for [catalyst] and [catalyst-xorg18] repositories.

Now I am updating Wiki with that information.

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#1922 2010-06-17 16:29:43

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

I can confirm the Q3-games-issue but have also another problem:
Black 'boxes' in Firefox, Gnome without Compiz. Could the backclear patch fix it?

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#1923 2010-06-17 16:33:22

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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Can you please, please, read the last few messages on this thread?


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#1924 2010-06-17 16:38:57

ChemBro
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

Catalyst 10.6 gives me a segmentation fault (Kernel 2.6.33, 32bit, Radeon HD 4650), so no graphical whatever.

Sorry for not providing the log-file, but I wanted my desktop back. :-) Maybe I provide one later. (I'm back on Catalyst 10.5).

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#1925 2010-06-17 16:46:04

lman
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Re: The AMD/ATI Bar & Grill

gnome+compiz. Few glitches with firefox address bar. Other than that it's working fine smile
Edit: hd 4850, unpatched xorg

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